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Flights to Vancouver from which airports in the UK?

Consistently voted among the world's most liveable cities, Vancouver is also a popular holiday destination for Britons, particularly in the winter months when thousands take advantage of direct international flights to head to the nearby world-renowned Whistler ski resort.

For 12 months of the year, regular flights are available from both London Gatwick and London Heathrow airports.

These services are complemented over the winter months by direct flights to the Canadian city from both Glasgow International and Manchester, allowing holidaymakers in the north of England and Scotland to enjoy a hassle-free start to their winter sports break.

Airlines flying to Vancouver from the UK

Both Air Canada and British Airways operate year-round flights from London and Vancouver, while Air Transat also flies out of London to the Canadian city 12 months a year.

However, in the winter months, these airlines are joined by a number of rival operators on the route, thereby keeping airline ticket prices competitive during times of peak demand.

Flyglobespan and Thomas Cook offer winter services to the Canadian resport's ski slopes, with both carriers taking off from Glasgow International, London Gatwick and Manchester Airports.

Where is Whistler in Canada?

Located in the southern Pacific Ranges of the imposing Coast Mountains, Whistler is one of North America's most popular winter sports destinations, attracting visitors from nearby Vancouver and much further afield.

The city is just 78 miles to the south, making its numerous hotels the ideal base to explore all the region has to offer.

Any stop overs?

Flights to Vancouver from the UK are direct, despite taking more than 12 hours.

As such, many passengers opt to stay for a night or two in a hotel in the city before travelling on to Whistler, thereby mixing up their holiday.

Things to see and do in and around Whistler

The fact that two million people a year visit Whistler shows just how well-regarded it is as a winter sports destination.

With high-quality hotels, good restaurants and above all excellent slopes and snowfall levels, the region is one of North America's top winter sports destinations, particularly for alpine skiing, though even during the summer months it is still popular among hikers and mountain bikers.

Nearby Vancouver offers all the benefits of a modern cosmopolitan city, such as the history of the Christ Church Cathedral and the culture of the Vancouver Art Gallery, without any of the associated stress.

As such, the city and its hotels serve as the ideal base to explore Canada's stunning outdoors or simply to wind down in the cafes surrounding Robson Square.


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