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Average price (return flight)

$260(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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$317or less

Good deal one-way

$296or less

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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $296 or less one-way and $317 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Vancouver to Calgary was found, on average, 56 days before departure.
  • Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is May.
  • For those that are interested in non-stop flights from Vancouver to Calgary, consider booking your trip with either Air Canada or WestJet Airlines. While Air Canada is known for having comfortable seats, free meals and free checked bags, WestJet Airlines has become popular for their budget-friendly tickets.
  • If you have a question about your flight or the different amenities in Vancouver International Airport, keep your eyes open for one of the Airport Ambassadors that are stationed throughout the different terminals. Easily identified by their green jackets and vests, these volunteers can help you with any questions you may have and provide you with necessary resources.
  • Travelling to Calgary for business? Make sure to stop by the UPS Business Center that is located in the main terminal of Calgary International Airport. This business center has fax and copying services, high-speed WiFi and workstations, making it a convenient place to get caught up on your to-do list.
  • To store some of your luggage or personal items after your flight from Vancouver to Calgary has landed, head to the luggage storage desk in the arrivals terminal of Calgary International Airport. There is no minimum for how many items you can store, and prices vary depending on how long your belongings will be stored for as well as their size.
  • If you would like to relax before your flight takes off, drop by the quiet zone that is located near gate D67 of Vancouver International Airport. Equipped with stretching mats, soothing music and comfortable couches, this room is an ideal place to clear your head before beginning a long day of travelling.

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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

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Air North
Overall score based on 45 reviews
9.6
Boarding
9.3
Comfort
9.7
Crew
8.1
Entertainment
9.6
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Service was good, frequent drinks and snacks, nice little deli platter was unexpected and very delicious!"

Pros: "You constantly got food and drinks served, a big contrast to the other airlines who don't even serve complimentary food on 5 hour trips. We didn't expect to get food on this 2 hour flight so we had breakfast beforehand. We were pleasantly surprised!"

Cons: "The HS was I bit cramped!"

Pros: "Friendly staff. Provided sandwich and cookie during flight."
Cons: "Minor item: Didn't provide hav charger in seats but for short flights not a big issue"

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "From the coffee and cookies while waiting to board to the freshly baked items given while receiving food service, this is great customer service. Not to mention the competitively priced airfare and not having to pay an extra fee for checked bags, this airline can't be beat. I would definitely fly it again and suggest it to anyone if they're looking to fly in northern Canada."

Pros: "Great staff, service, price."
Cons: "Only negative was the flight left 10-15 minutes late. Not sure if it was their fault or air control. Would definitely book with them again though."

Pros: "Excellent airfare, super easy online check-in, friendly crew, comfortable plane, very pleasant flight."
Cons: "Flight frequency. I wish there were more flights between YVR and YLW."

"Coffee left a lot to be desired"

Pros: "Professional, but friendly crew."

Cons: "Hello, I just needed to voice my dissatisfaction with this fight. I’m not sure if every Westjet flight I was lucky and had amazing crew members or if the staff on this flight was having a bad flight. Our flight was delayed by 75min. The flight crew did not attend to any requests from the customers for the 75min we were on the tarmac. I asked for headphones and the crew member look agitated I asked made a remark about how nobody buys them so she didn’t know how much they are. She said she would come back with the price, and did not. I had to wait for the beverage cart and then order them again. Then I asked for an additional can of ginger ale. The gentleman said he’ll need to come back (as he was cleaning the garbage). He never came back. I had to hit the assistance button again and got the original woman. Once again agitated and when I asked she said to wait for the beverage cart again. After another 10-15min they started the beverage service again. On previous flights there were delays, shorter like 30min westjet crew members gave free headphones. And those are the kind of experiences I’ve come to expect from westjet. Not the free aspect but flight crew that care about the customers. The entire crew on this flight was agitated and annoyed from boarding and it definitely showed. Small things like even a smile or even sorry everyone, would’ve gone a long way. But when the crew doesn’t care the flight gets 10x longer, and when the flight is already delayed by 25% of the flight duration it comes to a point where you’re counting down the seconds to get out. The delay was unfortunate and out of the control of the company and crew but that doesn’t mean the crew couldn’t still make it into a memorable experience for the guests."

Pros: "crew"
Cons: "i would love to seat beside passenger who doesn’t snore bery loud."

Pros: "Smooth process, nice plane, amicable staff"

Pros: "All good."

Pros: "Boarding time. Flights on time"
Cons: "Amazing"

Pros: "Gavin at check in was so great!! Amazing and professional!! Great clear concise announcements!"

Pros: "Service was very good."
Cons: "Nothing."

Cons: "I wish there were more food options"

Cons: "Flight was delayed."

Pros: "Quick flight and it was on schedule"
Cons: "Better option for movies and tv shows"

Pros: "Crew are always the best on WJ:) All smiles, real people, love it :)"
Cons: "On board entertainment not working :("

Pros: "Mate"
Cons: "Late"

Pros: "The crew was friendly and provided great service."

Cons: "No information"

Pros: "On time, free coffee, free pretzels"
Cons: "Going home."

Pros: "Smooth. On time"

Cons: "Flight got delayed for over 2 hours"

Pros: "Wonderful friendly and helpful ground staff and crew."
Cons: "1 hour delay in boarding due to mismanagement of scheduled maintenance. If more time was needed, please do not schedule/post early flight time. I could have used that time to roam Vancouver."

Pros: "Always pleasant to find that in an 'ordinary' seat my knees are not embedded in the seat in front of me. The USB power at the seat is important - I know everybody has it now, but still worth saying."
Cons: "Elbow crunch by a passing service cart is an unpleasant way to awaken from a doze. Is there some way that service people can be a bit more aware of (living) obstacles?"

Pros: "Left and arrived on time, friendly Westjet crew as always."
Cons: "Tiny TV screens, no real food, seat cushion was so compacted it was uncomfortable."

Pros: "Everything. Extremely polite flight attendants Clean plane Great service"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Due to the fact that my trip to was not clearly indicated as non stop it is the first time in thirty years of regular travel that I did not have a direct flight to Calgary. Then I was not able to change my flight at the airport even though there was room available on a direct Westjet flight leaving as close to the same time. But the worst part as after landing we waited for a very long time for the plane to pull up to a gate (unnecessarily burning fuel and poluting the environment). And finally we waited another very long time for the doors of the plane to be opened for disembarkation. More than 3/4 of an hour waiting on the ground after a one hour flight very late in the evening. As a result I hat to take a cab home from the airport. Now I will try my best to not fly Westjet."

Pros: "Nice customer service pleasant flight. Fkight attendants are really nice"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Cramped seating"

Cons: "They used the rough air condition story to hip us out of full service, The conditions were fine . I bought the plus and did that because of a food option. They ripped me off Thanks Bryan ELLIOTT Previous flyer Lost my trust"

Pros: "Plane, stewardesses on the plane"
Cons: "Where to start. Booked a higher priced ticket as layover was minimal. Westjet later emails, saying layover is now 7 hours?!?! We booked a connector with air canada with only a 2hr layover. We decided to keep the checked bags on the Westjet later connector to be less hassle. Westjet agents at airport did not mention that you cannot do that. So it wasn’t until we arrived at the layover point, we were told we had to pull the bags and re-check them in with Air Canada, go through the whole rigamarile of checkin, baggage check, and security. Not something you want to deal with when you are at the tail end of a red-eye flight. So thumbs down. In Westjet’s defense, they did give me a 200 dollar credit toward a future flight when I kicked up a fuss about the change to a 7-hour layover."

Pros: "New plane was nice."
Cons: "Snacks offered"

Pros: "I was given a nice seat with plenty of leg room by the emergency exit ."

Pros: "Everything was very streamlined, from boarding to landing."

Pros: "Price was perfect."
Cons: "Airlines don't have small tv's to watch and give out cheap snacks. Flairaire is so cheap you even have to buy your beverage unless it's a glass of water. Wasn't overly impressed with this airline. Also getting your itenairy online was also difficult. I had to change email information and call customer service which was in Spanish not English language. Then while lining up at the airport to process and check bags there was no computer to self serve and get through the line up faster and efficiently. The main clerk that helps with the line up was rude to passengers. Stating that on a domestic flight you need to be 2 hours ahead of boarding. Which most of us were a good 90 minutes to pre boarding. All of the struggles can be avoided with self serve check-in and prepaid bag check. The flight and crew were friendly and pleasant."

Pros: "It was a quiet flight. Quick loading. Got to sit with my friends."
Cons: "Seats were rock hard. Less leg space, price of bags to high, too many people bring on over-sized carry on taking up all the overhead bins. No entertainment options for flight"

Pros: "The staff members are very friendly, helpful, and personable."
Cons: "The delay of the return flight was a bit of an inconvenience, however the flight crew was very professional about it."

Cons: "We sat on the tarmac in the plane for 4 hours when 20 minutes into the delay the flight attendants knew they weren't going to be able to fly with us, and instead of cancelling the flight 20 minutes into the delay we sat on the plane for 4 hours while the crew knew we were not going to take off. There were a handful of infants and children (my 10 month old nephew included) and for the crew to keep the passengers on the plane for 4 hours when they knew the flight was going to be cancelled is unacceptable."

Pros: "Crew ok."
Cons: "Was told need to fix my ticket from Bangkok. So after waiting over an hour to get ticket fixed, found out didn't need to. Then a rush through security . Lucky Westjet flight delayed (usual) And made flight by running to gate. Then get to sit on plane for an hour. AGAIN. Two flights on Westjet and two delayed and two sat in the plane an hour. First time missed my connecting to Hong Kong and Bangkok. I know nothing perfect, but this seems to be the norm. Next time will try to find someone else to fly with."

Pros: "The professionalism. The crew were wonderful. Thank you for the great service."
Cons: "The only problem we had with Westjet was the ramps from the plane to the terminal in Calgary. Pretty steep and my husband tripped on the metal platform on the carpet. He banged his head and hurt his leg. Westjet crew were fabulous! They tended to him right away. The paramedics were called and he's in hospital right now."

Pros: "Some of the people who helped with wheelchair assistance for my dad were kind."
Cons: "1. I previously asked for wheelchair assistance for my father and when we dropped off our bags the agent said she would get someone and told us to sit in the waiting area. After five minutes no one came so I went to the assistance desk and they said they hadn't been informed so they sent someone right away. If I hadn't been there to ask, I don't know how long my mom and dad would have sat there. 2. The man who wheeled my dad to the gate was very nice and he said he arranged for all of us to sit together, which was nice because I wasn't able to sit with my parents since we weren't able to choose the same row when we booked. When we boarded, we found out that the seats hadn't been changed, and the person who previously booked the seat beside my parents refused to move so I sat in the row beside them. These problems were minor but they highlighted a lack of communication between staff and the attendant dealing with us wasn't the most friendly either. I used to fly westjet in the early days when I still lived in Canada and I've noticed that the level of service has gone down. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity and space to comment. Asunción Perez"

Pros: "I just love WestJet"

Pros: "Flight was delayed hours. Met the most amazing man on the flight ahead of me to Calgary. He waited at the airport for my flight to land. Sometimes delays are just meant to be. Lots of commuting travel in our future..."

Cons: "Extremely delayed with terrible snacks"

Pros: "Honestly, I slept on my flight so I miss all the perks. I’d assume everything was fine since they let me sleep. They also let me board early since my foot was in a cast."
Cons: "Flight was delayed, but not by much."

Pros: "The crew were friendly and professional; the flight was safe--by far the top priority!"
Cons: "The plane needed a jump start before we could leave Vancouver (this was during daytime, sunny skies, about +1°C), which didn't inspire confidence in the plane's airworthiness and which delayed our departure by almost an hour. But evidently the crew followed the required procedure and we arrived safely in Calgary. Better to be a bit late than to have an unsafe flight."

Pros: "I like that there was no delay"
Cons: "Food service and having to pay for checked baggage"

Pros: "safe and on time flight"
Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "The breezy, confident preflight announcements of the crew, including (from the Captain) "We are flying into Kelowna today, where the weather is always awesome even though it is a bit overcast and 5 degrees C..." and from the flight attendant on landing, "We have arrived in Kelowna. If you live here--Lucky You! You are almost home! And if you don't live here, welcome to the Okanagan! We hope you enjoy your stay." I was only disappointed that the sentence including 'lucky you' was not included in the French translation. C'est d'hommage..."

Pros: "Caring and friendly flight crew Enough legroom Cared to give instructions while travelling with the baby Generous with drinks and snacks Offered to carry luggage Followed up couple of times to see if we needed any thing"
Cons: "..."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Flight delayed which led to our rental car gone"

Pros: "Staff was friendly"
Cons: "To many layovers, the gates were too far from each other"

Pros: "Good helpful crew. Reasonably sane boardingon a full d flight."

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