Get the best seats for Canada’s autumn colours with Air Transat - flying from London Gatwick

03 August, 2016 - Air Transat, the Canadian award-winning leisure airline, is offering some fantastic return fares to the East and West Coast this autumn – the perfect time to see the country’s spectacular seasonal colours.

Air Transat operates direct year-round services from London Gatwick to Toronto and Vancouver, with additional services to Calgary and Montreal from May to October.

From 5th – 12th August 2016, UK travellers can benefit from great value return flights from Gatwick to Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver, with return flight prices starting from £301 per person on selected flights between September and November 2016*.

 

Return

Gatwick to Toronto

From £301pp

Gatwick to Montreal

From £321pp

Gatwick to Vancouver

From £343pp

Gatwick to Calgary

From £369pp

 
Some of the best places to see the beautiful autumn colours in all their glory include:

Algonquin Park, Ontario

Within close proximity to Toronto, this stunning park which is made up of forests, lakes and rivers offers the opportunity to see autumn foliage by foot or canoe.  Maple trees are at their best at the end of September or end of October, whereas the aspens, tamaracks and red oaks reach their peak in the middle of October.

Montreal, Quebec

There are many places to view the autumn colours in Montreal, from the top of Parc du Mont Royal in the middle of the city, to the Montreal Botanical Garden where the annual lantern festival (2 Sept – 31 Oct) coincides with the city’s autumn foliage season. Alternatively, just a short drive north of Montreal are the Laurentian Mountains which offer one of the most spectacular views of red, orange and yellow leaves displayed by a variety of different tree species.

The Rocky Mountains, Alberta

Still warm and dry but slightly quieter than in the summer, September and October are great months to visit the Rocky Mountains. Visitors can take in the stunning colours of the sub-alpine larch and aspen trees in peaceful surroundings.

Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia

With guaranteed great views of the autumn colours, the best time to visit Vancouver’s popular Stanley Park is in October and November as the trees and vegetation peak a little later in B.C.  Top tip: for one of the best ways to see the variety of colours, take a bike ride around the Park’s seawall.

All Air Transat flights include the added value of a 23kg allowance for hold luggage, meals and soft drinks on board, plus in-flight entertainment.

Air Transat offers flexible Eco fares, allowing passengers to make changes for free up to the day of departure. Passengers can also book Option Plus for more economy class benefits, or upgrade to Club Class, a separate cabin Premium Economy service.

For more information and reservations, call 00 800 872 672 83 or visit www.airtransat.co.uk for the terms and conditions for flexible web fares.

Notes to Editors

*November flights to Toronto and Vancouver only

About Air Transat

Air Transat is Canada’s leading holiday travel airline. Every year, it carries some three million passengers to nearly 60 destinations in 30 countries aboard its fleet of Boeing narrow-body and Airbus wide-body jets. The company employs approximately 2,000 people. Air Transat is a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc., an integrated international tour operator with more than 60 destination countries and that distributes products in over 50 countries.

Air Transat was named one of the best long-haul economy flight carriers by Which? Travel in its January 2016 Airline Survey report, and the leading airline to Canada, beating other long-haul airlines. Air Transat was judged on the quality of a variety of provisions, including punctuality (91%), boarding and value for money – which both received a four out of five star-rating.  The airline has also been named Best North American Leisure Airline for the fifth consecutive year at the 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards.

Laura Apps / Claire Lowe - Air Transat Press Office - Bell Pottinger Corporate & Brand - Telephone: 020 3772 2536 / 2524 - lapps@bellpottinger.com

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