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If you have plans (or dreams) of a trip to paradise this winter, flying to Puerto Vallarta in Mexico's Jalisco state just got a little easier from Canada.

Flights Schedules Include Inaugural Routes

After months on pause, Canadian airlines are ramping up flights to the popular vacation destination of Puerto Vallarta for the end of the year and into 2022.

The routes on Canada’s major airlines include service from Vancouver to Puerto Vallarta on Air Canada, and Calgary and Vancouver to Puerto Vallarta via WestJet. Flights are also scheduled from October 10 between Toronto and Puerto Vallarta on sunny vacation airline Sunwing.

An afternoon view through the palm trees of Majahuitas Beach and across the Bay of Banderas, near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Low-cost airline Swoop resumed flight routes to Puerto Vallarta from Edmonton and Hamilton. Swoop flights to Puerto Vallarta departing from Toronto and Abbotsford are scheduled to resume next month. Swoop’s updated flight schedule also includes an inaugural route from Winnipeg.

Air Transat, arguably Canada’s most popular vacation destination airline, is set to resume flight routes from Montreal and Toronto after completely pausing all flight services back in January.

Scroll down to see the complete list of flights to Puerto Vallarta.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico-20 April, 2018: Famous Puerto Vallarta sea promenade (Malecon)

Announcement Comes After Months-Long Hiatus

This announcement comes as great news for the travel industry following a months-long hiatus, when the Canadian government called for a suspension of all flight services from Canada to destinations throughout Mexico and the Caribbean back in January. All other international flight arrivals were rerouted to only four Canadian airports (Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal) and a hotel quarantine was required upon arrival.

Flights to Mexico on Air Canada and WestJet slowly resumed in June and July, with some airlines adding new domestic and international flight routes to better serve Canadian travelers.

Coconut drinks on a table with a beach view.

Direct Flights To Puerto Vallarta From Canada

Planning a winter trip in Mexico? Find the best flight route to Puerto Vallarta from a Canadian airport nearest you.

Please note that this is not necessarily a full list of all flight services from Canada to Puerto Vallarta, but will give you a good idea to help plan your travels.

Air CanadaWestJetSwoopAir TransatSunwing
Vancouver (2 flights/week starting October 2)Vancouver (daily starting in November)Edmonton (twice weekly from October 12)MontrealToronto
Montreal (1 flight/week from October 31)Calgary (daily starting October 25)Abbotsford (twice weekly from November 3)Toronto
Toronto (1 flight/week from October 31)Edmonton (3 flights/week from November 1)Winnipeg (weekly from November 4, twice weekly from December 2)
Winnipeg (1 flight/week from November 1)Hamilton (twice weekly from December 3)
Toronto (2 flights/week from November 1)Toronto (twice weekly from November 3)
Victoria (1 flight/week from December 19)
Flight routes to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico from Canada

Please check the airline's website for more details and flight schedules to other destinations in Mexico.

Unusual angle looking up at old brick bell tower and crown of Guadalupe Church in Puerto Vallarta with colorful cut paper flags waving in the breeze.

Puerto Vallarta A Consistently Popular Destination With Canadians

Puerto Vallarta is one of the most sought-after destinations for Canadian and U.S. travelers. With oceanfront resorts, a booming hospitality industry and favorable weather during the winter months (Puerto Vallarta's rainy season is between April and June), it rivals Cancun as a top vacation destination in Mexico.

While Cancun and Puerto Vallarta are on different sides of the country, each offer unique experiences to tourists from around the world. To boost tourism this winter, Canadian airlines have also added new routes to Cancun this winter.

According to the Vallarta Daily, Canadian tourists are known for their extended stays during the winter and are “some of the best performers in Puerto Vallarta in recent years.”

Woman doing yoga at the beach in Mexico

Top Things To Do In Puerto Vallarta

Located in the Riviera Nayarit region along Mexico’s Pacific coast, Puerto Vallarta is a destination with something for every type of traveler. You can hike the Sierra Madre mountains, go on a snorkeling excursion or take a day trip (or longer) to nearby Sayulita or the lesser-known Nuevo Vallarta.

If you want something a little different on your getaway, you can book a yoga or meditation retreat – Puerto Vallarta and the surrounding region is growing as a health and wellness destination for travelers from the U.S. and Canada.

Whatever you do, make sure you head to some of these great beaches scattered along the coast. If you'd like more ideas and inspiration for your trip, check out our article on the top places to visit in Puerto Vallarta.

Close up of a tequila and lime margarita with a salted rim on an outdoor table with tortilla chips and pico de gallo.

Travel Restrictions In Mexico

Travelers need to fill out a Health Declaration Form when traveling to Mexico. At this time, there are no testing or vaccine requirements for domestic or international travel.

The small fishing village of Yelapa on the Bay of Banderas, near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

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Friday 8th of October 2021

Flights from Canada will soon transport only vaccinated travelers. That is convenient for businesses in Mexico who decided to refuse any vaccinated patron into their premises in order to protect the unvaccinated to get infected. Canadians would not be allowed to enter the premise unless he/she can show proof that he/she entered the country by land.