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Need to stay warm this winter? Here are some of the cheapest flight deals available to the top sunny destinations from Toronto, Calgary and other major cities in Canada.

Kingston, Jamaica

With new flight routes launched from Canada last month and vaccinated tourists being able to move throughout Jamaica's “resilient corridor”, this warm and sunny Caribbean nation is happy to welcome you back.

In Jamaica you can soak up all of that sun you've been missing over the winter. Travelers can go on a day trip to Dunn's River Falls & Park near Ocho Rios, lounge the day away on Negril's Seven Mile Beach, or go on a guided tour of the stunning Green Grotto Caves. Wondering about Jamaica's latest travel restrictions? Find out more on the tourism board website.

There are cheap flight deals available to Kingston and Montego Bay in January and February from Toronto.

Average flight prices (CAD)

Non-stop from Toronto to Kingston: $360 round-trip
Toronto to Montego Bay: $435 round-trip

The lovely tropical island of Ocho Rios, Jamaica in the Caribbean

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Entry restrictions have eased for tourists in the Dominican Republic in recent months, so this is another sunny destination to put on your radar this winter.

For a much-needed winter break this year, stay at one of Punta Cana's many resorts. Relax on the white sands of Arena Gorda Beach, ride the waves in Playa Macao, and enjoy some water sports at Bavaro Beach.

Average flight prices (CAD)

Non-stop flights from Toronto to Punta Cana: $400 round-trip
Non-stop flights from Montreal to Punta Cana: $500 round-trip

Bavaro beach in Punta Cana. Dominican republic

Cancun, Mexico

Cancun is a consistently accessible destination for Canadian travelers looking for refuge from the harsh winter months.

If staying in Cancun doesn't sound appealing to you, just hop on a bus (or rent a car, of course) and head south to relax in Playa del Carmen or Puerto Morelos. Alternatively, you can travel west towards the Yucatan cities of Valladolid or Merida where warm weather, fascinating history, and delicious food is guaranteed.

woman standing overlooking Mayan ruins near cancun

Average flight prices (CAD)

Toronto to Cancun: $260 round-trip
Montreal to Cancun:
$500 round-trip
Ottawa to Cancun:
$290 round-trip
Halifax to Cancun:
$509 round-trip
Calgary to Cancun:
$608 round-trip

And beginning February 3, Swoop will offer direct flights from Winnipeg to Cancun. According to the website, one-way fares will start at $249.

Resort in Cancun shown in the daytime from the air

Playa Blanca, Panama

Explore somewhere a little different this winter! Sunny vacation airline Air Transat is currently offering flight deals from Montreal and Toronto to Rio Hato, Panama. Here you can find Playa Blanca, Playa Farallon, and other beautiful beaches.

Located along the Gulf of Panama on the west coast, Playa Blanca has a number of resorts, hotels and restaurants to choose from for a winter getaway.

Or, you can always use this cheap flight deal as an entry point and then travel north to Panama City to explore a mix of history, beaches and some of the national parks just outside of the capital city. Here are some top tips for your first visit to Panama.

Average flight prices (CAD)

Montreal to Panama: $525 round-trip
Toronto to Panama: $539 round-trip

peaceful beach in Playa Blanca, Panama

San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

For all of you west coasters, you'll be happy to know that there are cheap flight deals available from Vancouver and Edmonton to sunny San Jose del Cabo, a gem in Mexico's Baja Peninsula. There's also are great deals currently available on non-stop flights from Toronto this winter.

Spend your winter vacation sunbathing and relaxing at one of the beaches along the Sea of Cortez. You can even book a boat ride for the day to explore to the area and maybe even spot some local marine life. Finish the day off by enjoying some delicious Baja cuisine while watching the sunset over the Pacific.

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The cheapest flight prices from Canada to Cabo are currently with ultra low-cost carrier Flair Airlines. You can also find flight deals with WestJet.

Average flight prices (CAD)

Vancouver to San Jose del Cabo: $273 round-trip
Edmonton to San Jose del Cabo: $230 round-trip
Toronto to San Jose del Cabo: $355 round-trip

los cabos arch

The travel restrictions for the sunny destinations mentioned above all vary, so be sure to check the latest entry requirements before setting off on your trip!

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