Travel deals for Canadians available right now

Get ready to save money on your next adventure with these May travel deals. The financial savings range from train tickets, airline packages, city passes, coupon booklets, and a luxurious resort set in a geological wonderland.

(Photo: Hilton Sedona Resort)
(Photo: Hilton Sedona Resort)

The Deal: Hilton Sedona Resort Bell Rock – Arizona

Savings: Four nights for the price of three

The Details: Stay for four consecutive nights and the fourth will be free when you book “Another Day in Paradise.” Rooms are subject to availability but there are plenty of dates to choose because this deal is active until December 24, 2017. Rates start at $259 per room, per night.

Reasons To Go: Stunning Sedona in Arizona is considered the ‘Spiritual Mecca of the Southwest’ with a diverse culture and history dating back 6,000 years. Take an exhilarating hike up Devil’s Bridge, check out a concert, swim in one of three resort pools, play a round of golf, or take an adventurous Jeep tour around the famous red rocks that are known to stimulate creative thinking and problem solving. The daily resort charge includes 15 per cent off Signature Spa services, so get pampered at the Eforea Spa and enjoy a Sedona stone facial, expert massage, or Terra Roja Exfoliation Wrap. It’s the ideal destination to relax and rejuvenate while nourishing your body, mind, and soul.

(Photo: Savannah Beach Hotel Barbados/Facebook)
(Photo: Savannah Beach Hotel Barbados/Facebook)

The Deal: Air Canada Vacations – Savings for Families in Mexico and the Caribbean

Savings: 50 per cent off flights for kids and kids stay free on select packages in Mexico and the Caribbean.

The Details: This special offer for the month of May ends on May 31st, 2017 and is for new bookings only and for select packages and departures in economy class. Departures can take place between now and October 31st, 2017. It subject to availability with a minimum seven-night stay and is applicable for kids aged two to 12 that are sharing an accommodation with two adults.

Reasons To Go: Since this deal has departures until the end of October, you can start planning your summer family vacation right now. Destinations include Hotel Whala Bavaro in Punta Cana; Grand Oasis Palm in Cancun; and Savannah Beach Hotel in Barbados. Regardless where you choose to visit Mexico or the Caribbean, get ready to enjoy the sand, surf, water sports, and a magical paradise getaway with your kids.

(Photo: Auberge Du Carre St.-Louis/Facebook)
(Photo: Auberge Du Carre St.-Louis/Facebook)

The Deal: Montreal’s 375th Package – Quebec

Savings: Believe it or not, there are 375 offers to coincide with Montreal’s 375th birthday bash and the 50th anniversary of Expo ’67. The offer includes one discount coupon booklet valued up to $500 per reservation, per room when a hotel on the list is booked.

The Details: The hotels in this deal include Auberge Du Carre St.-Louis in the Plateau; Le Centre Sheraton Montreal downtown; and Hotel St-Paul in Old Montreal. The offers are subject to availability, may vary with each selected hotel, and are based on double occupancy. The exclusive deal of $500 in coupons includes major attractions in Montreal.

Reasons To Go: Montreal is a unique and exciting destination with beautiful weather in the spring and summer months. There are so many unique neighbourhoods to explore with delicious restaurants and boutique shops linking the Old City streets. This year in Montreal there are over 175 events, projects and initiatives that are part of the special program so you are guaranteed to find something you love. Go out and explore art galleries, check out the latest museum exhibit, shop till you drop, take a walking tour, bike along city streets, or relax in a city park while practising your French.

The Empire State building is seen during sunset in New York, U.S., May 3, 2017. (Reuters/Shannon Stapleton)
The Empire State building is seen during sunset in New York, U.S., May 3, 2017. (Reuters/Shannon Stapleton)

The Deal: New York CityPass – New York

Savings: Save 42 per cent when you purchase this package that includes admission to six top New York City attractions.

The Details: The package includes a visit to The Empire State Building, The Statue of Liberty, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Museum of Natural History, Top of the Rock Observation Deck, and 9/11 Memorial & Museum. There are other variations you can swap some of these with, see website for more details. You can purchase the deal online or at one of the partner attractions. CityPass is valid for nine consecutive days starting with the first day you use it.

Reasons To Go: In a city where average hotels can cost $450 a night, it’s nice to save money on attractions. New York is made up of five boroughs, each one totally unique to explore. Manhattan often comes to mind first with a stroll in the famous Central Park, a meal at one of its many trendy bars and restaurants, a visit to one of the incredible museums, and the excitement and lights of Times Square. If you are looking to save money on theatre tickets you can purchase same day tickets in Times Square at TKTS Discount Booths and save up to 50 per cent off.

Toronto Argonauts quarterback Ricky Ray throws a pass during the first half of their CFL football game against the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Alberta, October 21, 2016. (Reuters/Todd Korol)
Toronto Argonauts quarterback Ricky Ray throws a pass during the first half of their CFL football game against the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Alberta, October 21, 2016. (Reuters/Todd Korol)

The Deal: VIA Rail Canada – Ontario/Quebec

Savings: 15 per cent off train fares to CFL games

The Details: Football lovers rejoice. Bookings made from now until November 26th, 2017 on a round trip can use discount code “FOOTBALL” for each passenger traveling and save 15 per cent off the best available fare in Economy class (Escape, Economy and Economy Plus fares) and in Business class (Business and Business Plus fares) to/from the football destinations (Montreal, Hamilton, Ottawa, Toronto).

Reasons To Go: Cheer on your favourite CFL team and don’t worry about driving, just invite your friends and relax on VIA Rail to your destination. VIA Rail has on-train entertainment such as TV shows and movies, on board meals for purchase, or bring your own favourite football snacks to enjoy on the way to your destination.

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