Flights from Edmonton to Vancouver  Airlines, Flight Times, and Cheap YEG YVR Airfares

Cheap Flights from Edmonton to Vancouver on AC and WJ.

Edmonton to Vancouver Flights

By Darrin Robertson, VTT Editor - Updated: January 17, 2023

Although it is a scenic driving route through the Canadian Rockies, flying from Edmonton, Alberta to Vancouver is for many the preferred way of getting from Northern/Central Alberta to Vancouver and the west coast of B.C.

The distance from Edmonton, AB to Vancouver, BC is 500 miles (800 km), making air travel the first choice. The 3-letter code for Edmonton International Airport is YEG, and for Vancouver it’s YVR.


Cheapest Flights from Edmonton to Vancouver

Flight from Edmonton to Vancouver

Air Ticket Price From Edmonton to Vancouver: cheap airfares in economy class from YEG to YVR usually cost around $198 roundtrip (add about $90 taxes & surcharges).

Tip for Best Deals on Air Canada Edmonton-Vancouver Airfares:

1. When you book at, select the cheapest Tango fare, and then choose a) no checked baggage, b) no aeroplan miles and c) no changes or cancellation, and you can save an extra $11.

How to get Cheap WestJet flights from Edmonton to Vancouver:

2. Check about 4 to 5 weeks before your planned departure date – that's when they often publish their best seat sales. Sometimes, they have outrageously low airfares like birthday/anniversary flight discounts, etc.

Business Class YEG – YVR fares: An executive class seat on Air Canada from Edmonton to Vancouver costs about $ 1100 for roundtrip airfare. On Westjet flights, only economy class (coach) is offered.

More on AC and WestJet Edmonton - Vancouver Flights 

YEG-YVR Flight Time: The flying time from Edmonton to Vancouver is about 1 hours 30 minutes.

Air Canada (AC) and partner Air Canada Jazz have up to 10 Edmonton-Vancouver flights each day, on Airbus A319, Embraer 190 and Bombardier Regional Jet aircraft.

Westjet Airlines (WJ) flys YEG-YVR up to 8 times a day non-stop, all on Boeing 737 aircraft. They also currently fly twice a day non-stop from Edmonton to Abbotsford, BC (YXX), 72 km (43 miles) east of Vancouver.

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What to Expect on YEG-YVR Flights:

  • In-flight meals Edmonton-Vancouver: In economy/coach, snacks only. Executive/Business Class: most often a hot snack with bar drinks.
  • Movies: in-flight entertainment is usually various TV programs and short films.
  • What you’ll see on a YEG-YVR flight: If the weather is clear, you’ll get a very scenic view of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, and a nice look at the city of Vancouver, BC. 
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