The Cheapest Week of the Summer to Buy Flights is Coming up

With the end of the season just around the corner and fall responsibilities creeping up, there’s no better time to squeeze in a last minute adventure.

Everyone knows that Labour Day marks the unofficial last day of summer and it’s quickly approaching. With the end of the season just around the corner and fall responsibilities creeping up, there’s no better time to squeeze in a last minute adventure.

While long weekends are often synonymous with large crowds and high ticket prices, the week leading up to Labour Day weekend (August 28 to be exact,) is actually the cheapest week of the summer to travel.

According to research done by KAYAK, the world’s leading travel search engine, the week is 17% cheaper than any other week this summer, likely because people are saving up energy for the four-day holiday ahead.

But like most good things, low prices won’t last forever, so it’s best to act fast. Below you’ll find the top 10 cheapest destinations for Canadians to travel to the week of August 28.

  1. Washington, DC (WAS)- Median airfare is $173
  2. Victoria, BC (YYJ)- Median airfare is $188
  3. New York City (NYC)- Median airfare is $191
  4. Chicago (CHI)- Median airfare is $191
  5. Boston (BOS)- Median airfare is $197
  6. Montreal, QC (YMQ & YUL)- Median airfare is $199
  7. Philadelphia (PHL)- Median airfare is $201
  8. Dallas (DFW)- Median airfare is $201
  9. Toronto (YTO)- Median airfare is $209
  10. Calgary (YYC)- Median airfare is $213

Where will you be spending the final days of summer?

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