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September 22, 2017 3:30 PM - Following the recent hurricane activity in some of our Sun destinations, here is an update on our operations in the affected regions.

Cuba
Air operations have returned to normal in Varadero and Holguín. Hotels in Havana, Cayo Largo, Camagüey, Varadero, and Holguin are now operational. Air service to Cayo Coco and Cayo Santa Maria is suspended until October 31, 2017. In the coming weeks, our teams at destination, in collaboration with our hotelier partners, will be providing full details on when hotels may reopen.
 
Dominican Republic
Hurricane Maria has not done any structural damage to the hotels marketed by Transat. Our partners along with local authorities are currently conducting clean-up operations in preparation for resumption of tourism operations. All airports are open. Our flights to Punta Cana and Puerto Plata will resume on September 24 and 29 respectively. Service to Samana, meanwhile, will resume on October 1.

Saint-Martin
Our scheduled flights are expected to begin in late December 2017. In the coming weeks, our teams at destination, in collaboration with our hotelier partners, will be providing full details on when hotels may reopen. 

Puerto Rico
Our scheduled flights are expected to begin in late December 2017. In the coming weeks, our teams at destination, in collaboration with our hotelier partners, will be providing full details on when hotels may reopen.  Our cruise line partners are currently reviewing their Winter 2017–18 itineraries and securing new ports of call.

Cruise packages
We are planning some changes to our Eastern Caribbean and Southern Caribbean cruise itineraries to ensure your comfort and safety and provide the best possible vacation experience. There will be no changes to embarkation/debarkation dates, however. Our cruise line partners are currently reviewing their Winter 2017–18 itineraries and securing new ports of call. We expect to announce these revisions within the next weeks.

There are no revisions for passengers travelling on Western Caribbean itineraries.
 

Plan your trip to British-columbia

Flights to British-columbia are easy to book with Air Transat. Before planning a trip, be sure to check the schedule below, as some routes may be seasonal.

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British Columbia holidays suit all kinds of travellers

Every year over two million visitors arrive in Whistler for ski holidays. Its hills were made world-famous during the 2010 Olympics. In summer, the area turns into a green playground complete with hiking, biking, white-water rafting and more. And any time of year, the town itself is worth a walk-through. It’s won numerous design awards, and it won’t be hard to see why.

City Life on the West Coast

Ninety minutes south of Whistler is Vancouver, where flights to British Columbia arrive. Visitors looking for a more urban-centric holiday love it here: the downtown is packed with great restaurants, bars and theatres. British Columbia’s smaller cities have much to offer as well. Tofino, on Vancouver Island, is a popular spot for surf holidays and soaking in Hot Springs Cove, while Victoria, British Columbia’s capital, also on Vancouver Island is among the most picturesque cities in Canada, highlighted by Craigdarroch Castle’s stained-glass windows. Travellers can fly to Vancouver Island or take a ferry across, and shouldn’t leave without a visit to Royal BC Museum, featuring one of the most brilliant collections of Native Canadian Haida totem poles, an art form native to British Columbia. For a more authentic Haida experience, cultural buffs can make their way to Haida Gawii on the Queen Charlotte Islands, off the northwest coast of the province.

Wine tasting in British Columbia

Kelowna, in the Okanagan Valley, is a popular spot for wine tours, as it features some of the best wineries and vineyards in Canada. Oenophiles shouldn't leave without sampling Canadian ice wine—it rivals anything one would find in the Rhineland. Kelowna is a four-hour drive from Vancouver, or a quick 45-minute flight.

A holiday in British Columbia can be different for everyone. Reserve a flight to Vancouver and get your Pacific coast adventure started.

British-Columbia must-see destinations

Vancouver

Vancouver

One of the best features of Canada’s west side is the weather: from Whistler’s mountains to Vancouver Island, travellers are protected from the cold and pampered with gorgeousness in any direction they look—which is perhaps what makes Vancouver such an ideal destination, whatever the time of year.

More about Vancouver

Named the world’s third most liveable city and considered a true cyclist’s paradise, Vancouver is definitely doing something right. Discover the city by bike and learn more in our blog.

Airports in British Columbia serviced by Air Transat

Currency

British Columbia operates on the Canadian dollar, which you can easily purchase at most banks, foreign currency exchange offices or through automated teller machines (ATMs).

Official language

While Canada’s official languages are English and French, British Columbia is mostly English speaking. Asian languages are frequently spoken here as well.

Entry/exit requirements

For information regarding passports and all necessary visas, please visit the Government of Canada’s travel website.

As of March 15, 2016, travellers looking to visit Canada will be required to fill out an application form (eTA). This document will be required when boarding a flight to Canada. For more details, please visit Canada.ca/eTA.

Tourist Office

To get information regarding British-Columbia, please visit the Tourist Office Website.