WestJet Vacations is your first destination for planning your vacation experience. WestJet Vacations Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of WestJet Airlines Ltd., which means you can count on the same outstanding, friendly, fun-loving travel experience you've come to expect from our airline when you visit any of the properties or take part in the activities in our catalogue.
Come by air or by sea – it’s a quick journey, no matter which way you come! Situated due east of North Carolina, Bermuda is a British overseas territory in the Atlantic Ocean that is comprised of approximately 180 islands, the larger of which connect to one another by a series of bridges. The main island of Bermuda is where visitors will find the capital city of Hamilton. St. George’s was the first capital of Bermuda and is a World Heritage site. The rest of the country is split into parishes, each as picturesque and charming as the next.
Take a short trip to one of the other islands, each has its own unique personality and reason to visit. Explore the Out Islands: sail into 30 marinas on the Abacos Islands, dive in the 6,000 ft (1,828m) Tongue of the Ocean trench; fish for the biggest and best marlin and tuna in Hemingway's haunts off Bimini; surf the giant waves of Eleuthera or enjoy the pink sand beaches of Cable Beach, Cabbage Beach or Paradise Beach, and many, many more. Or visit Blue Lagoon Island where you can meet the dolphins at Dolphin Encounter.
Grand Cayman, the largest and most developed of the three islands, has plenty of activities and attractions, and it’s equipped with modern and comfortable amenities. The capital city, George Town, is found on Grand Cayman, which boasts some of the best cuisine and shopping areas in the Caribbean − not to mention its famous Seven Mile Beach, golf courses, nature tours and great nightlife.
Come see the city Christopher Columbus called the most beautiful place on earth! Sixty kilometers of pristine, white-sand beaches become your playground in this Caribbean oasis. With six majestic waterfalls and 30 rivers, Holguin presents a picturesque natural backdrop. Yet, for those looking for a luxurious vacation, the world-class amenities are never far away.
Montego Bay, Jamaica
With its sugar sand beaches and warm Caribbean Sea, Montego Bay is the perfect spot for a beach vacation. Bring the family along. Kids of all ages will enjoy resort water sports that include water trampolines, banana boat rides, jet skis, and pedal boats.Adults will enjoy the “Hip Strip” where there are restaurants, bars, and nightclubs – and don’t forget to try some of that local Jamaican rum.
Come for the sun, and you'll discover the many other irresistible qualities of St. Lucia. This tiny island has roots rich with British, French, Creole and Indian flavour. St. Lucians love to sing and dance and you can find outdoor festivities with excellent food choices everywhere you look. The Caribbean Sea on the west coast and Atlantic Ocean on the east coast make the island of St. Lucia one of the most beautiful and captivating places in the Caribbean for all beach and water lovers. The capital city of St. Lucia is Castries, and major towns like Vieux Fort, which is just south of Hewanorra Airport; Gros Islet and Soufries all have whatever you may be looking for in an island getaway.
Enjoy all the best that Cuba has to offer in Varadero. You'll find sunshine and relaxation when staying in one of over 60 hotels located along the 20 kilometers of sandy beaches in the heart of the Caribbean. Varadero is the place to experience Cuban culture, eat freshly caught seafood and unwind by the water's edge, where the ocean is as blue as the sky.
Imagine a place filled with fascinating history, stunning architecture, unique shopping, delicious food and friendly locals. With tropical breezes to carry you through the city, or onto the beaches, Bridgetown is an oasis of pleasures for the whole family!
Cayo Coco, Cuba
Cayo Coco is home to many luxury resorts located across 10 kilometers of white, sandy beaches leading into the warm, blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Diverse and fascinating marine wildlife are among the main attractions of this tropical paradise. Imagine a coral reef that is over 10 kilometers long, with brightly coloured underwater vistas that are home to brilliant variety of marine life. Swim face-to-face with almost every kind of sea creature you can imagine. Most resorts will offer snorkeling and scuba diving tours, as well as catamaran and kayak rentals.
La Romana, Punta Cana and Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic both have so much to offer, whether you are an adventure hunter or prefer to relax in the sun to the sound of crashing waves and swaying palm trees. Bring your golf clubs for a round at one of the prestigious courses on the island or visit a carnival town for the colourful displays of pageantry and music, there's something for the whole family, or a quiet solitude for a romantic getaway.
Turks and Caicos
Everything you want in a Caribbean vacation can be found in Turks and Caicos: breathtaking views, exotic wildlife and enough water activities to keep you busy for weeks. With 40 islands and cays, there is ample choice in where to stay and what to do.
Spend a day watching humpback whales or grab a snorkel and swim with stingrays, manta rays and turtles. You'll want an underwater camera as you scuba through the historic shipwrecks just south of Salt Cay. If fishing is your game, then charter a boat, grab a rod and bring home fresh wahoo, blue marlin or tuna.
Where else can you experience the sunshine, exclusive shopping, elegant hotels, and the dynamic nightlife of two different countries in one place? The top half of this Caribbean oasis is owned by the French, and the bottom half is owned by the Dutch. No worries, no borders, no customs or immigration, just the benefit of two cultures fused together on a small island that has everything one could want.
Cabo San Lucas/Mazatlan, Mexico
Hola and welcome Mazatlan and Los Cabos, Mexico, to the WestJet family of hot winter getaways. Leave your worries at home; all you really need to bring is sunscreen, a sense of fun and you. Mazatlan and Los Cabos both have qualities that embrace old and new, luxurious and down to earth, activity filled and soothing tranquility.
The Mayan Riviera has something to offer every type of traveller; whether you are a sit-on-the-beach kind of person or enjoy a more adventurous vacation. The turquoise blue waters and powder white sand beaches are a beautiful backdrop for anyone who loves the open air.
The biggest city in Alberta, Calgary combines the fast pace and excitement of an urban paradise with the charm of the old west.
Calgary is also less than an hour's drive to the world famous natural tourist destination, Banff National Park. There are a number of world class ski resorts within 200 kilometres of Calgary, including Sunshine Village Ski & Snowboard Resort.
Eco-tourists and adventure travellers take note: Comox, B.C. might not sound like a tourist mecca, but if you like surfing huge waves in nearby Tofino, hiking the Great Bear Rainforest, or sea-kayaking with orcas, then it's the place to be.
The capital of Nova Scotia is home to the world's second largest natural harbour. This is also the site of Canada's first permanent British settlement, founded in 1749. These are just a few of the interesting historical sites and facts you'll find in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The B.C. interior is great for boating, hiking and outdoor activities and the temperature is one of the best in the country.
A trip to Kelowna will revitalize the soul with a multitude of golf courses. The B.C. Interior is also home to many other great locations to visit, such as Penticton, Summerland and Peachland.
Standing atop of Mount Royal gives you a great glimpse of this diverse city, but it's from up close that you really notice the cultural gem that Montréal is. With over 20 museums in the downtown area, great shopping both outdoor and in the underground city, and scrumptious food available to sample, Montréal is a great place to visit. It's also home to the NHL's legendary Montréal Canadiens ands the CFL's Montréal Allouettes.
Romantics and history buffs alike will enjoy strolling through the winding pedestrian streets of Le Vieux-Québec and along the trails of the Plains of Abraham which, aside from carrying historical significance as Canada's birthplace, draw parallels to New York's Central Park and London's Hyde Park in terms of green urban spaces.
Saint John, NS
Saint John can handle all of this and more. As host to one festival after another, seemingly this town never stops to take a breath. The fun doesn't end there - loads of pubs, bars and nightclubs lend the feeling of a resort town. Many restaurants offer fine seafood fare - with the added bonus that "fresh" means caught that very day.
St. John's, NF
St. John's is the capital city of Newfoundland and Labrador, affectionately referred to as "The Rock" by locals due to its windswept and craggy appearance. The oldest city in North America, it is also the most easterly city, and one of unparalleled history and beauty. St. John's is a quaint but bustling city of just over 100,000 citizens best known for their welcoming and sociable personalities. St. John's is also home to Memorial University, which lends the community a younger, student atmosphere too.
With a population of two million people, which is almost half of the entire population of British Columbia, Vancouver is one of the largest cities in Canada. With so many people and such a vibrant culture, there is no shortage of things to do in this urban paradise.
Walk along the sea wall to the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre and explore the creatures of the deep in this world-famous aquarium located in beautiful Stanley Park. Walk one of the country's highest suspension bridges across a scenic river valley at Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park. Or, take in the gondola at Grouse Mountain for a great view of this spectacular city.
In summer, the HSBC Celebration of Light fireworks competition at English Bay features the best fireworks shows from around the world. Entrants compete with amazing displays that are sure to light up the city!
Winnipeg is cultural mecca featuring Canada's largest ballet company, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, as well as Canada's fifth largest theatre company the Manitoba Theatre Centre. Not to mention the numerous art festivals that happen all year round, such as the Winnipeg Folk Festival, the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, the Winnipeg Jazz Festival and the Winnipeg Comedy Festival.
Victorian architecture is the theme as downtown takes you back in time to tea, china shops and old English pubs. Victoria's picturesque inner harbour is dotted with local artists selling their wares and street performers showing their incredible talents. Victoria is also home to the Royal BC Museum, a tribute to the Haida people and their beautiful art.
In a small town by the sea, explore history, discover vibrant culture and immerse yourself in unutterably gorgeous surroundings. Pretty streets with Victorian-era buildings blend with the modern lifestyle which makes visitors ease right into the daily pleasures of being here. Stroll through scenic parks or walk on miles of trail systems, try some of the local sea fare - if you've never had fresh oysters, this is the place to try them - or visit one of the landmarks or attractions which make Charlottetown so famous.
This city of almost 700,000 is not only the capital of Alberta, but the festival capital of Canada as well, featuring more than 30 festivals year-round. Check out the Edmonton Folk Festival, the Edmonton International Street Performers Festival and the world renowned Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival.
In the summer, sailing, windsurfing, and jet skiing take over the bay, as you explore the 1,500 kilometres of trails in Hamilton's forests and botanical exhibits. Don't forget to check out the WestJet Hamilton Festival of Friends in August!
British Columbia's resort communities just got even more accessible now that we're going to fly to Kamloops, BC. Come and visit this laid back city where boating, camping, cycling, golf and more can be enjoyed all summer long, and skiing, snowmobiling and tobogganing are waiting to be experienced in a pristine winter wonderland.
Discover the natural wonders of Moncton, New Brunswick. Within a short drive of this city lies Fundy National Park, a 206 kilometer park full of rare birds and marine wonders on the Bay of Fundy. Magnetic Hill is one of the strangest natural attractions in Canada as you can drive over the hill, put your car in neutral and watch it climb back up on its own. Visit the creation of the largest tides in the world at Hopewell Rocks and the Tidal Bores, or relax on the beaches of Kouchibugoac National Park.
Wilkkommen to an affluent city of diverse tastes. With vivid culture and style at every turn, Kitchener-Waterloo also really knows how to throw a party. The German influence is no more evident than each fall, when K-W hosts the largest Oktoberfest celebration outside of Munich. Thousands visit the area each year to celebrate Bavarian style; friends, families, young and not so young! Children of all ages find wonder and delight in the greatest Thanksgiving Parade in Canada.
Located on the edge of Ontario, right next to Hull, Québec, sits our nation's capital, a cultural dream for any tourist visiting Canada. A visit to Ottawa is a trip in Canada's history, as you visit the Parliament Buildings, the Museum of Civilization and the Canadian War Museum. The National Art Gallery of Canada is an art lover's paradise featuring art of all styles including one of the largest collections of Group of Seven and Tom Thompson paintings.
Regina is home to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Training Academy and Museum which tracks the history of the RCMP in Canada. Slated for opening in 2006 is the RCMP Heritage Centre, a 31 million dollar centre of RCMP history.
Sporting fans can watch the major junior hockey's Regina Pats at the Regina Exhibition Hall, or enjoy a day of racing at the Kings Park Speedway and the Queen City Motorsports Association.
History lovers will love the Batoche National Historic Site, the site of one of Canada's infamous battlefields between the government and Louis Riel. The Western Development Museum displays the history of the west.
Sports fans can enjoy some great WHL action with the Saskatoon Blades and the many University of Saskatchewan teams. The Saskatchewan International Speedway is home to many exciting NHRA events.
Culturally, Toronto is home to the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Ballet. Toronto is also Broadway north, featuring a number of locally produced and touring large scale musical productions that are sure to please anyone.
For the sporting fan, Toronto is home to the NHL's Maple Leafs, Major League Baseball's Toronto Blue Jays and the CFL's Toronto Argonauts. Toronto also has a number of minor league sporting teams to take in. Don't forget to check out the Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Toronto's exciting downtown area.
Toronto's nightlife is second to none featuring nightclubs of all sorts and dining in every culture imaginable. Naturally beautiful as well, Toronto is also just a short drive to the eighth wonder of the world, Niagara Falls. You name it and Toronto can offer it.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
This southern paradise's canal system gives way to miles of sandy beaches in a temperature that is always ideal. Take a water taxi to Los Olas Riverfront, a trendy location full of shopping, food and free entertainment. For the kids, try the Museum of Discovery and Science. Everglades Holiday Park is a nature preserve where guests can take an airboat in search of gators.
Kauai is the northernmost island in Hawaii and quite easily the most spectacular. The luxury resorts provide many activities including water sports, sightseeing and exploring. There are numerous locations to snorkel and scuba dive and there is much to see at the Salt Pond Beach Park. The island's 10 golf courses are each more spectacular than the last.
Las Vegas, NV
You won't believe your eyes. Whether it's your first or your tenth visit to Las Vegas, the grandeur and energy will take your breath away. Bring the family, come for a romantic getaway or just come with your good friends - there's so much to do, you'll have to visit often to touch on all of the possibilities in this exhilarating and dazzling city! Get away from the hum-drum and see one-of-a-kind shows, take a chance in the most famous casinos in the world and enjoy fabulous shopping, dining and attractions.
White sand beaches are everywhere on Maui ranging from small beaches in out of the way places where you're guaranteed privacy to the world famous Kaanapali or Wailea beaches. Swimming, scuba diving, sailing, windsurfing and jet skiing can all be done in clear blue ocean waters, while snorkelers will love Molikini, a half-submerged volcano crater that is frequented by many unique sea creatures. From December to May, visitors will be sure to see humpback whales off Maui's shores.
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans is a city like no other in the United States. Known for its French Creole architecture, multicultural history, delectable cuisine and famous annual celebrations, New Orleans is often described as the most unique city in America. The city’s popular nickname, the Big Easy, nicely sums up its relaxed and hospitable attitude.
Welcome to the theme park capital of the world! One of the top destinations for travel in the U.S., Orlando has it all. This city of 220,000 is a major southern U.S. business centre and home to the NBA's Orlando Magic. Take the family on a fantasy trip to Walt Disney World® Resort, experience the excitement of the movies at Universal Studios or even take a journey into the ocean at SeaWorld, just a few of the fantastic theme parks the Orlando area has to offer.
Arizona is officially the home state of one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon! And Phoenix , its' state capital and largest city, boasts countless reasons for discriminating travellers to visit, including several of the best destination resorts in the United States .
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco is a rebel. A wild child that can't be reined in. Trying to keep up with it will disorient you at first. It will wear your legs down and overload your senses. But once you've earned its trust, it will open up an unforgettable cultural experience most travelers dream of.
It just wants you to work for it first.
While most cities invite you to take a walking tour, San Francisco challenges you. It promises eclectic cuisine, mouth-watering chocolate, bustling shops, lively nightlife and a visually stunning blend of modern and Victorian architecture. But it teases you by making you trek hill after hill after hill.
Relax on the warm sand of Waikiki beach and surf, kayak, sail or simply swim in the clear blue ocean. For the adventurous type, surfing takes on a whole new meaning on Oahu's famous North Shore, one of the world's best locations for this ancient Hawaiian sport. If you're into diving, Oahu is a great place and snorkelers will never tire of Hanauma Bay, an ocean wildlife preserve which displays hundreds of colourful fish and other marine life every time you dip your mask under water.
Kona boasts many contrasts and pleasures for you to experience. Famous for the active Kilauea Volcano, and extraordinary for the eleven different climate zones, you'll find a little bit of everything on Hawaii's Big Island from lush rain forests to arid deserts, and from black sand beaches to snow-capped mountains.
Los Angeles, CA
It's your chance to live life the way you see it in the movies. Walk in the footsteps of legends and icons on a journey to a place familiar from the big (and small!) screen or find delight in well kept secrets. Get a glimpse of the lifestyles of the rich and famous. The sun almost always shines in Southern California; take in fabulous attractions throughout the year. Dust off your Spanish, Japanese or Chinese in some LA neighbourhoods; enjoy the ethnic flavour in multicultural restaurants and shops.
Miami is one of the most diverse cities in America, which is reflected in thousands of restaurants delighting visitors with Latin American influence and fresh seafood. Visit Joe's Stone Crab, where crowds wait hours to sample award winning stone crabs, or dine in countless other gourmet restaurants and beachside eateries.
New York, NY
Making the trip to New York is like writing a story without knowing the ending. Sure, you can list all the elements you want to include like a lazy afternoon in Central Park or a matinee on Broadway. And you can plan activities around themes like adventure, romance, discovery or culture all you want. But don't be too surprised when your story takes a sudden twist and you chase a sight, sound, smell or taste off course.
Palm Springs, CA
Palm Springs - abundant with scenery, diversions and ambiance. Pamper yourself in beautiful and elegant surroundings. What do you think of when you hear, "Palm Springs"? We know you're thinking golf! You can certainly spend all of your time here on the course, and only scratch the surface of your choices - but there's so much more to do as well.
Step into a golden era with a modern twist. Experience the style of the past or fall for the atmosphere of a hip and trendy retreat. Take in the magnificent silence and solitude of the desert or immerse yourself in countless activities, in a setting that can make even the most discerning traveller kick back and unwind.
San Diego, CA
San Diego has the cure for the winter blues, and so much more. With day after day of sunshine and clear blue skies, the second largest city in California offers a perfect blend of relaxation and activity. Beach lovers can surf and tan in either a laid-back, see-and-be-seen, or party atmosphere. Animal lovers can drop in on the renowned wildlife, panda and killer whale exhibits of three world-famous venues. And food lovers can sample authentic carne asada, enchiladas or ceviche.
Theme park enthusiasts will love the thrills and wonders of Busch Gardens, and be sure to pack your sunscreen and towel. There are 18 world class beaches located in or around the city of Tampa Bay. The city itself is inhabited by about 300,000 people, and has an annual average temperature of 72 degrees. Tampa is just one of WestJet's four Florida destinations, all of which will leave wanting to come back winter after winter.
Disney Land / World
"The Happiest Place on Earth" is an enchanted kingdom of fantasy and imagination filled with classic family-friendly attractions and magical entertainment, dining and shopping.
There's so much in life worth celebrating. Birthdays. Anniversaries. Reunions. Personal Triumphs. Or promising new beginnings. So during 2009, Disney Parks will help you celebrate all of life's milestones at the Disneyland
Resort in California and Disney World Resort in Orlando Florida.
And since birthdays are the one celebration we all share, Disney starts with the most magical birthday present of all... In Disney World Florida there are four Theme Parks, two Water Parks, over 20 themed Resort Hotels, two entertainment districts, and a state-of-the-art sports complex immerse you in a world filled with exhilarating excitement, fantastical thrills and whimsical wonder. Add in countless opportunities for dining, shopping and refreshing recreation, and it’s easy to see how this vacation of a lifetime has enough smiles for everyone. Prepare to be awed, inspired, thrilled and enchanted. From fantasy and discovery to glitz, glamour, and roaring adventure, the imagination and magic of Walt Disney World Theme Parks will come alive all around you.
Aquatica / Seaworld
SeaWorld's much-anticipated Aquatica comes alive, wowing guests from around the world with its innovative new take on the traditional waterpark. The South Seas-inspired waterpark features attractions from serene to extreme. Featuring 36 water slides, six rivers and lagoons and more than 80,000 square feet of seemingly endless, sandy beaches, this extraordinary waterpark impresses visitors in size and scope alone. But the excitement doesn't stop there. Add exhilarating encounters with the only Commerson's dolphins found in the Southeastern United States, giant anteaters, brilliant birds and an array of exotic fish, and you have Aquatica.
Universal Orlando Resort
With two amazing theme parks, non-stop nightlife, and spectacular on-site Loews Hotels, Universal Orlando® Resort is an entire universe of action, thrills and excitement for every member of the family. Jump right into the action of your favourite movies at Universal Studios®. Experience innovative thrills that challenge all your senses at Universal's Islands of Adventure®. Enjoy live music, dining, dancing, movies and more at the Universal CityWalk® entertainment complex. And stay within walking distance of it all at one of three world-class on-site Loews Hotels: the luxurious Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, the exciting Hard Rock Hotel®, or the exotic Loews Royal Pacific Resort.
Go beyond the screen and jump into the action of your favourite films at Universal Studios Florida®. At the number one movie and TV based theme park in the world, you'll find an amazing array of rides, shows, movie sets and attractions including the wild and hilarious new The Simpsons Ride™, Revenge of the Mummy®, Shrek 4-D™, MEN IN BLACK™ Alien Attack™, Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast™ and more.
Universal's Islands of Adventure®
Take an unforgettable journey through five remarkable islands where all your favourite myths, legends, comic books, cartoons and children's stories come to life. At Universal's Islands of Adventure® you'll experience innovative rides and attractions that challenge all your senses, including The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®, The Incredible Hulk Coaster®, the Jurassic Park River Adventure® and The Cat in the Hat™.
"Feel the ElectriCITY" at Universal CityWalk®, Orlando's hottest spot for entertainment. Home to an array of themed nightclubs, restaurants, concert venues, shops, cinemas, street performers and more, CityWalk® makes your nights at Universal Orlando® Resort every bit as exciting as your days.
Blue Man Group
Experience Blue Man Group Tthe wildly popular theatrical show that combines exciting music, outrageous comedy and multimedia theatrics to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. Their critically acclaimed show, with its blissful party atmosphere, has been called "visually stunning", "wildly inventive" and "hysterically funny".