If you are flying into Eastern Canada, then there are several airports that you can choose to arrive at, but it depends where you are flying in from. Most of the larger airports offer direct flights to and from the world’s major cities, but for a more remote airport, you may have to take a connecting flight.
Toronto Pearson International Airport
Located just 27 km from the downtown district of Toronto, Toronto Pearson International Airport is one of the busiest in the country. From here you can fly to and from 180 cities around the world. As with most busy airports, there are plenty of eateries and shopping outlets here, and travellers get to relax in the Plaza Premium Lounges where there are computer workstations and TVs.
Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport
This airport used to be known as Dorval and is located just 20km from the downtown district of Montreal. From here you can travel throughout North America, The Caribbean, Africa, Central America and Western Asia. The most interesting aspect of the airport is the spa where travellers can relax with a massage, facial or pedicure.
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
This airport is much smaller than some of the others in the region and can be found on Center Island. The location here means that you can enjoy some amazing views while you are waiting for your flight. The airport is very close to the city but is a regional airport which serves only other Canadian cities and destinations in the US. Travellers can enjoy free drinks and snacks while they are waiting for their flight to leave and there is a very comfortable lounge to relax in.
Halifax Stanfield International Airport
This is the biggest airport in the Maritime region and is around 36km from the downtown district of Halifax. Flights go from here to the rest of North America, Europe and the Caribbean. A unique feature of this airport is that you can take a tour of the facilities if you happen to be there on a Wednesday between September and June. This means that you get to go along with the customs agents as they ensure the safety of all passengers.
Ottawa-Macdonald-Cartier International Airport
This airport flies to most North America destinations, the UK and the Caribbean and it is located just 10km from the downtown area of Ottawa. The airport has plenty of facilities for travellers including the opportunity to have a manicure, a massage or a reflexology treatment while you are waiting for your flight.
St. John’s International Airport
This airport is the most easterly in the country, and it is very small. There are just six airlines that operate flights in and out of St John’s International Airport. It is only 6km from the centre of town, and despite the size of the airport, there are still plenty of facilities here for travellers. One of the quirkier features of the airport is the Visitor Information Centre, which not only provides the standard tourist information but can give the latest information on sightings of whales and icebergs.