Canadians Can Now Fly Non-stop to Belize
For the first time since Belize gained independence in 1981, Canadians can now fly non-stop to this beautiful gem of a country located on the Caribbean coast of Central America.
Starting in October 2016, low-cost air carrier WestJet has been flying to the Philip S. W. Goldson Airport in Belize (code: BZE) from Toronto (code: YYZ). The weekly service continued throughout the 2016/17 winter season and was a tremendous success for the airline, so much so that they have made the Toronto-Belize route permanently.
Currently, WestJet operates the Toronto-Belize route three times a week (departing on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday). This year's winter schedule of flights started on November 6, 2017, and will continue through to April 22, 2018. Flight time is approximately four and a half hours.
WestJet also launched a second non-stop flight to Belize (code: BZE) from the Calgary, Alberta airport (code: YYC) that began in November 2017. This route will continue weekly (departing every Friday) until April 28, 2018. Flight time is approximately five and a half hours.
Not to be outdone, Air Canada will also begin offering non-stop flights to Belize (code: BZE) from Toronto's Pearson International Airport (code: YYZ) this year. Starting on December 15, 2017, and continuing through to April 13, 2018, Air Canada will be operating a weekly flight (departing on Friday) to Belize. Flight time is approximately four hours and 45 minutes.
Belize is a former British colony located just south of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula in Central America and the only country in the region where English is the official language. Belize has a sub-tropical climate and enjoys warm weather all year round, including during the winter months where average daytime temperatures are around 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius) and nighttime lows are around 71 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees Celsius).
As the country with the lowest population density in the region, Belize is a natural wonderland famed for its pristine rainforests, beautiful offshore islands, and lush jungles teeming with colorful birds, flowering plants, and exotic wildlife, including monkeys, jaguars, and parrots.
Belize is also home to the Belize Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is a mecca for snorkeling, sailing, fishing, and scuba diving. The mainland of Belize is home to more ancient Maya cities than any other country, including colossal pyramids and sacred caves where human sacrifices were performed.