Snow Birds Fly South: WestJet’s Direct Canada-Belize Service Continues

by Carolee Chanona
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A new year means new flights to new adventures. Want to explore Mayan ruins, swim in electric-blue waters, and view incredible wildlife? Named as one of the top destinations to discover in 2022 by not one, but three major publications, Belize beckons with adventure just one direct flight south for all the snowbirds patient for adventure. Not to mention, these recognitions don’t even include the slew of awards Belize accommodations have also received throughout the year. At 4 hours 19 minutes, WestJet’s direct service is the only non-stop flight to Belize from Canada, with seasonal availability until Saturday, April 30, 2022. Thereafter, it is slated to resume on Tuesday, November 1, 2022. And at CAD $490.63 roundtrip, it’s a tempting getaway offer for snowbirds in the grips of winter.

A Winter Getaway, thanks to WestJet

Ranguana Caye, a Muy’Ono Resort. Image by Dylan Hetelle

Perched in eastern Central America while facing the Western Caribbean, Belize is a tiny but mighty destination packing adventure. After all, this bite-sized beauty is the only nation in Central America without a Pacific coastline, boasting over 400 islands and the world’s second-longest barrier reef. However, the most extraordinary natural wonder to discover on a trip to Belize is the Great Blue Hole, one of the world’s most famous scuba diving sites.

Ziplining with Belize Caving Expeditions and Belizing.com [Photo Courtesy- Jess Campbell]

Ziplining with Belize Caving Expeditions! [Photo Courtesy- Jess Campbell]

Meanwhile, Belize’s wild jungle interior provides a natural adventure playground; Maya sites concealed within the rainforest offer an insight into fascinating history. For the adventurous traveler, the mountains, forests, rivers, and canyons of Belize lend themselves perfectly to adrenaline-charged activities; such as caving, rappelling, tubing, and trekking. Besides staying in a remote jungle lodge?

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A Belizean breakfast served with the rushing sounds of Privassion Creek. Blancaneaux Lodge, Mountain Pine Ridge

Enjoy morning coffee off your balcony as the fog rolls over the Maya Mountains. Not to mention, wholesome breakfast with fresh tropical fruits – you’ll need the fuel for adventures ahead. With 80% of the rainforest under some government protection, much remains unexplored.

Despite WestJet trimming its schedules by 15% this month, direct flights to Belize are available every Wednesday and Saturday from Calgary (YYC) at 6 hours 20 minutes and Toronto (YYZ) at 4 hours 46 minutes.

Header image by Justin Hu on Unsplash

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