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Planning your next trip from or through Edmonton International Airport? We’re always working to add new non-stop routes for our community.

Non-stop routes are fast and convenient for travellers. They are also good for Edmonton’s businesses and help drive our local economy.

See all the places you can fly non-stop from EIA by viewing the tabs below:

Please note that some destinations may only operate on a seasonal basis, please check with the airline directly for schedules.

Nestled in the heart of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, is a vibrant city on the edge of nature. From heart-pumping adventure to leisurely strolls through nature, there is an activity for everyone.  Visitors can take the Circle Farm Tour and explore the best farms in the Valley or they can try adrenaline pumping sky diving.

Make Calgary the basecamp to adventure and experience the vibrant city centre, and the thrill of the great outdoors in the Canadian Rockies, all in the same day. Meet giant pandas at the Calgary Zoo, try North America’s fast zipline at Olympic Park and hoedown at the Calgary Stampede.

Situated halfway up the east coast of Vancouver Island, Comox faces the sea and embraces the mountain. Take a tour of a deep-water oyster farm and have a delicious lunch featuring the shellfish from the farm. Whether on sea or land there plenty of tours to watching wildlife such as whales or grizzly bears (safely from a platform).

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Fort McMurray is in Alberta’s beautiful boreal forest. Escape to nature with the many rivers and lakes that are drive accessible or for a more unique experience rent an isolated cabin. Here you can snag a trophy walleye or wrestle a monster pike. Visit the Oil Sands Discovery Centre to get up close to a 150-tonne truck.

Walk barefoot on Canada’s only Salt Plains in Wood Buffalo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, also home to over 5,000 wood bison, the largest free-roaming and self-regulating herds in the world and the last remaining natural nesting area for the endangered whooping crane. Test your skill in world-class, whitewater rapids!

Check out the Phillip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum, Nighthawk Year-Round Adventure Park and many museums and galleries.  For a more low-key afternoon, experience a unique take on the farmers market at Red Willow Gardens. Stroll through gardens, picking veggies as you go and grab a refreshing cup of tea at the gardens’ tea house along the riverbank.

Visit Pier 21 to see if your ancestors immigrated to Canada through this port and check out the Halifax Citadel.  Drive to Peggy’s Cove, Lunenburg and the Cape Breton Trail for charming and stunning Instagram moments. Alexander Keith’s original 1820 brewery continues to welcome visitors with costumed guides, stories and good ale.

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From soft-flowing ribbons to dramatic plunges, Hamilton is home to more than 100 waterfalls – all located minutes from the downtown core. Travel back in time with a visit to the impressive Dundurn Castle. Aircraft enthusiasts will enjoy seeing the Avro Lancaster at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. It is one of only two air worthy Lancasters worldwide and visitors can book a flight.

Situated on the southern banks of Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories, the town of Hay River is commonly referred to as the Hub of the North.

With the abundance of unspoiled nature surrounding High Level, there are many opportunities for sightseeing. The Mackenzie region has numerous kinds of wildlife including bison, bear, deer, wolves, wolverines, coyotes, fox and many different species of birds. Relax while you tee off at the Fox Haven Golf course.

Kelowna lies in the heart of the Okanagan Valley on Okanagan Lake. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly holiday, a romantic getaway, a weekend with friends there is an activity for you. The city is surrounded by mountains and lakes, making it an excellent place to golf, fish, hike, ski and enjoy water sports.

Check out breweries and distilleries, The Factory, and more than 200 parks in the “Forest City.” Get back to your rural roots at the Fanshawe Pioneer Village.

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A striking union of European charm and North American attitude, Montréal pairs together the historic and the new. For a unique experience, view Montréal from the river and you’ll see historic Old Montréal in the foreground, with modern skyscrapers and the green peak of Mount Royal as the backdrop. Explore the Biodôme with over 4,500 animals representing 250 different species and some 500 plant species.

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Explore Canada’s capital by watching the Changing of Guard ceremony at Parliament Hill. Experience a tour on both land and water with the Lady Dive Amphibus, or take in a walking tour across Ottawa’s picturesque ByWard Market courtyards. For the more extreme travellers try an epic whitewater adventure on the Ottawa River.

A city where urban sophistication and spectacular wilderness live distinctively side by side with charming B&Bs, rugged campgrounds and hotels. Outdoor enthusiasts will find world class fishing and hunting. Finish your day with a picnic at the Cottonwood Island Nature Park with cottonwood trees that are 300 years old and decorated with faces carved by artists.

Try your luck at the Casino Regina located in the historic Union Train Station downtown. Enjoy an outdoor orchestra concert called Symphony Under the Sky. For an attraction that is true north, strong and free, stop by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Academy, which has been training members for over 120 years.

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Explore the sixty kilometres of trails in the Meewasin Valley by foot or segway.  Have brunch, dinner or even wine tastings on a riverboat, the Prairie Lily. See and taste how the professionals do it at RibFest in Diefenbaker Park—you will go to BBQ heaven!

You’ll see spectacular seascapes, incredible glacier-carved fjords, pristine wilderness and magnificent waterfalls. Visit Conception Bay to see sunken whaling ships and waterfalls—a true photographer’s haven. With lively outdoor entertainment and festivals on every street corner, there is plenty of things to explore. Don’t miss the Royal St. John’s Regatta—the oldest annual sporting event in North America.

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Put on your foam finger and get ready to cheer on and get ready to cheer on the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Blue Jays and Canada’s only NBA franchise, the Toronto Raptors. Get your adrenaline pumping with the EdgeWalk, a thrilling hands-free walk around the edge of the CN Tower, the tallest free-standing structure in the Western hemisphere.

From March to October, thousands of whales migrate through the waters near Vancouver, making it one of the world’s best locations for whale watching. Stanley Park is one of the greatest urban parks in the world and is a must see with lovely beaches, miles of paved and dirt trails and Canada’s largest aquarium. For a unique lunch experience visit Granville Island Market.

Known as the City of Gardens, Victoria is the perfect place for relaxing strolls and meditation. Renowned for its friendly skippers and water ballet, Victoria Harbour Ferry offers a variety of tour lengths that features historic neighbourhoods, working shipyards and the famous Fisherman’s Warf.

One of the only places on Earth, where wearing your sunglasses at night won’t remind people of an 80’s one-hit wonder. Paddlers take to the historic Yukon River that flows through town. Hikers and mountain bikers access the hundreds of kilometres of trail. Adventurers climb into float planes on Schwatka Lake and fly off to wild, secluded places.

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Visitors can “Journey to Churchill” at Assiniboine Park Zoo to watch majestic polar bears dive, swim, and frolic above them through the exhibit’s glass dome. Visit the Royal Canadian Mint, its reflective glassy exterior is a sight to behold at sundown. On the inside you’ll find guided tours that will have you holding a $600,000 gold bar (it’s really heavy).

Climb the Bush Pilot Monument for spectacular panorama view of Old Town, Back Bay, and Great Slave Lake. For a memorable dining experience visit the Wildcat Café, a vintage log structure in Old town and the oldest restaurant in Yellowknife. For unique accommodations, rent a house boat to experience an authentic Yellowknife experience.

If you’re a history buff, outdoor enthusiast, sports fanatic or foodie, then you’ve come to the right place. Colorado’s capital is filled with parks and botanical gardens, art and history museums, local restaurants and more. Ski one of the many mountain ranges for a new winter experience!

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Whether you’re travelling for business, looking for an exciting weekend getaway or embarking on a family-friendly adventure, there is something for everyone in Houston. Filled with world-class dining, arts, hotels, shopping and nightlife, there’s always something to do in this Southern hospitality meets urban chic city.

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Las Vegas is internationally recognized as a vacation, shopping, entertainment and gambling destination. Explore Las Vegas Boulevard, or the “Strip” as it is known, or check out the historic Hoover Dam.

Whether you’re a sports fan, movie buff, shopaholic or outdoor enthusiast, you’ll find there’s plenty of activities to fill your itinerary. Plus, don’t forget Disneyland and many family-friendly activities to keep the kids busy!

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Minneapolis is home to a dramatic riverfront skyline, three professional sports stadiums within 1.3 miles, so much art you’re literally surrounded by it and a theater on almost every corner. It is a place to bring your dancing shoes and party at festivals all year round, 13 lakes, the Mississippi River and a waterfall.

Orlando, Florida is home to the “happiest place on Earth,” Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and more than a dozen family-friendly theme parks and attractions. Plus, enjoy the Everglades, great shopping and fantastic nightlife!

You’ll discover plenty of things to do in Palm Springs. Thanks to the abundance of sunny days and warm winter weather, Greater Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley are a year-round playground for those who enjoy being active—and those who don’t. From amazing art and culture to incredible outdoor adventures, Greater Palm Springs is a network of cities with all the cultural amenities you desire.

Phoenix, Arizona is one of the fastest-growing cities in the US. Located in the Valley of the Sun, the city has excellent golfing, trendy shopping, modern culture and, of course, lots of sunshine.

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Located in Maricopa County and just 15 miles east of Phoenix, Mesa covers 132 square miles, is the third largest city in Arizona and the 38th largest city in the nation.

The City provides the advantages of a thriving metropolis while maintaining the feel of a suburban environment.

With dynamic recreational, educational and business opportunities, Mesa enjoys the best in a variety of amenities including parks within easy walking distance from home, a variety of sports facilities that cater to athletes young and old, highly rated golf courses for every skill level, a diversity of special events and community festivals, and Mesa’s ever-popular Chicago Cubs and Oakland A’s Spring Training baseball.

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You’ve heard about the Golden Gate Bridge, the cable cars and Alcatraz, but have you experienced the magic of San Francisco for yourself? Charming architecture and a relaxing vibe: the perfect getaway.

Entertainment is boundless in Seattle. From high art to sky-high mountain peaks, there’s something for every Seattle visitor to experience. VisitSeattle.org has everything to make your trip to the Emerald City memorable.

Beginning in May 2015, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will be operating three flights a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, with a fourth Friday flight to be added in June. The new route will utilize an Airbus A330-200 aircraft with 243 seats and a sizeable hold for international cargo.

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Los Cabos is a magic land full of contrast, from breathtaking seas, to desert and mountains. Also known as “Land’s End” for being located at the tip of the southern Baja California Península. Step into the extraordinary world of Los Cabos where the unparalleled natural beauty, biodiversity and range of amenities will appeal to any personality. Los Cabos is comprised primarily of two towns, San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas; which are linked by a 20-mile corridor lined with world-class resort properties and championship golf courses.

Cancun is one of Mexico`s most popular destinations and one which keeps visitors coming back again and again. Sugar white sands set along crystal clear waters make it easy to effortlessly spend the day relaxing. Situated on the corner of the Yucatan Peninsula, Cancun serves as a gateway for exploring ancient Mayan civilizations through its ruins and archaeological sites.

Cayo Coco remains a perfect vacation hideaway for those looking for a true piece of tropical heaven. Dubbed the Cuban Keys, the islands of Jardines del Rey—home to Cayo Coco—were immortalized in Ernest Hemingway’s novels Islands in the Stream and The Old Man and the Sea. The keys remain the ecological paradise he wrote about in these novels.

Its sea breeze will fill you as the last sun rays leave their essence on your skin; that is how you will feel in any of Huatulco’s nine bays. They are altogether called Bays National Park and they were declared a protected reserve. Each one displays natural beauty in its own way. Huatulco is an earthly paradise. It has diverse activities like diving by its beautiful reefs, kayaking in its rapids and sport fishing. If you want something quieter, you can also take a horse ride while sunset.

Zihuatanejo area runs along 26 kilometers of hilly tropical coastline with dozens of sandy beaches and scalloped coves. Sea breezes keep Ixtapa enjoyable year-round with an average temperature of 78.8 degrees and the sun shines approximately 340 days a year. Enjoy a choice of state-of-the-art modern hotels and small Inns. Ixtapa boasts a myriad of activities for those of you that want to do more than just relax on the golden sand beaches.

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You will certainly love Mazatlán as it is a destination that combines sun and beach with the architectural richness of its historic downtown with details and finishes of neoclassical and French Baroque, which provide it with a unique beauty among the Mexican tourist destinations. Mazatlán has the right activity for you, the beauty of its natural attractions; its paradisiacal beaches, rich in marine fauna; the weather; the people; the gastronomy; the culture; the activities; the sports; the architecture and the nightlife will make of it one of your favorite places to visit.

Montego Bay is the Tourism Capital of Jamaica. It is a friendly city with nice Caribbean beaches and exciting culture.

Puerto Vallarta is a world-class, Mexican seaside paradise. It is a haven of natural beauty, art galleries, restaurants, and golf courses.

As one of the top destinations for sea, sun and adventure, Punta Cana is a place where you’ll find opportunities to relax and be thrilled without straying far from modern amenities. Featuring a wide range of world-class resorts and all-inclusive experiences, visitors can easily find comfortable accommodations that meet their needs, whether for a romantic escape, a family vacation or a fun-filled group escape.

This service operates on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays on an Icelandair Boeing 757 seating 183 passengers in a three-class layout. The eastbound flight departs EIA at 5:25 p.m. and arrives in Reykjavik at 6:40 a.m. the next morning. The westbound flight leaves Reykjavik at 4:45 p.m. and arrives at EIA at 4:25 p.m. the same day. Flying time is approximately six-and-a-half-hours each way.

Please note – This is a seasonal flight. The last non-stop flight scheduled for 2019 is on September 28 and the first flight of 2020 will begin in the Spring.

Aquamarine waters, azure skies, soft sandy beaches, and swaying palm trees attract tourists from around the world to this magnificent destination. However, it is the warmth of the locals, and the authentic hospitality that keeps them coming back. Considered by many as home to the world’s most beautiful beach, Varadero is ideal for sun-worshipers, water babies and golfers.

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