Yes, Lake Ontario may have its fair share of sands, and the ski fields of the Calabogie Peaks surely offer plenty of winter fun for Torontonians, but when it comes to soaking up the sun and kicking back on beaches, the northern lands of Canada surely have to take a backseat for a spell. Enter Toronto Pearson International Airport. From here, oodles of flights currently run down to Hawaii, with its soaring volcanic cliffs, coconut palm dotted beaches and frothy Pacific surf swells! And there are some real bargains on offer too, just as this list of the five cheapest air connections linking Hawaii with Toronto shows.
Home to the legendary Menehune Fishpond and the verdant valley ways of the Huleʻia River, humble little Hilo has been a Hawaiian hotspot since the earliest days of civilization on the archipelago. Today, it's known primarily as the gateway to the lava-laden Volcanoes National Par and offers a back-country of gushing cataracts and misty rainforests to explore. Unfortunately flights into town are the most expensive on this list, costing travelers out of Toronto an estimated CAD$888 round trip. Still, that ain't bad at all!
The gateway to one of the most untouched and untrodden islands of the Hawaiian archipelago, little Lihue affords travelers the chance to see the breathtaking wonders of spots like the Na Pali Coast, Waimea Canyon, and the historic homes and rickety sugar plantations of Old Koloa Town. For passengers departing out of Toronto Pearson International this year, flights into Lihue Airport should cost around just CAD$677 round trip, going indirect on Delta Air Lines for the cheapest seats overall.
Unfortunately for Torontonian travelers looking to hit the Pacific beachfronts that thread their way along the western coast of the Aloha State's celebrated Big Island, there are currently no nonstop air connections departing out of Toronto for the runways of Kona. However, with all of Delta, United, WestJet and Air Canada offering indirect options, cheap seats to the tune of CAD$648 shouldn't be too hard to come by. See you on the sands of Kahaluu Park!
Whether you hit Honolulu to snorkel between the submerged craters of Hanauma Bay, sample a taste of the east in the city's bustling Chinatown district, scale the heights of the Diamond Head rock, spy out the tropical wonders of the Waikiki Aquarium, or enjoy the whole range of other pursuits afforded by this Polynesian paradise, then these CAD$600 round trip connections with Air Canada are the perfect ticket into town, going nonstop and taking just 10.5 hours from departure to arrival.
Not only the gateway to some of the most celebrated surfing meccas in the entire Pacific Ocean but also home to attractions like the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, the pretty stretches of the Kanaha Beach Park, and the bubbling Aloha Friday Farmers Market — where visitors can find mouth-watering arrays of local produce, including super-fresh mushrooms from Makawao in the hills — Kahului is now the cheapest Hawaiian destination for travelers out of Toronto, boasting an average round trip price tag on indirect routes of just CAD$592!