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While you might be feeling those end-of-summer scaries, there's still plenty of sunshine left for you to really make this summer season worthwhile.

With Canada being home to so many stunning crystal clear beaches, why not head out on the road trip you've always wanted to take and swim in some of the True North's most remarkable waters?

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Have you been itching to get your travel on? Now might be the best time as Flair Airlines is having a flash sale with 40% off all base fare routes across Canada, the U.S and Mexico.

"Whether you're headed to the beach or the mountains, we've got a destination for you!" Flair states on its website. And you can snag a flight from Montreal to Toronto for as little as $49!

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Air Canada and United are coordinating their schedules to offer more codeshare flights that could simplify cross-border travel. Instead of only having access to destinations offered by each individual carrier, you can now take flights with both in a single trip without having to buy multiple tickets. The process operates much like an STM transfer that allows for travel on both buses and trains and expands how far you can get.

The partnership between Air Canada and United will offer 38 new codeshare flights in the U.S. and eight to major cities in Canada. Travellers will also be able to accrue rewards for the MileagePlus and Aeroplan loyalty programs during shared trips.

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Flair Airlines is letting you escape the city, fly across the country, and come back this winter all for under $200. The company's annual flash sale has brought the price of tickets to Vancouver down to $69, if you're flexible on the departure and return dates, book well in advance, and plan to pack extra light.

If you book a flight for Vancouver on November 30, for example, and then return a week later on December 7, you can pay as low as $177 (including taxes) for the whole trip. The flights are non-stop and average around 5 hours and 15 minutes in each direction.

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Air Canada is temporarily cutting back on flights this summer after an uptick in extreme wait times, cancellations, and customer service shortfalls.

Three routes will be temporarily suspended between Montreal and Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Kelowna, along with one from Toronto to Fort McMurray. Most of the flights affected run to and from the company's Montreal and Toronto hubs.

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If you're planning a trip to a European country in 2023, you'll have to factor in a new cost. The European Union is introducing a visa waiver program that will go into effect starting next May for travellers from 63 different countries, including Canada, the U.S. States, and the U.K.

The European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) applies to anyone who doesn't currently need a visa to enter the Schengen Area — over two dozen European countries that have removed passport checks and other forms of border control. Residents and citizens of the European Union are exempt.

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The federal government created a simplified process for Canadian passport renewals and applications – although the lengthy and ongoing hold-up suggests things haven’t been nearly as simple as planned.

With Canadian airport wait times reaching ridiculous heights, so much that Transport Canada has eliminated random COVID-19 testing at the Montreal airport, it seems as if anything travel-related has become a headache.

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Canada will suspend mandatory random COVID-19 testing for vaccinated travellers at all airports until June 30. Unvaccinated travellers will still be tested on-site until July 1, when testing for all travellers will move off-site. Transport Canada announced the change on Friday, saying it will reduce wait times at Canadian airports.

“Our efforts are having a positive impact. Current traveller wait times at major Canadian airports are decreasing," Transport Canada said in a statement.

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With summer around the corner, you're probably beginning to feel that familiar travel itch. And you know what that means — it's time to start planning your next getaway.

The good news is that you don't have to travel too far from home to experience a much-needed change of scenery. Just a two-hour drive west of Montreal, you can find blues and jazz festivals, shows, stunning hiking trails and good eats.

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The Canadian government has extended international travel restrictions by at least another month, which means planning your next trip out of the country won't get simpler anytime soon. Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada have confirmed that all existing travel restrictions will stay in place until at least June 30.

That means all travellers entering Canada by land and sea will need to provide their trip details and proof of COVID-19 vaccination on the ArriveCAN app at least 72 hours before arrival. The rule will continue for all regardless of vaccination status.

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Looking for fun and adventurous things to do near Montreal this summer? I've got you covered with this must-visit destination less than an hour from the Canada-U.S. border.

Although I've journeyed to Plattsburgh, New York a handful of times for the shopping and, of course, American restaurant chains, I've never paid much attention to what else the mountains and rolling hills of Upstate New York hide in their valleys.

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Montreal's regional transit authority is expanding its summer river shuttle service after testing the waters with last year's single-stop pilot project. Starting in June, you'll be able to catch a water taxi in Montreal's Old Port and coast to more destinations, including Île Sainte-Hélène, Longueuil, Boucherville, and Pointe-aux-Trembles. Routes between Bellerive and Charron Island, and Boucherville and Bellerive will also be available.

Walking or biking to off-island destinations can be taxing, so the Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM) is hoping you'll take a water taxi instead. But the

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