Experience the best Brisbane and Australia have to offer
There's nothing like Australia's unique combination of friendly locals, incredible landscapes and loveable wildlife. Laid-back subtropical Brisbane, blessed with sunny days and plenty of action, is the perfect home base from which to explore. As of June 1, Air Canada will offer the only year-round non-stop service between Vancouver and Brisbane, the gateway to Australia's Gold Coast and the Great Barrier Reef.
Fly with Air Canada
Fly in the utmost comfort aboard our 787 Dreamliner, and enjoy Air Canada's award-winning, three-cabin service, including the next-generation lie-flat seat in International Business Class, a Premium Economy cabin, and enhanced seatback In-Flight Entertainment system available at every seat throughout the aircraft.
Experience the comfort of Air Canada's premium economy class
When you choose to travel in Premium Economy, you benefit from enhanced comforts and a touch of luxury throughout your journey. Before you leave, enjoy the freedom of packing with 2 free checked bags, and benefit from priority check-in, boarding and baggage handling.
On board, relax in wider seats with more recline, more legroom, and experience a larger screen at your seat, which is equipped with a power outlet to let you recharge your devices. You’ll also savor premium meals and complimentary spirits, and get pampered with a hot towel service, a large pillow, and a practical amenity kit.
What You Can See in and around Brisbane
Wander the riverside to Southbank, surf the beaches of the Gold Coast, sun yourself on the Sunshine Coast's sands or explore Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island.
Combine art and outdoor adventure in Brisbane, where South Bank's cultural institutions and restaurants meet riverside gardens and a lagoon. Take a paddlesteamer or ferry down the Brisbane River, abseil Kangaroo Point cliffs and bike ride through the City Botanic Gardens. Day trip to Moreton Island or add Noosa, the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast hinterland to your itinerary.
Top 10 Things to Do in Brisbane
Visit Brisbane and you'll find a modern, vibrant city with a sunny, sub-tropical climate and unsurpassed natural beauty. Best of all, you'll find friendly locals keen to show you around this pretty riverside city. They love their city and so will you.
The superb weather of the Sunshine Coast, a little over an hour from Brisbane, is perfect for an action-packed holiday or quiet escape at any time of year. The Sunshine Coast has four sub-regions, all with their own unique attractions. Pristine beaches stretch for miles, with both safe swimming beaches and spectacular surf breaks.
Embrace nature on World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, a short ferry ride from Hervey Bay on Queensland's Fraser Coast. On the world's largest sand island, you can 4WD next to coloured sand cliffs, hike through rainforest, meet native wildlife, whale-watch and swim in freshwater lakes ringed with gold. Get here on the Pacific Coast Touring Route or Great Sunshine Way.
Fast-track fun on the Gold Coast, where the high-rises are built around superb surf beaches like Surfers Paradise. Dive into lively nightlife, international theme parks and designer boutiques, see the coast from a Spitfire plane and cheer on competitors in the Coollangatta Ocean Swim. Experience the opulent Palazzo Versace or head to the hinterland for rainforest walks and spa retreats.