The cheapest times to fly from CIU to YVR are

  • January 8th to April 15th
  • October 22nd to December 16th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from CIU to YVR is early December. Prices can be as high as $1162 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $343 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Vancouver

Flying from Sault Ste. Marie, MI (CIU) to Vancouver (YVR) will usually cost between $394 to $860 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $367. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $940. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $572 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $594 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CIU to YVR flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the CIU to YVR route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

CIU to YVR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CIU to YVR flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Sault Ste. Marie. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.21, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Vancouver, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Sault Ste. Marie. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $93 (14%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $565. Return trip prices are from the YVR to CIU flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from CIU to YVR can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 12 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from CIU to YVR while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Seattle/Tacoma International Airport (SEA) in Seattle, WA

  • 127 miles (204 km) away from YVR
  • Usually 10.77% less expensive than YVR
  • 1-layover flights available

See CIU to SEA flights


Flight Hacking CIU to YVR

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from CIU to YVR — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Detroit, MI (CIU > DTW > YVR)

  • Price for both tickets: $567
  • Average savings: $28 (4.63%)

See CIU to DTW flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CIU to YVR? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, Delta, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Vancouver International Airport to Chippewa County International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1791 miles or 2882 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from CIU to YVR?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CIU to YVR flight is about 4 hour 12 minutes.

How many flights go between Sault Ste. Marie, MI and Vancouver?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from CIU to YVR.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CIU
Origination airport name Chippewa County International Airport
City Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 46.3
Longitude -84.5

Return Airport

Destination code YVR
Destination airport name Vancouver International Airport
City Vancouver
Country Canada
Latitude 49.2
Longitude -123.2


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