Summer is a golden time in Canada, but already the leaves have begun to turn and temperatures have started to drop. The best way to escape the cold and bleakness of winter is by booking a trip to the Caribbean paradise of Belize.

Beginning on November 3, 2017, WestJet will start operating a brand-new route from Calgary (YYC) to Belize City (BZE). In just five hours, Canadians can be sunning themselves on a beach or spot more than 500 different bird species that live in the pristine Belizean jungle. WestJet’s new Calgary-Belize flight is their second to this lovely country, their first being a popular Toronto-Belize route that began in October 2016.

Not to be outdone, WestJet’s archrival Air Canada has taken notice of the growing popularity of Belize. Beginning on December 15, 2017, Air Canada too will begin flying non-stop from Toronto (YYZ) to Belize, making it easier and more affordable than ever for Canadians to relax on a beach, go snorkeling and scuba diving on the world’s second-largest coral reef, and explore ancient Maya ruins deep in the heart of the Belizean jungle.

Black Orchid Resort is located in the idyllic village of Burrell Boom, just a 30-minute drive from the international airport in Belize City. Situated on the banks of the pristine Old Belize River, Black Orchid Resort has lovely rooms and suites, a gourmet restaurant, freshwater swimming pool, and a screened-in dining area perfect for enjoying the fabulous weather.

Black Orchid Resort is also conveniently located close to the top attractions in the country, including the offshore reef, the historic downtown of Belize City, two different Audubon Society zones for spotting birds, national parks where you can hike, ride a horse, and picnic underneath a waterfall, and go cave tubing. One of Belize’s signature activities, cave tubing involves using a small  inner tube to explore a subterranean river.

Since Belize gained independence from Great Britain in 1981, Canadians wanting to visit this Caribbean gem of a nation have had to suffer through multiple connections and lengthy layovers. Now that the two largest airlines in the country, Air Canada and WestJet, are offering non-stop flights to Belize, Canadians can now finally enjoy Christmas and New Year’s in this spectacularly beautiful country.

Black Orchid Resort can also arrange for ground transportation and guided tours to all of the top attractions in the country. If you want to see why Belize is such a hot destination, book your stay at Black Orchid Resort today!