The Best Travel Rewards Programs in Canada

I've written some in-depth guides to the best travel rewards programs for Canadians. 

These guides focus on programs that allow you to extract outsized value from your points, like Aeroplan and Avios. While programs like CIBC Aventura, BMO Rewards, and TD Rewards are prominent and popular, I haven't covered them here because those points tends to give you limited value compared to the best ones out there.

I'll be consistently adding to this collection, so keep an eye out for new guides as they're posted.

Transferrable Points Currencies

American Express Membership Rewards

  • Earn points easily via credit card signup bonuses
  • Transfer to frequent flyer programs at great value

RBC Avion

  • RBC's in-house points program
  • Transfer to Avios, WestJet, Asia Miles, and AAdvantage

Frequent Flyer Programs


  • Redeem on 25+ Star Alliance airlines, including business class and First Class
  • Generous routing rules and stopover policies

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan

  • Redeem on partner airlines for excellent value, including some of the world's best premium flights
  • Generous routing rules and stopover policies

British Airways Avios

  • Excellent value for booking short-haul flights
  • Award chart sweet spots for long-haul economy class flights

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles

  • One-way long-haul premium flights with stopover
  • Oneworld Multi-Carrier Award Chart

Hotel Loyalty Programs


Hilton Honors

  • Earn points through Amex US credit cards
  • Redeem points at aspirational properties and high-end hotel stays

Marriott Bonvoy

  • The best hotel loyalty program for Canadians
  • Redeem points at 7,000+ Marriott hotels or transfer to 40+ airline partners

Other Loyalty Programs

Air Miles

  • Earn miles through credit cards and frequent shopping promotions
  • Redeem points for economy class flights, hotels, and car rentals