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 AIR MILES, CIBC Aventura, and WestJet Rewards are prominent and popular, I haven't covered them here because those points tends to give you limited value compared to some of the best frequent flyer programs 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