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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

How much does it cost to travel to Edmonton?

You should plan to spend around $181 (CA$247) per day on your vacation in Edmonton. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $16 (CA$22) on meals
  • $80 (CA$109) on local transportation
  • $204 (CA$279) on hotels

A one week trip to Edmonton for two people costs, on average, $2,530 (CA$3,458). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Edmonton cost?

A one week trip to Edmonton usually costs around $1,265 (CA$1,729) for one person and $2,530 (CA$3,458) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Edmonton on average costs around $2,530 (CA$3,458) for one person and $5,059 (CA$6,915) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Edmonton will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Edmonton on average costs around $5,421 (CA$7,409) for one person and $10,841 (CA$14,819) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Edmonton has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Edmonton expensive to visit?

Prices in Edmonton are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, Edmonton is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Portland or Pittsburgh.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Edmonton Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Edmonton?

The average Edmonton trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Edmonton travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) CA$279 ($204)
Local Transportation 1 CA$109 ($80)
Food 2 CA$22 ($16)
Entertainment 1 CA$125 ($91)
Accommodation Budget in Edmonton
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Edmonton is $102 (CA$140). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Edmonton is $204 (CA$279). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Edmonton

Looking for a hotel in Edmonton? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Edmonton based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $88. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Edmonton
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Edmonton is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $80 (CA$109) per person, per day, on local transportation in Edmonton.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Edmonton
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Rental Cars in Edmonton
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Food Budget in Edmonton
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Edmonton can vary, the average cost of food in Edmonton is $16 (CA$22) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Edmonton should cost around $6.38 (CA$8.72) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Edmonton is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

What did other people spend on Food in Edmonton?

Typical prices for Food in Edmonton are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Edmonton, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Snacks

Entertainment Budget in Edmonton
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Edmonton typically cost an average of $91 (CA$125) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Edmonton on a Budget
Edmonton Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
The capital of Alberta, Canada, Edmonton has a population of just over one million people in its metropolitan area. It is also North America's northernmost city of this large size. It's a beautiful place to visit because of the North Saskatchewan River Valley which has over one hundred kilometers of hiking trails, wildlife spotting, and overlooks. The valley has a string of parks which are wonderful to visit. In addition to the beautiful outdoor setting and activities, Edmonton also offers the largest shopping mall in North America, West Edmonton Mall. It's also a city with a lot of culture including a lively theater scene, many different festivals, and no shortage of sporting events that you could attend.

Edmonton has a humid continental climate. There is relatively little precipitation and the winters are milder than more southern cities such as Regina or Winnipeg. In January, temperatures average about 13 degrees Fahrenheit and in July they average about 64 degrees Fahrenheit.
Some of the more popular sights around town include the Alberta Legislature, the Art Gallery of Alberta, the Royal Alberta Museum, Fort Edmonton Park, Elk Island National Park of Canada, the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, and seeing the Aurora Borealis or northern lights.

Elk Island National park has the highest density of hoofed mammals per square km for any wild area, with the exception of the Serengeti Plains of Africa. The park is 20 minutes to the east of the city and is a great place to see wood bison, elk and moose. There are also more than 250 species of birds.

Another interesting place to visit is the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village. It's located about 25 minutes east of the city and is near the Elk Island National Park. This is a historic site that highlights Ukrainian settlements in East Central Alberta. The site has more than 30 historic buildings including three churches, a grain elevator, a blacksmith shop and a sod hut.
Edmonton has several different districts, each of which has its own character. Central Edmonton is the oldest part of the city and has the glitzy skyscrapers and many of the city's attractions. South Central Edmonton has more of a college vibe as it is where the University of Alberta is located. The West End has the West Edmonton Mall and is the area to go for shopping.

Hotels are spread throughout the city but you'll find the highest concentration of budget options on either the south side of the city or in the deep east central area. There are also some budget hotels further out in the suburbs.

During the summer months, Edmonton hosts a wide variety of festivals. The city has a lively performing arts scene and there are many hiking trails and natural areas that you can explore in the nearby areas. Hiking, biking, and cross country skiing are all popular activities. During the summer months there are also a decent number of golf courses that you can play on. There are three public courses in the city limits and several outside of town as well.
Food and Dining
Dining in Edmonton is relatively diverse, but you'll find most of the restaurants in one of two areas. The downtown area has both chain and local restaurants and is a good place to explore if you're looking for interesting food. Also head to Whyte Avenue which has some interesting restaurants. West Edmonton Mall is another good place to hit up for a meal.

There is a diversity of food options with a good representation of ethnic cuisines. Options include Ethiopian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, and Italian, among many others.

The oldest part of the city is laid out like a grid. The streets are straight and it is easy to orient yourself. The city has a relatively reliable and inexpensive public transit system. There are hundreds of buses that travel on different routes throughout the city. You can use buses to access most destinations. They travel most frequently, every fifteen minutes, during peak hours, and then the frequency drops to every half hour. The city also has a light rail system. The line runs from Clareview Station in the northeast to Century Park Station passing by the University of Alberta's main and south campuses.

Edmonton Airport has flights to major cities around the world. The airport is located on the south side of the city and has several public transportation options, as well as private shuttle services. If you are looking for private transportation while in the area, you can rent limousines in Edmonton from AM PM Limo starting at $99.
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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.