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How much does it cost to travel to Ontario?

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How much money will you need for your trip to Ontario? You should plan to spend around CA$233 ($174) per day on your vacation in Ontario, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, CA$51 ($38) on meals for one day and CA$28 ($21) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Ontario for a couple is CA$246 ($184). So, a trip to Ontario for two people for one week costs on average CA$3,260 ($2,433). 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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A vacation to Ontario for one week usually costs around CA$1,630 for one person. So, a trip to Ontario for two people costs around CA$3,260 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs CA$6,520 in Ontario. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price 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 Ontario can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Ontario? How much money do I need for Ontario?

How much does a trip to Ontario cost? Is Ontario expensive? The average Ontario trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Ontario prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Ontario
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Ontario is CA$123. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Ontario is CA$246.

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

Hotels in Ontario

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Transportation Budget in Ontario
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Ontario is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent CA$28 per person, per day, on local transportation in Ontario.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Ontario
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Rental Cars in Ontario
The price of renting a car in Ontario will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Ontario
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Ontario can vary, the average cost of food in Ontario is CA$51 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Ontario should cost around CA$20 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Ontario is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Ontario
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  • Entertainment and activities in Ontario typically cost an average of CA$25 per person, per day. 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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Tips and Handouts Budget in Ontario
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  • The average price for Tips and Handouts in Ontario is CA$121 per day. The usual amount for a tip in Ontario is 10% - 20%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Ontario
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  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Ontario is CA$5.08.

  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1

Alcohol Budget in Ontario
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  • The average person spends about CA$21 on alcoholic beverages in Ontario per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Water Budget in Ontario
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  • On average, people spend CA$3.17 on bottled water in Ontario per day. The public water in Ontario is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Ontario On a Budget
Chances are when you think of Canada, the things that come to mind are all located in the province of Ontario. Ontario has the highest population of any province in the country, and is the heart of Canadian tourism. As the home of Toronto, Niagara Falls and Lake Superior, this area is a major tourist destination.
The most iconic attraction of this region is, of course, Niagara Falls. This "Honeymoon Capital of the World" this area is considered to be one of the most romantic places in the world. On the Canadian side of the falls, most visitors get their first glimpse from Queen Victoria Park. For a real unique experience, hope aboard the legendary Maid of the Mist to go right at the sight of the thunderous foot of the falls. Stay after sunset to see the Falls light up, and in the summer months you'll even catch a fireworks show every Friday and Saturday night.

Another big draw to Ontario is it's most popular city, Toronto. Located on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario, Toronto is the anchor of the Golden Horseshoe region. Known as the "New York City" of Canada, this city is full of history, culture and energy. There are museums, gardens, shops and night clubs all ready for the eager tourist to explore.
Ontario is split into several regions. The largest region, Northern Ontario, is full of vast forests and very isolated communities. The Golden Horseshoe region is the wealthiest of all the areas as it's home to Toronto, Niagara and a large amount of museums, historic sites and metropolitan areas. Eastern Ontario is the land of lakes including the capital of the province, Ottawa. Southwestern Ontario is a region of extensive farmland and charming, historical villages throughout the area. Lastly, Central Ontario quietly includes lakes and rivers earning it the nickname "Cottage Country."

One of the simplest activities you can do in Ontario involves the city of Toronto and your feet. This city is full of so many interesting and eclectic neighborhoods that you can find yourself entertained for a whole day by simply strolling the streets around the city.

You may also consider catching a show at the world famous Toronto location of Second City. This comedy improv theatre has hilarious shows that involve the audience over dinner and drinks.

The city of Toronto is full of exciting activities, but if you're dying to get back to nature, there are plenty of activities available in Ontario. Hiking trails, for example, are available for most experience levels. The Sleeping Giant is a series of flat-topped mountains, or mesas, in the shape of a human body near Thunder Bay. You can also hike through Temagami's Old Growth Forest and canoe Lake Temegami. Should you take a weekend and camp out at Bruce National Park, you can walk the Bruce trail from Tobermory to Niagara Falls.

To visit another world, take a boat tour of shipwrecks of the past at Fathom Five National Marine Park, or take a haunted ghost walk in Hamilton. This spooky tour walks you down dark alleys and haunted buildings where you may encounter a friendly ghost or two.
Food and Dining
Given the massive popularity of the Ontario Province, the cuisine has been influenced by almost every major culture in the world. The Greater Toronto Area, Ottawa, Golden Horseshoe and Niagara Falls regions all offer wide varieties of cuisine from Indian, Chinese, Thai, Italian, Latin American, Japanese, fast food and French. With so many tourists flowing in and out of Toronto and Ottawa, you'll likely find the most variety in those cities.

Ontario is a large region, so car is the most convenient and practical way to get around the province. If you plan on traveling Northern Ontario, a car is pretty much your only option along the TransCanada Highway. Driving in Ontario is much like driving in most Western areas of the world.

If you plan on staying in the Golden Horseshoe, the GO Transit bus system is an option. Your fare is determined by the distance you are traveling, and the buses provide inter-city travel. If buses are not available, some routes are covered by the VIA Rail services.


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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.

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