A Travel Price Comparison for Canada Edmonton vs. Halifax for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Edmonton or Halifax?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Edmonton and Halifax can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Edmonton or Halifax?


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.


The quaint and charming coastal town of Halifax, Nova Scotia has an interesting personality. While it caters to travelers from all over the world, it maintains the pace and lifestyle of a small town.

Steeped in maritime history, Halifax is the capital of Nova Scotia, and one of the world's greatest natural harbors. This busy seaport serves as the economic and cultural hub of Eastern Canada.

When planning your trip keep in mind that this city has a climate like other coastal cities. Summers are nice with the occasional humidity. Winters are mild, but still full of snow and wind. The best time of year to visit is most certainly the fall.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Contiki Tours to Canada, The Best G Adventures Tours to Canada, The Best 3-Day Tours from Vancouver, and The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Vancouver.

Which place is cheaper, Halifax or Edmonton?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Edmonton is $181, while the average daily cost in Halifax is $115. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Edmonton and Halifax in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Edmonton $102
    Halifax $66
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Edmonton $204
    Halifax $132
Compare Hotels in Edmonton and Halifax

Looking for a hotel in Edmonton or Halifax? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Edmonton

Hotels in Halifax

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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Edmonton Hotel Prices and Halifax Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Edmonton $80
    Halifax $17

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Edmonton

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Edmonton:

  • Private Departure Transfer from Hotels to Edmonton Airport: $43
  • Edmonton to Edmonton Airport (YEG) - Departure Private Transfer: $43

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Halifax

Also for Halifax, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Halifax Stanfield Airport (YHZ) to Halifax Port-Arrival Transfer: $34
  • Halifax Stanfield Airport(YHZ) to Halifax Port - Arrival Transfer: $34
  • Private Transfer from Halifax Stanfield Airport to Halifax: $36
  • Transfer to/from Stanfield International Airport: $44
  • Halifax Airport (YHZ) to Halifax Cruise Port - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $68
  • From Peggy’s Cove Small-Group Tour with Transfers: $80
  • Halifax Cruise Port: Private Transfer to Halifax hotels: $134
  • Halifax Stanfield Airport (YHZ): Transfer to Halifax Port: $211

Is it cheaper to fly into Edmonton or Halifax?

Prices for flights to both Halifax and Edmonton change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Edmonton $16
    Halifax $31
Typical Food Prices in Edmonton

Some typical examples of dining costs in Edmonton are as follows:

  • Snacks

Typical Food Prices in Halifax

For Halifax, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:

  • Bluenose II Restaurant

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Halifax

For Halifax, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Peggy's Cove Small Group Night Tour with Dinner: $161

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Edmonton $92
    Halifax $28

Tours and Activities in Edmonton

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Edmonton are as follows:

  • 1-Hour Edmonton River Valley Segway Tour: $45
  • Discover the Early History of Strathcona with Historic Walking Tour: $4.48
  • Edmonton Oilers Ice Hockey Game Ticket at Rogers Place: $82
  • Edmonton River Valley 60-Minute Segway Adventure: $45
  • Edmonton River Valley 90-Minute Segway Adventure: $64
  • Edmonton Self-Guided Audio Tour: $9.00
  • 1-Hour Segway Adventure in Louise McKinney Park: $44
  • Edmonton Oilers Ice Hockey Game Ticket: $81
  • Self-Guided Audio Tour: $11
  • Romantic Tour Around Edmonton For Couples: $224
  • Scavenger Hunt Adventure in Edmonton by Crazy Dash: $10
  • Summer Sunset Cruise (2Hr Tour): $90

Tours and Activities in Halifax

For Halifax, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Discover the Halifax Explosion Audio Walking Tour: $5.14
  • Churches, Gardens, & Graveyards Smartphone Tour: $5.14
  • Halifax Boardwalk and Seaport: Smartphone Audio Tour: $5.14
  • Exlore Halifax with 3 Unique Smartphone Audio Walking Tours: $13
  • Halifax self-guided walking tour and scavenger hunt: $38
  • Small Group Tour with Peggy's Cove Sunset Express: $65
  • City Segway Tour: $68
  • Seal Watch Boat Tours - Pictou NS: $93
  • Small-Group Tour with Citadel and Peggy's Cove: $95
  • Small Group Walking Tour with Citadel & Museum: $102
  • From Small Group Lunenberg Express Tour: $121
  • Guided Harbourfront Food Walking Tour: $121

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Edmonton -
    Halifax $15

Sample the Local Flavors in Edmonton

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Edmonton:

  • Edmonton Brewery Tour: $105

Sample the Local Flavors in Halifax

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Halifax:

  • The Classic Vintage Car Wine Tour: $208

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Edmonton and Halifax, we can see that Edmonton is more expensive. And not only is Halifax much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Halifax would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Halifax and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Edmonton would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Edmonton than you might in Halifax.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Edmonton Expensive? and Is Halifax Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Edmonton or Halifax?

Edmonton has a larger population, and is about 98% larger than the population of Halifax. When comparing the sizes of Edmonton and Halifax, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.