A Travel Price Comparison for Canada Edmonton vs. Jasper National Park for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Edmonton or Jasper National Park?

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 Jasper National Park can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Edmonton or Jasper National Park?


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.

Jasper National Park

An UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jasper National Park, located in Canada's Alberta Province, is one of a few national and provincial parks that showcase the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

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Which place is cheaper, Jasper National Park 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 Jasper National Park is $83. 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 Jasper National Park in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Edmonton $102
    Jasper National Park $45
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Edmonton $204
    Jasper National Park $90
Compare Hotels in Edmonton and Jasper National Park

Looking for a hotel in Edmonton or Jasper National Park? 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 Jasper National Park

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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 Jasper National Park Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Edmonton $80
    Jasper National Park $19

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Edmonton

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Edmonton:

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

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Jasper National Park

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Jasper National Park are as follows:

  • Park Pass

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Jasper National Park

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Jasper National Park:

  • Jasper Thermal to Edmonton Airport (YEG) Departure Transfer: $169
  • Jasper Thermal Resorts to Calgary Airport YYC Departure Transfer: $171

Is it cheaper to fly into Edmonton or Jasper National Park?

Prices for flights to both Jasper National Park 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
    Jasper National Park $24
Typical Food Prices in Edmonton

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

  • Snacks

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Jasper National Park

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Jasper National Park.

  • Half-Day Jasper Culture Food Tour: $107
  • Peak Nic - A hike and an outdoor cooking lesson: $119
  • 4-Hours E-Bike Food Tour : $201

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Edmonton $92
    Jasper National Park $7.84

Tours and Activities in Edmonton

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

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

Tours and Activities in Jasper National Park

Here are a few actual costs in Jasper National Park for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Icefields Parkway Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour: $17
  • Live Theater Show Ticket 'From Jasper with love': $25
  • From Jasper: Jasper National Park Wildlife Discovery Tour: $53
  • Planetarium and Telescope Combo Tour : $55
  • Winter Wildlife Discovery Tour: $56
  • Maligne Canyon Hiking Tour: $59
  • Jasper National Park Tour: Maligne Valley, Medicine Lake and Spirit Island: $60
  • Morning Jasper National Park Wildlife Tour: $64
  • Jasper Evening Wildlife Tour: $64
  • Maligne Lake Cruise: $67
  • Jasper Wildlife and Waterfalls Tour with Maligne Lake Hike: $72
  • 1-Hour Guided Group Fat Bike Tour: $83

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Edmonton -
    Jasper National Park $12

Sample the Local Flavors in Edmonton

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Edmonton:

  • Edmonton Brewery Tour: $105

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Edmonton and Jasper National Park, we can see that Edmonton is more expensive. And not only is Jasper National Park much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Jasper National Park would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Jasper National Park 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 Jasper National Park.

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