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

Should you visit Edmonton or Niagara Falls?

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 Niagara Falls can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Edmonton or Niagara Falls?


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.

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, Ontario sits on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, across the border from Niagara Falls, New York. Together these cities have claimed themselves to be the "Honeymoon Capital of the World" a status that is probably little more than a marketing ploy. That said, Niagara Falls, Ontario, is perhaps a quainter and more natural version of its American counterpart. The town has existed as a tourist destination for hundreds of years, with its main attraction, obviously, being Niagara Falls. Today, millions of visitors come to see the falls every year. It's truly an impressive sight, and there is no shortage of entertainment options while you're in the area.

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, Niagara Falls 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 Niagara Falls is $123. 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 Niagara Falls in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Edmonton $102
    Niagara Falls $75
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Edmonton $204
    Niagara Falls $150
Compare Hotels in Edmonton and Niagara Falls

Looking for a hotel in Edmonton or Niagara Falls? 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 Niagara Falls

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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 Niagara Falls Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Edmonton $80
    Niagara Falls $16

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 Niagara Falls

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Niagara Falls:

  • Buffalo to Buffalo Niagara Airport (BUF) - Departure Private Transfer: $42
  • Buffalo Niagara Airport (BUF) to Buffalo - Arrival Private Transfer: $42
  • Niagara Buffalo Airport Arrival: Private Transfer to Niagara Falls Ontario: $80
  • Niagara Buffalo Airport Departure: Private Transfer to Buffalo Niagara Airport: $80
  • Buffalo Niagara Airport (BUF) to Buffalo - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $84
  • Private Departure Transfer: Niagara Falls, Ontario to Buffalo Niagara International Airport: $87
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Buffalo Niagara Airport to Niagara Falls, Ontario: $88
  • Private Arrival Transfer from Buffalo Airport (BUF): $96
  • Private Transfer: Niagara Int’l Airport (IAG) USA to Niagara Falls, ON: $97
  • Shared Airport Transfer: Buffalo Niagara International Airport to Niagara Falls NY: $99
  • Transfer Buffalo Niagara International Airport BUF to Niagara Falls,Canada: $103
  • Transfer from Niagara Falls,Canada to Buffalo Niagara Int Airport (BUF): $103

Is it cheaper to fly into Edmonton or Niagara Falls?

Prices for flights to both Niagara Falls 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
    Niagara Falls $28
Typical Food Prices in Edmonton

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

  • Snacks

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Niagara Falls

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Niagara Falls.

  • The Wing Ride: The Hidden History of Chicken Wings Food Tour: $105
  • Sunset Wine Tour with Dinner Niagara On The Lake: $146
  • Guided Night Tour w/ Dinner & Hotel Transfer: $149
  • Sunset Niagara-on-the-Lake Small Group Wine Tour with Dinner: $180
  • Evening Lights Tour with Skylon Tower Dinner: $184
  • Niagara Falls Evening Lights Tour With Skylon Tower Dinner: $194
  • Niagara Wine Tasting and three courses Dinner: $194
  • Night on Niagara Walking Tour with Fireworks Cruise + Dinner: $200
  • Night Tour w/ 3 Course Dinner & Light Show: $204
  • Niagara Falls Canada: Small Group Night Tour w/Boat & Dinner: $219
  • Niagara Falls USA Night, Lights & Dinner : $229
  • Night on Niagara Small Group Tour w/Fireworks Boat Cruise +Dinner: $246

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Edmonton $91
    Niagara Falls $20

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: $4.51
  • 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
  • Edmonton River Valley 60-Minute Segway Adventure: $45
  • Edmonton River Valley 90-Minute Segway Adventure: $64
  • Guided Edmonton Donut Bike Tour: $67
  • Lil' Bites Bike Tour: $85
  • 2-Hour River Valley Guided Segway Tour & Ice Cream: $87
  • Summer Sunset Cruise (2Hr Tour): $89
  • Edmonton Food Bike Tour: $108

Typical Entertainment Prices in Niagara Falls

Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Niagara Falls are as follows:

  • Maid of the Mist

Tours and Activities in Niagara Falls

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

  • Visit Niagara Falls with bus ticket from/to Hamilton Airport: $3.65
  • Niagara Peninsula Smartphone Audio Driving Tour: $6.20
  • Niagara Falls, Canada: Niagara Adventure Theater: $11
  • Niagara Falls, Canada: Niagara SkyWheel Ticket: $12
  • Niagara SkyWheel Admission Ticket: $13
  • Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site Admission and Guided Tour: $13
  • Niagara's Fury 4D Experience Entry Ticket: $14
  • Niagara Falls, Canada: White Water Walk Entry Ticket: $16
  • Niagara Falls, Canada: Skylon Tower Observation Deck Ticket: $16
  • Niagara Falls, Canada: Bird Kingdom Entry Ticket: $16
  • Buffalo Bills Football Game Ticket at Highmark Stadium: $18
  • Unique Scavenger Hunt Experience in Buffalo by Zombie Scavengers: $20

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Edmonton -
    Niagara Falls $11

Sample the Local Flavors in Edmonton

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Edmonton:

  • Edmonton Brewery Tour: $105

Sample the Local Flavors in Niagara Falls

Also in Niagara Falls, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Niagara Wine Tour and Tastings with Included Transportation : $56
  • Small Group Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine Tasting Tour: $97
  • Sip, Swirl and Savour Chocolate & Wine Tour : $104
  • Niagara Craft Brewery Tour Niagara Falls: $110
  • Half-Day Niagara Micro Brewery Tour: $112
  • Niagara All American All inclusive Boutique Wine Tour : $114
  • Half Day Wine & Cheese Tour - Niagara On The Lake Wine Tour: $120
  • Vine and Dine Bicycle Wine Tour with Lunch : $127
  • Full-Day Group Wine Tour (with cheese and charcuterie) in Niagara-on-the-Lake: $142
  • Relaxing three courses Lunch & Wine Tour through Niagara's Wine Country: $149
  • Guided Wine Tour through the Niagara Wine Trail: $149
  • Luxury Buffalo Brewery Tour: $149

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

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

Which is Bigger, Edmonton or Niagara Falls?

Edmonton has a larger population, and is about 9 times larger than the population of Niagara Falls. When comparing the sizes of Edmonton and Niagara Falls, 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.

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