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

Should you visit Edmonton or Saskatoon?

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 Saskatoon can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Edmonton or Saskatoon?


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.


Saskatoon is a city straddling the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatchewan, Canada. Saskatoon is full of hidden treasures. Head into the downtown core and inner neighborhoods to get the best feel of this vibrant city. The majestic South Saskatchewan River winds through downtown, offering beautiful, natural diversions. Beautiful parks and riverside walks help you make the most out of long, sunny summer days. There are plenty of great spots to stop for a refreshing drink and a chat with locals. Saskatoon also has a proud heritage of local rock and country music and a vibrant live-music scene. If you only have time for one Saskatchewan stop, Saskatoon might just be the place for you.

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, Saskatoon 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 Saskatoon is $127. 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 Saskatoon in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Edmonton $102
    Saskatoon $55
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Edmonton $204
    Saskatoon $110
Compare Hotels in Edmonton and Saskatoon

Looking for a hotel in Edmonton or Saskatoon? 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 Saskatoon

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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 Saskatoon Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Edmonton $80
    Saskatoon $32

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

Is it cheaper to fly into Edmonton or Saskatoon?

Prices for flights to both Saskatoon 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
    Saskatoon $32
Typical Food Prices in Edmonton

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

  • Snacks

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Edmonton $91
    Saskatoon $17

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: $4.49
  • 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
  • 2-Hour River Valley Guided Segway Tour & Ice Cream: $87
  • Summer Sunset Cruise (2Hr Tour): $89
  • Edmonton Food Bike Tour: $101
  • Festival Food Bike Tour: $101

Tours and Activities in Saskatoon

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

  • Donna Birkmaier Park Birding and Walking Tour: $55
  • Birdwatching Tour in President Murray Park: $69
  • Dancing Grouse Photography Tour: $402
  • Saskatoon, Canada: 8-hour tour to view Whooping Cranes: $687

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Edmonton -
    Saskatoon $9.68

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 Saskatoon, we can see that Edmonton is more expensive. And not only is Saskatoon much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Saskatoon would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Saskatoon 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 Saskatoon.

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

Which is Bigger, Edmonton or Saskatoon?

Edmonton has a larger population, and is about 4 times larger than the population of Saskatoon. When comparing the sizes of Edmonton and Saskatoon, 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.