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

Should you visit Halifax or Jasper National Park?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Halifax or Jasper National Park, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Halifax or Jasper National Park?


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.

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.

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

Which place is cheaper, Jasper National Park or Halifax?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Halifax is $115, 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 Halifax and Jasper National Park in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Halifax $66
    Jasper National Park $45
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Halifax $132
    Jasper National Park $90
Compare Hotels in Halifax and Jasper National Park

Looking for a hotel in Halifax 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 Halifax

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: Halifax Hotel Prices and Jasper National Park Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Halifax $17
    Jasper National Park $19

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Halifax

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

  • From Peggy’s Cove Small-Group Tour with Transfers: $80
  • Halifax Airport (YHZ) to Halifax Cruise Port - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $68
  • Halifax Cruise Port: Private Transfer to Halifax hotels: $135
  • Halifax Stanfield Airport (YHZ) to Halifax Port-Arrival Transfer: $34
  • Halifax Stanfield Airport (YHZ): Transfer to Halifax Port: $212
  • Halifax Stanfield Airport(YHZ) to Halifax Port - Arrival Transfer: $34
  • Transfer to/from Stanfield International Airport: $44
  • Private Transfer from Halifax Stanfield Airport to Halifax: $36

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: $171
  • Jasper Thermal Resorts to Calgary Airport YYC Departure Transfer: $171

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

Prices for flights to both Jasper National Park and Halifax 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
    Halifax $31
    Jasper National Park $24
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: $160

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.
    Halifax $28
    Jasper National Park $7.81

Tours and Activities in Halifax

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

  • Churches, Gardens, & Graveyards Smartphone Tour: $5.11
  • Discover the Halifax Explosion Audio Walking Tour: $5.11
  • Halifax Boardwalk and Seaport: Smartphone Audio Tour: $5.11
  • Self-Guided Audio Tour: $11
  • Exlore Halifax with 3 Unique Smartphone Audio Walking Tours: $13
  • Solar-Powered Historical Food & Drink Pedal Bus Tour in Hfx: $33
  • Halifax self-guided walking tour and scavenger hunt: $38
  • From City and Peggy's Cove Sunset Guided Tour: $65
  • City Segway Tour: $67
  • Small-Group Tour with Citadel and Peggy's Cove: $94
  • Small Group Walking Tour with Citadel & Museum: $102
  • From Small Group Lunenberg Express Tour: $120

Tours and Activities in Jasper National Park

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

  • 1-Hour Guided Group Fat Bike Tour: $82
  • 5.5-Hour Jasper Wildlife and Waterfalls Tour with Maligne Lake Cruise from Jasper: $131
  • Canadian Rockies Tour by Chauffeured Sidecar from Jasper: $118
  • Class 3 Sunwapta River Rafting Adventure in Jasper: $94
  • Columbia Icefield Tour with Glacier Skywalk from Jasper: $223
  • Explore Jasper Tour: $122
  • Explore Jasper Tour with Maligne Lake Cruise: $179
  • From Jasper: Jasper National Park Wildlife Discovery Tour: $53
  • Icefields Parkway Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour: $17
  • Jasper Evening Wildlife Tour: $64
  • Jasper Ice Climbing Experience: $176
  • Jasper National Park Tour: Maligne Valley, Medicine Lake and Spirit Island: $64

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Halifax $15
    Jasper National Park $12

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Halifax and Jasper National Park, we can see that Halifax 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 Halifax would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Halifax 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 Halifax Expensive? and Is Jasper National Park Expensive?.