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

Should you visit Hope 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 Hope and Halifax can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Hope or Halifax?


Hope, located in British Columbia, Canada, is a small town in the far east of the Fraser Valley. It's at the cross section of several major highways making it a pass through point for many visitors to the area. Hope is also the location of the filming of the 1980's film Rambo: First Blood, a fact which many locals take much pride in.


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 10-Day Tours from Vancouver, The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Canada, The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in Canada, and The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in Canada.

Which place is cheaper, Halifax or Hope?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Hope is $31, 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 Hope and Halifax in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Hope $8.98
    Halifax $66
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Hope $18
    Halifax $132
Compare Hotels in Hope and Halifax

Looking for a hotel in Hope 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 Hope

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: Hope Hotel Prices and Halifax Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Hope -
    Halifax $17

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Halifax

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

  • Halifax Airport (YHZ) to Halifax Cruise Port - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $68
  • Private Transfer from Halifax Stanfield Airport to Halifax: $36
  • Halifax Stanfield Airport (YHZ) to Halifax Port-Arrival Transfer: $34
  • Halifax Stanfield Airport(YHZ) to Halifax Port - Arrival Transfer: $34

Is it cheaper to fly into Hope or Halifax?

Prices for flights to both Halifax and Hope 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
    Hope $22
    Halifax $31

Typical Food Prices in Halifax

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

  • Bluenose II Restaurant

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Hope -
    Halifax $28

Tours and Activities in Hope

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Hope.

  • Bay of Fundy: Smartphone Audio Driving Tour: $7.32

Tours and Activities in Halifax

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

  • Three Sisters Sea Kayaking Day Tour: $137

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Hope $10
    Halifax $15

Sample the Local Flavors in Halifax

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Halifax:

  • The Classic Vintage Car Wine Tour: $209

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

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

Which is Bigger, Hope or Halifax?

Halifax has a larger population, and is about 80 times larger than the population of Hope. When comparing the sizes of Hope 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.

When is the best time to visit Hope or Halifax?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Hope or Halifax in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Hope and Halifax. The hiking and the family-friendly experiences are the main draw to Hope this time of year.

Hope is around the same temperature as Halifax in the summer. The daily temperature in Hope averages around 18°C (64°F) in July, and Halifax fluctuates around 18°C (64°F).

In July, Hope usually receives less rain than Halifax. Hope gets 51 mm (2 in) of rain, while Halifax receives 99 mm (3.9 in) of rain each month for the summer.

  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Hope 18°C (64°F) 
    Halifax 18°C (64°F)

Should I visit Hope or Halifax in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Hope as well as Halifax. Many travelers come to Hope for the hiking trails and the shopping scene.

In the autumn, Hope is around the same temperature as Halifax. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Hope in October average around 10°C (51°F), and Halifax averages at about 10°C (49°F).

It's quite rainy in Halifax. Hope receives a lot of rain in the autumn. Hope usually gets more rain in October than Halifax. Hope gets 156 mm (6.1 in) of rain, while Halifax receives 121 mm (4.7 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Hope 10°C (51°F) 
    Halifax 10°C (49°F)

Should I visit Hope or Halifax in the Winter?

Both Halifax and Hope are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. Many visitors come to Hope in the winter for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

Halifax can be very cold during winter. Hope can get quite cold in the winter. In January, Hope is generally much warmer than Halifax. Daily temperatures in Hope average around 3°C (37°F), and Halifax fluctuates around -4°C (24°F).

It rains a lot this time of the year in Halifax. It's quite rainy in Hope. In January, Hope usually receives more rain than Halifax. Hope gets 201 mm (7.9 in) of rain, while Halifax receives 129 mm (5.1 in) of rain each month for the winter.

  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Hope 3°C (37°F) 
    Halifax -4°C (24°F)

Should I visit Hope or Halifax in the Spring?

Both Halifax and Hope during the spring are popular places to visit.

The weather in Halifax can be very cold. Hope is much warmer than Halifax in the spring. The daily temperature in Hope averages around 9°C (49°F) in April, and Halifax fluctuates around 4°C (39°F).

Halifax gets a good bit of rain this time of year. It rains a lot this time of the year in Hope. Hope usually gets around the same amount of rain in April as Halifax. Hope gets 114 mm (4.5 in) of rain, while Halifax receives 110 mm (4.3 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Hope 9°C (49°F) 
    Halifax 4°C (39°F)

Typical Weather for Halifax and Hope

Hope Halifax
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 3°C (37°F) 201 mm (7.9 in) -4°C (24°F) 129 mm (5.1 in)
Feb 5°C (41°F) 164 mm (6.4 in) -5°C (24°F) 108 mm (4.2 in)
Mar 7°C (44°F) 145 mm (5.7 in) -1°C (31°F) 111 mm (4.4 in)
Apr 9°C (49°F) 114 mm (4.5 in) 4°C (39°F) 110 mm (4.3 in)
May 12°C (54°F) 89 mm (3.5 in) 9°C (48°F) 105 mm (4.1 in)
Jun 15°C (60°F) 67 mm (2.6 in) 14°C (57°F) 104 mm (4.1 in)
Jul 18°C (64°F) 51 mm (2 in) 18°C (64°F) 99 mm (3.9 in)
Aug 18°C (64°F) 53 mm (2.1 in) 18°C (65°F) 111 mm (4.4 in)
Sep 15°C (59°F) 85 mm (3.4 in) 15°C (58°F) 91 mm (3.6 in)
Oct 10°C (51°F) 156 mm (6.1 in) 10°C (49°F) 121 mm (4.7 in)
Nov 6°C (43°F) 222 mm (8.7 in) 5°C (40°F) 140 mm (5.5 in)
Dec 3°C (37°F) 217 mm (8.5 in) -1°C (29°F) 152 mm (6 in)