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

Should you visit Hope or Kamloops?

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

Where Should I go: Hope or Kamloops?


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.


In British Columbia, Canada, Kamloops is perhaps most famous for the large number of tournaments it hosts, everything from the Strauss Canada Cup of Curling, to the World Fly Fishing Championships. It also hosts Skate Canada, Tim Horton's Olympic Qualifying Bike Race, and the World Junior Hockey Championships among others. The city is in the south central part of the province and it sits near the confluence of the two branches of the Thompson River near Kamloops Lake. The city has a population of about 85,000 and it's the largest community in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 3-Day Tours from Vancouver, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Vancouver, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Toronto, and The Best 2-Week Tours from Vancouver.

Which place is cheaper, Kamloops 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 Kamloops is $82. 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 Kamloops in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Hope $8.96
    Kamloops $44
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Hope $18
    Kamloops $88
Compare Hotels in Hope and Kamloops

Looking for a hotel in Hope or Kamloops? 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 Kamloops

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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 Kamloops Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Hope -
    Kamloops $20

Is it cheaper to fly into Hope or Kamloops?

Prices for flights to both Kamloops 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
    Kamloops $24

Typical Food Prices in Kamloops

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

  • Pastries
  • Lunch for Two
  • Coffee and Gelato

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Hope -
    Kamloops $13

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: $7.34
  • Vancouver to Sun Peaks 2 days outdoor adventure tour: $1,248

Tours and Activities in Kamloops

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

  • Skip the Line: Kamloops BC Wildlife Park Admission Ticket: $14
  • Smartphone Audio Driving Tour between Kamloops & Revelstoke: $6.74
  • Smartphone Audio Driving Tour between Kamloops and Vancouver: $6.75
  • Unique Scavenger Hunt Experience in Kamloops by Zombie Scavengers: $21
  • Vancouver and Smartphone Audio Driving Tour: $6.23

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Hope $10
    Kamloops $6.82

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

Which is Bigger, Hope or Kamloops?

Kamloops has a larger population, and is about 10 times larger than the population of Hope. When comparing the sizes of Hope and Kamloops, 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 Kamloops?

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 Kamloops in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Hope and Kamloops.

In the summer, Hope is cooler than Kamloops. Typically, the summer temperatures in Hope in July average around 18°C (64°F), and Kamloops averages at about 23°C (73°F).

In July, Hope usually receives more rain than Kamloops. Hope gets 51 mm (2 in) of rain, while Kamloops receives 28 mm (1.1 in) of rain each month for the summer.

  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Hope 18°C (64°F) 
    Kamloops 23°C (73°F)

Should I visit Hope or Kamloops in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Hope as well as Kamloops.

In October, Hope is generally around the same temperature as Kamloops. Daily temperatures in Hope average around 10°C (51°F), and Kamloops fluctuates around 11°C (51°F).

Hope receives a lot of rain in the autumn. Hope usually gets more rain in October than Kamloops. Hope gets 156 mm (6.1 in) of rain, while Kamloops receives 14 mm (0.6 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Hope 10°C (51°F) 
    Kamloops 11°C (51°F)

Should I visit Hope or Kamloops in the Winter?

Both Kamloops and Hope are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities.

The weather in Kamloops can be very cold. Hope can be very cold during winter. Hope is much warmer than Kamloops in the winter. The daily temperature in Hope averages around 3°C (37°F) in January, and Kamloops fluctuates around -3°C (27°F).

It's quite rainy in Hope. In January, Hope usually receives more rain than Kamloops. Hope gets 201 mm (7.9 in) of rain, while Kamloops receives 26 mm (1 in) of rain each month for the winter.

  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Hope 3°C (37°F) 
    Kamloops -3°C (27°F)

Should I visit Hope or Kamloops in the Spring?

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

In the spring, Hope is cooler than Kamloops. Typically, the spring temperatures in Hope in April average around 9°C (49°F), and Kamloops averages at about 12°C (53°F).

It rains a lot this time of the year in Hope. Hope usually gets more rain in April than Kamloops. Hope gets 114 mm (4.5 in) of rain, while Kamloops receives 15 mm (0.6 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Hope 9°C (49°F) 
    Kamloops 12°C (53°F)

Typical Weather for Kamloops and Hope

Hope Kamloops
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 3°C (37°F) 201 mm (7.9 in) -3°C (27°F) 26 mm (1 in)
Feb 5°C (41°F) 164 mm (6.4 in) 2°C (35°F) 14 mm (0.6 in)
Mar 7°C (44°F) 145 mm (5.7 in) 7°C (44°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Apr 9°C (49°F) 114 mm (4.5 in) 12°C (53°F) 15 mm (0.6 in)
May 12°C (54°F) 89 mm (3.5 in) 16°C (61°F) 22 mm (0.9 in)
Jun 15°C (60°F) 67 mm (2.6 in) 21°C (69°F) 29 mm (1.1 in)
Jul 18°C (64°F) 51 mm (2 in) 23°C (73°F) 28 mm (1.1 in)
Aug 18°C (64°F) 53 mm (2.1 in) 23°C (73°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)
Sep 15°C (59°F) 85 mm (3.4 in) 17°C (63°F) 28 mm (1.1 in)
Oct 10°C (51°F) 156 mm (6.1 in) 11°C (51°F) 14 mm (0.6 in)
Nov 6°C (43°F) 222 mm (8.7 in) 4°C (39°F) 22 mm (0.9 in)
Dec 3°C (37°F) 217 mm (8.5 in) -1°C (30°F) 33 mm (1.3 in)