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

Should you visit Hope or Montreal?

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

Where Should I go: Hope or Montreal?


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.


While Quebec City is the political capital of Quebec Province, Montreal is the economic and cultural capital. It's also the second largest city in Canada, with a population of about 1.9 million and 4 million in the metropolitan area. It's the second largest French speaking city in the world behind Paris.

Montreal is a very trendy and vibrant city with an active nightlife and countless activities to enjoy. It's located on an island in the St. Lawrence River and has a humid continental climate. There are four distinct seasons. Summers are warm or hot and humid. Spring and fall are mild and winters are cold and snowy. You can expect about 2 meters of snow every year, but there are also more than 2,000 hours of sunshine annually.

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, Montreal 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 Montreal is $211. 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 Montreal in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Hope $8.98
    Montreal $133
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Hope $18
    Montreal $266
Compare Hotels in Hope and Montreal

Looking for a hotel in Hope or Montreal? 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 Montreal

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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 Montreal Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Hope -
    Montreal $21

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Montreal

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

  • Transfer Montreal International Airport to Quebec City: $995
  • Private Transfer Montreal International Airport to Ottawa: $703
  • Private Transfer To Quebec From Montreal YUL Airport: $362
  • From Ottawa Private Day Trip with Hotel Transfers: $292
  • Private Transfer To Ottawa From YUL Airport: $234
  • Ottawa: Private Transfer To Montreal Airport: $216
  • Private Transfer from Montreal Airport to Ottawa: $216
  • Transfer Montreal International Airport to Downtown Montreal: $187
  • Montreal Private Transfer to Montreal Airport YUL in Luxury SUV: $165
  • Departure Private Transfer: Montreal to Montreal Airport YUL in Luxury SUV: $165
  • Departure Transfer Montreal to Montreal Airport by Limos or Bus: $153
  • Departure Private Transfer: Montreal to Montreal Airport YUL in Business Car: $118

Is it cheaper to fly into Hope or Montreal?

Prices for flights to both Montreal 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
    Montreal $36

Typical Food Prices in Montreal

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Montreal:

  • Tim Hortons breakfast and coffee

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Montreal

For Montreal, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Bateau-Mouche Cruise with A La Carte Dinner Option: $59
  • No Diet Club: Walking food Tour with many tastings: $60
  • Historical Food Tour with 6 Tastings: $67
  • Beyond the Market Food Tour by Spade & Palacio: $74
  • Montreal Walking Food Tour With Secret Food Tours: $74
  • Guided Happy Hour Brew Tour in Montreal with Dinner: $83
  • Mile End Montreal Original Food Tour - by Local Montreal Tours: $89
  • Old Montreal Food & Drink Tour by Local Montreal Food Tours: $104
  • The (Anti-Package, Small-Group ) Montreal Food Tour: $128
  • Jewish Neighborhood Food Tour: $131
  • Cooking Class & Tasting with Michelin-Trained Chef: $138
  • Montréal: 3 or 5-Course Dinner Cruise with Music: $147

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Hope -
    Montreal $21

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

Typical Entertainment Prices in Montreal

For Montreal, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:

  • Botanical Gardens (family of 4)

Tours and Activities in Montreal

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

  • Montreal ZOO, private half day tour: $209
  • 1 Hour Downtown Montreal Tour: $29
  • 1 Hour Tour of Old-Montreal in Vintage Convertible Cadillac: $221
  • 1hr Sunset Boat tour on the St Lawrence River Old Port Montreal: $23
  • 2 hour Tour of The Montreal Bagel: $56
  • 3 Days 2 Nights Tour in New York: $300
  • 3 Hour Montreal City Bike Tour with Wine or Beer (AM & PM): $65
  • 3-Hour Scooter Sightseeing in Montreal: $79
  • 3Hr Montreal Architecture Bike Tour with regular or E-bikes Beer & wine included: $65
  • AURA experience at Notre-Dame Basilica and guided cruise: $73
  • All about Montreal's Murals - Saturday Walking Tour: $24
  • Bell Centre: Montreal Canadiens Ice Hockey Game Ticket: $51

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Hope $10
    Montreal $17

Typical Alcohol Prices in Montreal

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Montreal:

  • Vodka

Sample the Local Flavors in Montreal

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Montreal:

  • Haunted Montreal Pub Crawl: $22
  • Haunted Montreal Pub Crawl: $23
  • Guided Bar Crawl with Free Shots and Club Entry: $43
  • Guided Pub Crawl of the City's Rooftop Bars: $87

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

Which is Bigger, Hope or Montreal?

Montreal has a larger population, and is about 710 times larger than the population of Hope. When comparing the sizes of Hope and Montreal, 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 Montreal?

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 Montreal in the Summer?

Both Montreal and Hope are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities. The summer months attract visitors to Hope because of the hiking and the family-friendly experiences.

In July, Hope is generally cooler than Montreal. Daily temperatures in Hope average around 18°C (64°F), and Montreal fluctuates around 21°C (69°F).

In July, Hope usually receives less rain than Montreal. Hope gets 51 mm (2 in) of rain, while Montreal receives 91 mm (3.6 in) of rain each month for the summer.

  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Hope 18°C (64°F) 
    Montreal 21°C (69°F)

Should I visit Hope or Montreal in the Autumn?

Both Montreal and Hope during the autumn are popular places to visit. The hiking trails and the shopping scene are the main draw to Hope this time of year.

Hope is a little warmer than Montreal in the autumn. The daily temperature in Hope averages around 10°C (51°F) in October, and Montreal fluctuates around 8°C (47°F).

It rains a lot this time of the year in Hope. Hope usually gets more rain in October than Montreal. Hope gets 156 mm (6.1 in) of rain, while Montreal receives 79 mm (3.1 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Hope 10°C (51°F) 
    Montreal 8°C (47°F)

Should I visit Hope or Montreal in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Hope and Montreal. Many travelers come to Hope for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

Montreal can get quite cold in the winter. Be prepared for some very cold days in Hope. In the winter, Hope is much warmer than Montreal. Typically, the winter temperatures in Hope in January average around 3°C (37°F), and Montreal averages at about -10°C (14°F).

Hope gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In January, Hope usually receives more rain than Montreal. Hope gets 201 mm (7.9 in) of rain, while Montreal receives 74 mm (2.9 in) of rain each month for the winter.

  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Hope 3°C (37°F) 
    Montreal -10°C (14°F)

Should I visit Hope or Montreal in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Hope as well as Montreal.

In April, Hope is generally much warmer than Montreal. Daily temperatures in Hope average around 9°C (49°F), and Montreal fluctuates around 6°C (43°F).

Hope receives a lot of rain in the spring. Hope usually gets more rain in April than Montreal. Hope gets 114 mm (4.5 in) of rain, while Montreal receives 78 mm (3.1 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Hope 9°C (49°F) 
    Montreal 6°C (43°F)

Typical Weather for Montreal and Hope

Hope Montreal
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 3°C (37°F) 201 mm (7.9 in) -10°C (14°F) 74 mm (2.9 in)
Feb 5°C (41°F) 164 mm (6.4 in) -9°C (16°F) 65 mm (2.6 in)
Mar 7°C (44°F) 145 mm (5.7 in) -2°C (28°F) 74 mm (2.9 in)
Apr 9°C (49°F) 114 mm (4.5 in) 6°C (43°F) 78 mm (3.1 in)
May 12°C (54°F) 89 mm (3.5 in) 13°C (55°F) 75 mm (3 in)
Jun 15°C (60°F) 67 mm (2.6 in) 18°C (64°F) 87 mm (3.4 in)
Jul 18°C (64°F) 51 mm (2 in) 21°C (69°F) 91 mm (3.6 in)
Aug 18°C (64°F) 53 mm (2.1 in) 19°C (67°F) 104 mm (4.1 in)
Sep 15°C (59°F) 85 mm (3.4 in) 14°C (58°F) 90 mm (3.5 in)
Oct 10°C (51°F) 156 mm (6.1 in) 8°C (47°F) 79 mm (3.1 in)
Nov 6°C (43°F) 222 mm (8.7 in) 2°C (35°F) 101 mm (4 in)
Dec 3°C (37°F) 217 mm (8.5 in) -7°C (20°F) 99 mm (3.9 in)