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

Should you visit Hope or Niagara Falls?

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 Niagara Falls can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Hope or Niagara Falls?


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.

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, Ontario sits on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, across the border from Niagara Falls, New York. Together these cities have claimed themselves to be the "Honeymoon Capital of the World" a status that is probably little more than a marketing ploy. That said, Niagara Falls, Ontario, is perhaps a quainter and more natural version of its American counterpart. The town has existed as a tourist destination for hundreds of years, with its main attraction, obviously, being Niagara Falls. Today, millions of visitors come to see the falls every year. It's truly an impressive sight, and there is no shortage of entertainment options while you're in the area.

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, Niagara Falls 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 Niagara Falls is $123. 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 Niagara Falls in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Hope $8.98
    Niagara Falls $75
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Hope $18
    Niagara Falls $150
Compare Hotels in Hope and Niagara Falls

Looking for a hotel in Hope or Niagara Falls? 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 Niagara Falls

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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 Niagara Falls Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Hope -
    Niagara Falls $16

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Niagara Falls

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Niagara Falls:

  • Niagara Falls South Airport Private Transfer to Pearson: $1,851
  • Niagara Falls South Airport Private Transfer to Hamilton: $360
  • Buffalo Niagara Airport to Holiday Valley - Round-Trip Transfer: $265
  • Round-Trip Private-Safe Transfer Between Buffalo Airport & Niagara Falls Canada: $263
  • Private Departure Transfer -Niagara Falls to Pearson Airport(YYZ): $263
  • ROUNDTRIP Ground Transfer Buffalo Niagara Int Airport (BUF)-Niagara Falls Canada: $207
  • Private Half Day Niagara Wine Tour Visit with Transfer Included: $202
  • Private Transfer: Niagara Falls, ON to Toronto downtown: $199
  • Private Transfer: Niagara Int’l Airport (IAG) USA to Niagara Falls, ON: $195
  • Transfer Niagara Falls, Canada to Toronto Pearson International Airport YYZ: $162
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Buffalo Niagara International Airport to Niagara Falls, New York: $138
  • Private Departure Transfer Niagara Falls to Toronto Airport YYZ: $135

Is it cheaper to fly into Hope or Niagara Falls?

Prices for flights to both Niagara Falls 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
    Niagara Falls $28

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Niagara Falls

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Niagara Falls.

  • The Wing Ride: The Hidden History of Chicken Wings Food Tour: $105
  • Walking Food Tour in Niagara Falls: $109
  • Guided Night Tour w/ Dinner & Hotel Transfer: $142
  • Light up The Falls Small Group Tour with Fallsview Dinner: $149
  • Sunset Wine Tour with Dinner Niagara On The Lake: $165
  • Niagara Falls Evening Lights Tour With Skylon Tower Dinner: $194
  • Niagara Wine Tasting and three courses Dinner: $194
  • Night Tour w/ 3 Course Dinner & Light Show: $197
  • Evening Lights Tour with Skylon Tower Dinner: $197
  • Niagara Falls USA Night, Lights & Dinner : $199
  • Night on Niagara Walking Tour with Fireworks Cruise + Dinner: $201
  • Niagara Falls Canada: Small Group Night Tour w/Boat & Dinner: $201

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Hope -
    Niagara Falls $20

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: $7.31
  • Vancouver to Sun Peaks 2 days outdoor adventure tour: $1,244

Typical Entertainment Prices in Niagara Falls

Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Niagara Falls are as follows:

  • Maid of the Mist

Tours and Activities in Niagara Falls

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

  • Guided Craft Cider Tour in Niagara: $98
  • Maid of the Mist, Cave of the Winds Made in America Tour: $88
  • 1 Hour Private Vineyard Dome Experience in Niagara-on-the-Lake: $45
  • 30 Minute Niagara Falls Airplane Tour: $158
  • 40 minute Guided Tour of the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center: $60
  • 45 Minutes Whirlpool Tour in Niagara Falls: $40
  • 5 Hour Niagara Falls USA Tour from Buffalo: $159
  • All American Tour : $99
  • All Attractions Niagara Falls American Tour with Boat Much More: $120
  • All Inclusive Niagara Falls USA Tour W/Boat Ride,Cave & Much MORE: $126
  • All Niagara Falls USA Tour Maid of Mist Boat & So Much More : $130
  • All inclusive Niagara Evening Light Show, Boat Ride & Cave Tour: $140

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Hope $10
    Niagara Falls $11

Sample the Local Flavors in Niagara Falls

Also in Niagara Falls, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Summer Sips - Private Outdoor Wine Tasting Experience: $23
  • Black Glass Wine Tasting: $23
  • Wine Tasting and Nigerian Dwarf Goats Experience: $29
  • Goat Yoga and Wine Tasting: $50
  • Niagara Wine Tour and Tastings with Included Transportation : $56
  • Public Niagara Wine Tour with Transportation: $59
  • Small Group Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine Tasting Tour: $97
  • Sip, Swirl and Savour Chocolate & Wine Tour : $104
  • 3.5 Hours NOTL E-Bike Wine Tour: $112
  • Niagara All American All inclusive Boutique Wine Tour : $114
  • Half Day Wine & Cheese Tour - Niagara On The Lake Wine Tour: $120
  • Luxury Winery, Distillery & Craft Beer Tour in Niagara Region : $124

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

Which is Bigger, Hope or Niagara Falls?

Niagara Falls has a larger population, and is about 20 times larger than the population of Hope. When comparing the sizes of Hope and Niagara Falls, 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 Niagara Falls?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Hope or Niagara Falls in the Summer?

Both Niagara Falls and Hope during the summer are popular places to visit. Most visitors come to Hope for the hiking and the family-friendly experiences during these months.

In the summer, Hope is cooler than Niagara Falls. Typically, the summer temperatures in Hope in July average around 18°C (64°F), and Niagara Falls averages at about 23°C (74°F).

Hope usually gets less rain in July than Niagara Falls. Hope gets 51 mm (2 in) of rain, while Niagara Falls receives 69 mm (2.7 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Hope 18°C (64°F) 
    Niagara Falls 23°C (74°F)

Should I visit Hope or Niagara Falls in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Hope and Niagara Falls. The autumn months attract visitors to Hope because of the hiking trails and the shopping scene.

In October, Hope is generally cooler than Niagara Falls. Daily temperatures in Hope average around 10°C (51°F), and Niagara Falls fluctuates around 12°C (54°F).

Hope gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In October, Hope usually receives more rain than Niagara Falls. Hope gets 156 mm (6.1 in) of rain, while Niagara Falls receives 61 mm (2.4 in) of rain each month for the autumn.

  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Hope 10°C (51°F) 
    Niagara Falls 12°C (54°F)

Should I visit Hope or Niagara Falls in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Hope as well as Niagara Falls. The museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine are the main draw to Hope this time of year.

Be prepared for some very cold days in Niagara Falls. It's quite cold in Hope in the winter. Hope is much warmer than Niagara Falls in the winter. The daily temperature in Hope averages around 3°C (37°F) in January, and Niagara Falls fluctuates around -4°C (26°F).

Hope receives a lot of rain in the winter. Hope usually gets more rain in January than Niagara Falls. Hope gets 201 mm (7.9 in) of rain, while Niagara Falls receives 52 mm (2 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Hope 3°C (37°F) 
    Niagara Falls -4°C (26°F)

Should I visit Hope or Niagara Falls in the Spring?

Both Niagara Falls and Hope are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities.

In the spring, Hope is around the same temperature as Niagara Falls. Typically, the spring temperatures in Hope in April average around 9°C (49°F), and Niagara Falls averages at about 10°C (49°F).

It's quite rainy in Hope. In April, Hope usually receives more rain than Niagara Falls. Hope gets 114 mm (4.5 in) of rain, while Niagara Falls receives 63 mm (2.5 in) of rain each month for the spring.

  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Hope 9°C (49°F) 
    Niagara Falls 10°C (49°F)

Typical Weather for Niagara Falls and Hope

Hope Niagara Falls
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 3°C (37°F) 201 mm (7.9 in) -4°C (26°F) 52 mm (2 in)
Feb 5°C (41°F) 164 mm (6.4 in) -3°C (28°F) 48 mm (1.9 in)
Mar 7°C (44°F) 145 mm (5.7 in) 2°C (36°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)
Apr 9°C (49°F) 114 mm (4.5 in) 10°C (49°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
May 12°C (54°F) 89 mm (3.5 in) 15°C (59°F) 67 mm (2.6 in)
Jun 15°C (60°F) 67 mm (2.6 in) 20°C (68°F) 68 mm (2.7 in)
Jul 18°C (64°F) 51 mm (2 in) 23°C (74°F) 69 mm (2.7 in)
Aug 18°C (64°F) 53 mm (2.1 in) 22°C (72°F) 81 mm (3.2 in)
Sep 15°C (59°F) 85 mm (3.4 in) 18°C (65°F) 75 mm (3 in)
Oct 10°C (51°F) 156 mm (6.1 in) 12°C (54°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Nov 6°C (43°F) 222 mm (8.7 in) 6°C (43°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Dec 3°C (37°F) 217 mm (8.5 in) -0°C (31°F) 75 mm (2.9 in)

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