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

Should you visit Hope or Vancouver?

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

Where Should I go: Hope or Vancouver?


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.


Vancouver is a beautiful and cosmopolitan city in Western Canada. It is also the largest city in British Columbia, and is dramatically positioned between the coast and mountains. It's a very international city, with a high level of energy and countless activites that you can enjoy while you're in town. In addition to offering all of the activities and entertainment of a modern city, it is also in jumping off distance to any number of outdoor activities.

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, Vancouver 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 Vancouver is $141. 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 Vancouver in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Hope $8.89
    Vancouver $87
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Hope $18
    Vancouver $174
Compare Hotels in Hope and Vancouver

Looking for a hotel in Hope or Vancouver? 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 Vancouver

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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 Vancouver Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Hope -
    Vancouver $12

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Vancouver

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Vancouver are as follows:

  • SkyTrain from Airport
  • Taxi from Airport to Downtown
  • 15 min Taxi Ride
  • SkyTrain DayPass

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Vancouver

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

  • Private Vancouver Airport (YVR) Transfer to Whistler: $607
  • Private Transfer from Whistler to Vancouver Airport YVR: $598
  • Private Transfer from Downtown Vancouver to Whistler: $566
  • Private Transfer from YVR Airport To Whistler: $507
  • Vancouver Airport(YVR): Transfer to Canada Place Cruise Port: $423
  • Canada Place Cruise Port: Transfer to Vancouver hotels: $423
  • Vancouver, BC: Scenic Seaplane Transfer to Seattle, WA: $281
  • Private Transfer, Langley, BC to Vancouver International Airport-VIP Sedan: $280
  • Vancouver Cruise Transfers/ City Sightseeing Tour Private: $275
  • Private Transfer from Vancouver City to Vancouver (YVR) Airport: $270
  • Private Transfer from Vancouver (YVR) Airport to Vancouver City: $270
  • Vancouver Airport to Harrison Hot Springs Private Round Transfer : $251

Is it cheaper to fly into Hope or Vancouver?

Prices for flights to both Vancouver 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
    Vancouver $31

Typical Food Prices in Vancouver

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

  • All You Can Eat Sushi Lunch

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Vancouver

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

  • 3 Hours Walking Food Tour at Vancouver, British Columbia: $79
  • A Wok Around Food Tour of the Granville Island Public Market: $84
  • The Gastwon Experience Walking Food Tour: $84
  • Gastown Historic Walking Food Tour: $96
  • Vancouver Walking Food Tour With Secret Food Tours: $101
  • Private Historical Food Tour of Gastown : $108
  • VIP Access Granville Island Market Walking Food Tour: $111
  • Vancouver Authentic Chinese Food Tour: $134
  • Authentic Asian Eats Walking Food Tour: $141
  • 3-Hour Bowen Island Boat Cruise with Dinner: $152
  • Vancouver Evening Dinner Cruise: $158
  • Granville Island Uncorked Walking Food Tour: $160

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Hope -
    Vancouver $36

Tours and Activities in Hope

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

  • Vancouver to Sun Peaks 2 days outdoor adventure tour: $1,233

Tours and Activities in Vancouver

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

  • Half-day Hike and Bike Tour in Vancouver: $131
  • Sunshine Coast Escape (Around Vancouver) Small Group Tour: $146
  • Victoria 1-Day Tour From Vancouver: $178
  • $99 Vancouver 2 Hours City Tour Private: $102
  • 2 Days Leavenworth Christmastown Tour from Vancouver (Chn&Eng): $194
  • 2-in-1 Vancouver city Tour: $232
  • 3 Days Leavenworth & Portland X'mas Tour from Vancouver (Chn&Eng): $291
  • 3-Day Vancouver City Tour Package With Whistler & Victoria: $2,395
  • 3-Hour Tips-Based Walking Tour of Vancouver: $5.49
  • 3hr Private Sightseeing Tour Vancouver (from Vancouver City): $453
  • 3hr Private Sightseeing Tour-Vancouver City (fr YVR/Cruise): $579
  • 4-Hour Bike Tour - Stanley Park, Granville Island, & Gastown: $102

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Hope $10
    Vancouver $16

Sample the Local Flavors in Vancouver

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Vancouver:

  • Gastown Pub Crawl: $22
  • Vancouver - Granville Pub Crawl: $25
  • 3.5-Hour Craft Brewery Tour: $83
  • Vancouver Craft Brewery Tour Led by a Local: $90
  • Vancouver Behind-the-Scenes Brewery Tour: $93
  • Taste of the Valley Wine Tour: $126
  • Fraser Valley Wine Tour: $134
  • Fraser Valley Wine Tour with a light Lunch from Vancouver: $134
  • Vancouver Wine Tour (Fraser Valley): $134
  • From Half-Day Fraser Valley Wine Tour: $137
  • Stawamus Chief Hike and Local Brewery Tasting: $163
  • Stawamus Chief Hike & Local Brewery Tasting : $168

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

Which is Bigger, Hope or Vancouver?

Vancouver has a larger population, and is about 400 times larger than the population of Hope. When comparing the sizes of Hope and Vancouver, 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 Vancouver?

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 Vancouver in the Summer?

Both Vancouver and Hope are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities.

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

In July, Hope usually receives around the same amount of rain as Vancouver. Hope gets 51 mm (2 in) of rain, while Vancouver receives 54 mm (2.1 in) of rain each month for the summer.

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

Should I visit Hope or Vancouver in the Autumn?

Both Vancouver and Hope during the autumn are popular places to visit.

In the autumn, Hope is around the same temperature as Vancouver. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Hope in October average around 10°C (51°F), and Vancouver averages at about 11°C (51°F).

Vancouver 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 October as Vancouver. Hope gets 156 mm (6.1 in) of rain, while Vancouver receives 164 mm (6.5 in) of rain this time of the year.

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

Should I visit Hope or Vancouver in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Hope and Vancouver.

It's quite cold in Vancouver in the winter. The weather in Hope can be very cold. In January, Hope is generally much colder than Vancouver. Daily temperatures in Hope average around 3°C (37°F), and Vancouver fluctuates around 4°C (40°F).

Vancouver receives a lot of rain in the winter. Hope gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In January, Hope usually receives more rain than Vancouver. Hope gets 201 mm (7.9 in) of rain, while Vancouver receives 167 mm (6.6 in) of rain each month for the winter.

  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Hope 3°C (37°F) 
    Vancouver 4°C (40°F)

Should I visit Hope or Vancouver in the Spring?

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

Hope is around the same temperature as Vancouver in the spring. The daily temperature in Hope averages around 9°C (49°F) in April, and Vancouver fluctuates around 9°C (49°F).

It's quite rainy in Vancouver. Hope receives a lot of rain in the spring. Hope usually gets around the same amount of rain in April as Vancouver. Hope gets 114 mm (4.5 in) of rain, while Vancouver receives 110 mm (4.3 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Hope 9°C (49°F) 
    Vancouver 9°C (49°F)

Typical Weather for Vancouver and Hope

Hope Vancouver
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 3°C (37°F) 201 mm (7.9 in) 4°C (40°F) 167 mm (6.6 in)
Feb 5°C (41°F) 164 mm (6.4 in) 6°C (42°F) 179 mm (7.1 in)
Mar 7°C (44°F) 145 mm (5.7 in) 7°C (45°F) 142 mm (5.6 in)
Apr 9°C (49°F) 114 mm (4.5 in) 9°C (49°F) 110 mm (4.3 in)
May 12°C (54°F) 89 mm (3.5 in) 13°C (55°F) 81 mm (3.2 in)
Jun 15°C (60°F) 67 mm (2.6 in) 16°C (60°F) 66 mm (2.6 in)
Jul 18°C (64°F) 51 mm (2 in) 18°C (64°F) 54 mm (2.1 in)
Aug 18°C (64°F) 53 mm (2.1 in) 18°C (64°F) 45 mm (1.8 in)
Sep 15°C (59°F) 85 mm (3.4 in) 15°C (59°F) 73 mm (2.9 in)
Oct 10°C (51°F) 156 mm (6.1 in) 11°C (51°F) 164 mm (6.5 in)
Nov 6°C (43°F) 222 mm (8.7 in) 7°C (44°F) 234 mm (9.2 in)
Dec 3°C (37°F) 217 mm (8.5 in) 4°C (40°F) 198 mm (7.8 in)