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

Should you visit Hope or Victoria?

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

Where Should I go: Hope or Victoria?


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 capital city of British Columbia, Canada, Victoria is positioned near the southern edge of Vancouver Island. It's a wonderfully pleasant city and has been nicknamed the Garden City because of its vast green space and public gardens. There is a population of just over 80,000 in the city proper and almost 350,000 in the greater metropolitan area. Dating back to 1843, it's also one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest. As such, it has many historic buildings and beautiful architecture. It also has the second oldest Chinatown in North America, following San Francisco's.

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, Victoria 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 Victoria is $182. 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 Victoria in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Hope $8.91
    Victoria $113
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Hope $18
    Victoria $226
Compare Hotels in Hope and Victoria

Looking for a hotel in Hope or Victoria? 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 Victoria

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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 Victoria Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Hope -
    Victoria $37

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Victoria

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

  • Victoria to Whistler Seaplane Transfer: $233
  • Vancouver: Seaplane Transfer between Vancouver & Victoria: $223
  • Victoria to Salt Spring Seaplane Transfer: $123
  • Victoria to Vancouver - Vancouver Airport (YVR) Drop Off - Coach Bus Transfer: $88
  • Victoria to Vancouver - Vancouver Cruise Terminal Drop Off - Coach Bus Transfer: $88
  • Victoria to Vancouver - Coach Bus Transfer: $74
  • Victoria to Vancouver Ferry with Bus Transfer: $72

Is it cheaper to fly into Hope or Victoria?

Prices for flights to both Victoria 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
    Victoria $27

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Victoria

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

  • Chocolate Lovers Food Tour: $44
  • Chinatown and Old Town Food Tour with Tastings: $58
  • Hip & Hidden Chinatown + Old Town Food Tour Victoria: $60
  • Sip, Savor, Stroll Evening Food Tour: $145

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Hope -
    Victoria $45

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: $7.26
  • Vancouver to Sun Peaks 2 days outdoor adventure tour: $1,235

Tours and Activities in Victoria

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

  • 4 Hour Morning Whale Watching Tour: $168
  • 45-Minute By The Park Tour: $160
  • 60-Minute Beacon Hill Park Tour: $205
  • 75-Minute The Royal Tour: $246
  • 90-Minute The Capital Tour: $287
  • Beacon Hill Park Horse-Drawn Carriage Experience in Victoria: $205
  • Best of Victoria City Highlights Private Tour Day or Evening : $275
  • Bike 3-hour City Highlights Tour & coastal ride: $94
  • Butchart & Beyond: The Grand Victoria Tour: $327
  • Butchart Gardens and City Tour: $180
  • COMBO Victoria City Tour & Butchart Gardens & Entry Tix: $98
  • Craigdarroch Castle Pedicab Tour: $145

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

Sample the Local Flavors in Victoria

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

  • Guided Pub Crawl with Ferry Rides and Appetizers: $47
  • Local Brewery Tour with a Guide: $87
  • Victoria Wine Tour with Wine Tastings and Charcuterie: $134
  • 6-Hour Victoria to Cowichan Wine Tour: $138
  • Cowichan Valley Premium Wine Tour: $436

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

Which is Bigger, Hope or Victoria?

Victoria has a larger population, and is about 60 times larger than the population of Hope. When comparing the sizes of Hope and Victoria, 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 Victoria?

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 Victoria in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Hope and Victoria. Many visitors come to Hope in the summer for the hiking and the family-friendly experiences.

In July, Hope is generally a little warmer than Victoria. Daily temperatures in Hope average around 18°C (64°F), and Victoria fluctuates around 16°C (60°F).

In July, Hope usually receives more rain than Victoria. Hope gets 51 mm (2 in) of rain, while Victoria receives 13 mm (0.5 in) of rain each month for the summer.

  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Hope 18°C (64°F) 
    Victoria 16°C (60°F)

Should I visit Hope or Victoria in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Hope as well as Victoria. Most visitors come to Hope for the hiking trails and the shopping scene during these months.

Hope is around the same temperature as Victoria in the autumn. The daily temperature in Hope averages around 10°C (51°F) in October, and Victoria fluctuates around 11°C (52°F).

Hope receives a lot of rain in the autumn. Hope usually gets more rain in October than Victoria. Hope gets 156 mm (6.1 in) of rain, while Victoria receives 65 mm (2.6 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Hope 10°C (51°F) 
    Victoria 11°C (52°F)

Should I visit Hope or Victoria in the Winter?

Both Victoria and Hope are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. The winter months attract visitors to Hope because of the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

It's quite cold in Victoria in the winter. The weather in Hope can be very cold. In the winter, Hope is much colder than Victoria. Typically, the winter temperatures in Hope in January average around 3°C (37°F), and Victoria averages at about 5°C (41°F).

It rains a lot this time of the year in Victoria. It's quite rainy in Hope. In January, Hope usually receives more rain than Victoria. Hope gets 201 mm (7.9 in) of rain, while Victoria receives 138 mm (5.4 in) of rain each month for the winter.

  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Hope 3°C (37°F) 
    Victoria 5°C (41°F)

Should I visit Hope or Victoria in the Spring?

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

In April, Hope is generally around the same temperature as Victoria. Daily temperatures in Hope average around 9°C (49°F), and Victoria fluctuates around 10°C (49°F).

It rains a lot this time of the year in Hope. Hope usually gets more rain in April than Victoria. Hope gets 114 mm (4.5 in) of rain, while Victoria receives 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain this time of the year.

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

Typical Weather for Victoria and Hope

Hope Victoria
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 3°C (37°F) 201 mm (7.9 in) 5°C (41°F) 138 mm (5.4 in)
Feb 5°C (41°F) 164 mm (6.4 in) 7°C (44°F) 112 mm (4.4 in)
Mar 7°C (44°F) 145 mm (5.7 in) 8°C (46°F) 67 mm (2.7 in)
Apr 9°C (49°F) 114 mm (4.5 in) 10°C (49°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
May 12°C (54°F) 89 mm (3.5 in) 12°C (54°F) 29 mm (1.1 in)
Jun 15°C (60°F) 67 mm (2.6 in) 14°C (58°F) 24 mm (0.9 in)
Jul 18°C (64°F) 51 mm (2 in) 16°C (60°F) 13 mm (0.5 in)
Aug 18°C (64°F) 53 mm (2.1 in) 16°C (61°F) 19 mm (0.8 in)
Sep 15°C (59°F) 85 mm (3.4 in) 15°C (58°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)
Oct 10°C (51°F) 156 mm (6.1 in) 11°C (52°F) 65 mm (2.6 in)
Nov 6°C (43°F) 222 mm (8.7 in) 8°C (46°F) 140 mm (5.5 in)
Dec 3°C (37°F) 217 mm (8.5 in) 5°C (42°F) 153 mm (6 in)