A Travel Price Comparison for Canada Kamloops vs. Jasper National Park for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Kamloops or Jasper National Park?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Kamloops and Jasper National Park can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Kamloops or Jasper National Park?

Kamloops

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.

Jasper National Park

An UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jasper National Park, located in Canada's Alberta Province, is one of a few national and provincial parks that showcase the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

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Which place is cheaper, Jasper National Park or Kamloops?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Kamloops is $82, while the average daily cost in Jasper National Park is $83. 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 Kamloops and Jasper National Park in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Kamloops $44
    Jasper National Park $45
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Kamloops $88
    Jasper National Park $90
Compare Hotels in Kamloops and Jasper National Park

Looking for a hotel in Kamloops or Jasper National Park? 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 Kamloops


Hotels in Jasper National Park


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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: Kamloops Hotel Prices and Jasper National Park Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Kamloops $20
    Jasper National Park $19

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Jasper National Park

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Jasper National Park are as follows:


  • Park Pass
    $14

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Jasper National Park

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Jasper National Park:

  • Jasper Thermal to Edmonton Airport (YEG) Departure Transfer: $169
  • Jasper Thermal Resorts to Calgary Airport YYC Departure Transfer: $171

Is it cheaper to fly into Kamloops or Jasper National Park?

Prices for flights to both Jasper National Park and Kamloops 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
  • Food Meals for one day
    Kamloops $24
    Jasper National Park $24
Typical Food Prices in Kamloops

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


  • Pastries
    $5.87
  • Lunch for Two
    $26
  • Coffee and Gelato
    $12

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Jasper National Park

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Jasper National Park.

  • Half-Day Jasper Culture Food Tour: $107
  • Peak Nic - A hike and an outdoor cooking lesson: $119
  • 4-Hours E-Bike Food Tour : $201

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Kamloops $13
    Jasper National Park $7.84

Tours and Activities in Kamloops

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

  • Vancouver and Smartphone Audio Driving Tour: $6.25
  • Smartphone Audio Driving Tour between Kamloops and Vancouver: $6.34
  • Smartphone Audio Driving Tour between Kamloops & Revelstoke: $6.39
  • Skip the Line: Kamloops BC Wildlife Park Admission Ticket: $14
  • Unique Scavenger Hunt Experience in Kamloops by Zombie Scavengers: $21

Tours and Activities in Jasper National Park

Here are a few actual costs in Jasper National Park for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • 1-Hour Guided Group Fat Bike Tour: $83
  • 5.5-Hour Jasper Wildlife and Waterfalls Tour with Maligne Lake Cruise from Jasper: $131
  • Canadian Rockies Tour by Chauffeured Sidecar from Jasper: $119
  • Class 3 Sunwapta River Rafting Adventure in Jasper: $94
  • Columbia Icefield Tour with Glacier Skywalk from Jasper: $223
  • Explore Jasper Tour: $122
  • Explore Jasper Tour with Maligne Lake Cruise: $179
  • From Jasper: Jasper National Park Wildlife Discovery Tour: $53
  • Icefields Parkway Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour: $17
  • Jasper Evening Wildlife Tour: $64
  • Jasper Ice Climbing Experience: $178
  • Jasper National Park Tour: Maligne Valley, Medicine Lake and Spirit Island: $60

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Kamloops $6.85
    Jasper National Park $12


When comparing the travel costs between Kamloops and Jasper National Park, we can see that Jasper National Park is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in North America, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Kamloops Expensive? and Is Jasper National Park Expensive?.