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

Should you visit Kamloops or Niagara Falls?

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 Niagara Falls 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 Niagara Falls?

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.

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 Train & Rail Tours in Canada, The Best Sightseeing Tours in Canada, The Best Camping Tours in Canada, and The Best Romantic Tours for Couples in Canada.


Which place is cheaper, Niagara Falls 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 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 Kamloops and Niagara Falls in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Kamloops $44
    Niagara Falls $75
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Kamloops $88
    Niagara Falls $150
Compare Hotels in Kamloops and Niagara Falls

Looking for a hotel in Kamloops 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 Kamloops


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: Kamloops Hotel Prices and Niagara Falls Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Kamloops $20
    Niagara Falls $16

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Niagara Falls

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Niagara Falls:

  • Transfer in Private Minivan from Niagara Falls Ontario to Toronto (YYZ) Airport: $159
  • Transfer from Niagara Falls,Canada to Buffalo Niagara Int Airport (BUF): $103
  • Transfer Niagara-on-the-Lake,Canada to Buffalo Niagara Int Airport (BUF): $108
  • Transfer Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada to Toronto, Canada (Downtown): $180
  • Transfer Niagara-on-the-Lake Canada to Toronto Pearson International Airport YYZ: $162
  • Transfer Niagara Falls, Canada to Toronto Pearson International Airport YYZ: $162
  • Transfer Buffalo Niagara International Airport BUF to Niagara-on-the-Lake,Canada: $107
  • Transfer Buffalo Niagara International Airport BUF to Niagara Falls,Canada: $103
  • Shared Airport Transfer: Buffalo Niagara International Airport to Niagara Falls NY: $99
  • Round-Trip Private-Safe Transfer Between Buffalo Airport & Niagara Falls Canada: $261
  • ROUNDTRIP Ground Transfer Buffalo Niagara Int Airport (BUF)-Niagara Falls Canada: $206
  • Private-Safe Transfer from Niagara Falls, Canada to Buffalo Intl, Airport (BUF): $112

Is it cheaper to fly into Kamloops or Niagara Falls?

Prices for flights to both Niagara Falls 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
    Niagara Falls $28
Typical Food Prices in Kamloops

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


  • Pastries
    $5.85
  • Lunch for Two
    $26
  • Coffee and Gelato
    $12

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
  • Sunset Wine Tour with Dinner Niagara On The Lake: $146
  • Guided Night Tour w/ Dinner & Hotel Transfer: $149
  • Sunset Niagara-on-the-Lake Small Group Wine Tour with Dinner: $180
  • Evening Lights Tour with Skylon Tower Dinner: $184
  • Niagara Falls Evening Lights Tour With Skylon Tower Dinner: $194
  • Niagara Wine Tasting and three courses Dinner: $194
  • Night on Niagara Walking Tour with Fireworks Cruise + Dinner: $200
  • Night Tour w/ 3 Course Dinner & Light Show: $204
  • Niagara Falls Canada: Small Group Night Tour w/Boat & Dinner: $219
  • Niagara Falls USA Night, Lights & Dinner : $229
  • Night on Niagara Small Group Tour w/Fireworks Boat Cruise +Dinner: $246

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Kamloops $13
    Niagara Falls $20

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: $6.20
  • Smartphone Audio Driving Tour between Kamloops and Vancouver: $6.71
  • Smartphone Audio Driving Tour between Kamloops & Revelstoke: $6.71
  • Skip the Line: Kamloops BC Wildlife Park Admission Ticket: $14
  • Unique Scavenger Hunt Experience in Kamloops by Zombie Scavengers: $21

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
    $37

Tours and Activities in Niagara Falls

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

  • Maid of the Mist, Cave of the Winds Made in America Tour: $92
  • Private Custom Niagara Falls, Canada Winery Tour from Buffalo,NY: $299
  • 1 Hour Private Vineyard Dome Experience in Niagara-on-the-Lake: $45
  • 40 minute Guided Tour of the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center: $48
  • 6 Hour Wine, Cheese, Chocolate Tasting Tour with Lunch : $249
  • 7 Hour Niagara Falls USA Tour from Buffalo: $269
  • Afternoon Wine, Beer & Charcuterie Tour: $123
  • 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
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Kamloops $6.82
    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:

  • Niagara Wine Tour and Tastings with Included Transportation : $56
  • Small Group Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine Tasting Tour: $97
  • Sip, Swirl and Savour Chocolate & Wine Tour : $104
  • Niagara Craft Brewery Tour Niagara Falls: $110
  • Half-Day Niagara Micro Brewery Tour: $112
  • Niagara All American All inclusive Boutique Wine Tour : $114
  • Half Day Wine & Cheese Tour - Niagara On The Lake Wine Tour: $120
  • Vine and Dine Bicycle Wine Tour with Lunch : $127
  • Full-Day Group Wine Tour (with cheese and charcuterie) in Niagara-on-the-Lake: $142
  • Relaxing three courses Lunch & Wine Tour through Niagara's Wine Country: $149
  • Guided Wine Tour through the Niagara Wine Trail: $149
  • Luxury Buffalo Brewery Tour: $149


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Kamloops and Niagara Falls, we can see that Niagara Falls is more expensive. And not only is Kamloops much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Kamloops would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Kamloops 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 Kamloops.

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


Which is Bigger, Kamloops or Niagara Falls?

Niagara Falls has a larger population, and is about 19% larger than the population of Kamloops. When comparing the sizes of Kamloops 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 Kamloops 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 Kamloops or Niagara Falls in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Kamloops as well as Niagara Falls.

Kamloops is around the same temperature as Niagara Falls in the summer. The daily temperature in Kamloops averages around 23°C (73°F) in July, and Niagara Falls fluctuates around 23°C (74°F).

Kamloops usually gets less rain in July than Niagara Falls. Kamloops gets 28 mm (1.1 in) of rain, while Niagara Falls receives 69 mm (2.7 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Kamloops 23°C (73°F) 
    Niagara Falls 23°C (74°F)

Should I visit Kamloops or Niagara Falls in the Autumn?

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

In the autumn, Kamloops is cooler than Niagara Falls. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Kamloops in October average around 11°C (51°F), and Niagara Falls averages at about 12°C (54°F).

In October, Kamloops usually receives less rain than Niagara Falls. Kamloops gets 14 mm (0.6 in) of rain, while Niagara Falls receives 61 mm (2.4 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Kamloops 11°C (51°F) 
    Niagara Falls 12°C (54°F)

Should I visit Kamloops or Niagara Falls in the Winter?

Both Niagara Falls and Kamloops during the winter are popular places to visit.

The weather in Niagara Falls can be very cold. Kamloops can be very cold during winter. In January, Kamloops is generally a little warmer than Niagara Falls. Daily temperatures in Kamloops average around -3°C (27°F), and Niagara Falls fluctuates around -4°C (26°F).

Kamloops usually gets less rain in January than Niagara Falls. Kamloops gets 26 mm (1 in) of rain, while Niagara Falls receives 52 mm (2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Kamloops -3°C (27°F) 
    Niagara Falls -4°C (26°F)

Should I visit Kamloops or Niagara Falls in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Kamloops and Niagara Falls.

Kamloops is a little warmer than Niagara Falls in the spring. The daily temperature in Kamloops averages around 12°C (53°F) in April, and Niagara Falls fluctuates around 10°C (49°F).

In April, Kamloops usually receives less rain than Niagara Falls. Kamloops gets 15 mm (0.6 in) of rain, while Niagara Falls receives 63 mm (2.5 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Kamloops 12°C (53°F) 
    Niagara Falls 10°C (49°F)

Typical Weather for Niagara Falls and Kamloops

Kamloops Niagara Falls
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -3°C (27°F) 26 mm (1 in) -4°C (26°F) 52 mm (2 in)
Feb 2°C (35°F) 14 mm (0.6 in) -3°C (28°F) 48 mm (1.9 in)
Mar 7°C (44°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 2°C (36°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)
Apr 12°C (53°F) 15 mm (0.6 in) 10°C (49°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
May 16°C (61°F) 22 mm (0.9 in) 15°C (59°F) 67 mm (2.6 in)
Jun 21°C (69°F) 29 mm (1.1 in) 20°C (68°F) 68 mm (2.7 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 28 mm (1.1 in) 23°C (74°F) 69 mm (2.7 in)
Aug 23°C (73°F) 30 mm (1.2 in) 22°C (72°F) 81 mm (3.2 in)
Sep 17°C (63°F) 28 mm (1.1 in) 18°C (65°F) 75 mm (3 in)
Oct 11°C (51°F) 14 mm (0.6 in) 12°C (54°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Nov 4°C (39°F) 22 mm (0.9 in) 6°C (43°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Dec -1°C (30°F) 33 mm (1.3 in) -0°C (31°F) 75 mm (2.9 in)


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