A Travel Price Comparison for Canada Kamloops vs. Quebec City for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Kamloops or Quebec City?

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 Quebec City 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 Quebec City?


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.

Quebec City

Quebec City is the capital of the Quebec province. It has a dramatic location on the cliffs by St. Lawrence Seaway and the city's Old Town has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Quebec is a mid sized city with a population of about 700,000. Most of the economy is administrative and bureaucratic, but the city has a very impressive history as the fortress capital of New France. French is the official language of the entire province, but most people in the tourist areas of Quebec City speak English.

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Which place is cheaper, Quebec City 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 Quebec City is $127. 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 Quebec City in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Kamloops $44
    Quebec City $73
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Kamloops $88
    Quebec City $146
Compare Hotels in Kamloops and Quebec City

Looking for a hotel in Kamloops or Quebec City? 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 Quebec City

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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 Quebec City Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Kamloops $20
    Quebec City $16

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Quebec City

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Quebec City are as follows:

  • Parking in Quebec City

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Quebec City

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Quebec City:

  • YQB Quebec City Airport Cruise Terminal Train Station Transfer: $100
  • YQB Airport Transfer: $97
  • Quebec to Le Terminal Quebec Port - Departure Private Transfer: $98
  • Quebec city private transfer: $97
  • Jean Lesage Arrivals Private Airport Transfer: $108
  • Quebec Airport (YQB) to Downtown private transfer: $117
  • Québec Airport (YQB): Transfer to Le Terminal Quebec Port: $231
  • Québec Airport (YQB) to Le Terminal Quebec Port - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $115
  • Québec Airport (YQB) to Le Terminal Cruise Port -Arrival Transfer: $57
  • Private transfer from YQB (QUEBEC) Airport to downtown: $109
  • Private Transfer from Quebec City to YQB airport: $109
  • Private Transfer from Quebec City Hotels to Saguenay Cruise Port: $94

Is it cheaper to fly into Kamloops or Quebec City?

Prices for flights to both Quebec City 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 Meals for one day
    Kamloops $24
    Quebec City $37
Typical Food Prices in Kamloops

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

  • Pastries
  • Lunch for Two
  • Coffee and Gelato

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Quebec City

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Quebec City.

  • Dinner Cruise with Dance and VIP Option: $132
  • Old Quebec 5-Course Gourmet Food Tour: $189
  • Combo Historical and Food Tour of the Old Quebec City: $194
  • Evening Gourmet Tour 5 Course Dinner - History and Food in Old Quebec City: $194

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Kamloops $13
    Quebec City $24

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

Tours and Activities in Quebec City

Here are a few actual costs in Quebec City for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Electric fatbike Tour of Québec City: $112
  • Magnificent Montmorency Falls Private E-Bike Tour: $150
  • 2-Hour Christmas Magic Tour in Old Quebec: $29
  • APP Self-Guided Tours Quebec with Audioguide: $8.83
  • Animated Crime Walking Tour in Old Quebec: $19
  • Beautiful walking tour of Old Québec: $28
  • Beyond the Walls Private E-Bike Tour: $180
  • Bike Tour to Montmorency Falls from Quebec City: $127
  • Bite-Sized Tours: $105
  • City & Market Farm Tour from Québec: $34
  • Electric Bike Tour of Quebec City: $127
  • Fatbike tour of Québec city in the winter: $102

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Kamloops $6.82
    Quebec City $18

Sample the Local Flavors in Quebec City

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Quebec City:

  • Honey and Distillery Tour with Tasting: $21
  • Craft Brewery and Beer Tasting Tour: $50
  • Island of Orleans Wine Tour: $91
  • Wine Tasting on Ile d'Orleans: $93
  • Quebec City : eTandem Rental on Ile d'Orleans-wine tasting: $116

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

Which is Bigger, Kamloops or Quebec City?

Quebec City has a larger population, and is about 8 times larger than the population of Kamloops. When comparing the sizes of Kamloops and Quebec City, 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.