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

Should you visit Kamloops or Toronto?

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 Toronto 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 Toronto?

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.

Toronto

The capital of Ontario and the most populated city in Canada, Toronto is a very popular travel destination for any number of reasons. It's positioned along the coast of Lake Ontario and has a population of more than 2.6 million with 6.2 million in the Greater Toronto Area. It's a very international and diverse city, with a very rich cultural history. More than half of the city's population was not born in Canada, and there are more than eighty different ethnic neighborhoods sprinkled throughout the city. The city is a center for music, theater, film, and television. It has countless museums, festivals, and sights that attract more than 25 million tourists every year.

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Which place is cheaper, Toronto 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 Toronto is $204. 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 Toronto in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Kamloops $44
    Toronto $86
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Kamloops $88
    Toronto $172
Compare Hotels in Kamloops and Toronto

Looking for a hotel in Kamloops or Toronto? 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 Toronto


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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 Toronto Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Kamloops $20
    Toronto $32

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Toronto

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


  • Airport Shuttle
    $27
  • Train: 2 Day Passes
    $16

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Toronto

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

  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer service in Toronto APT-HTL (YYZ): $113
  • Transfer Toronto,Canada (Downtown) to Niagara on the Lake,Canada: $180
  • Transfer Toronto,Canada (Downtown) to Niagara Falls, Canada: $180
  • Transfer Private Vehicle from Toronto Pearson Airport to Niagara Falls (Ontario): $145
  • Shuttle Transfer Between Downtown and Niagara Falls: $111
  • Private Transfer to Niagara Falls: $158
  • Private Transfer for 1-10 Passengers to Downtown: $175
  • Niagara Falls Day Trip with Wine Tasting & Transfer: $70
  • Express Train Transfer to/from Pearson Airport: $9.03
  • Toronto Pearson to Niagara Falls Private Transfer : $122
  • Toronto Pearson Airport: Transfer to/from Niagara Falls: $111
  • Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) to Toronto hotel/address -Arrival Private Transfer: $64

Is it cheaper to fly into Kamloops or Toronto?

Prices for flights to both Toronto 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
    Toronto $65
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

Typical Food Prices in Toronto

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


  • Lunch at St. Lawrence Market for Two
    $23
  • Dinner at Mill Street Brewery (for 2)
    $56

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Toronto

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

  • E-Scooter Food Tour Toronto: $45
  • Premium Harbor Cruise with Lunch, Brunch, or Dinner: $61
  • Toronto Food Tour: Taste the World in Kensington Market: $67
  • Toronto Delicious Donut Adventure & Walking Food Tour: $72
  • 3–Hour Secret Food Tour: $74
  • Toronto Walking Food Tour With Secret Food Tours: $74
  • Kensington Market -Toronto's Neighborhood International Food Tour: $80
  • Toronto's Fusion Food Tour: $80
  • Father's Day Premier Cruise with Brunch or Dinner: $90
  • Toronto Premier Dinner Cruise on Odyssey in Toronto Harbour: $110
  • Toronto Obsession III Dinner Cruise: $129
  • Toronto Food Tour with Local Foodie, Personalized & Private: $154

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Kamloops $13
    Toronto $31

Tours and Activities in Kamloops

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

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

Typical Entertainment Prices in Toronto

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Toronto's activities, tours, and tickets:


  • Art Gallery of Ontario for Two
    $15
  • CN Tower at night for Two
    $36
  • Harbour Dinner Cruise
    $26
  • Bata Shoe Museum (2)
    $7.31

Tours and Activities in Toronto

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

  • 1-Hour Private Guided Photography Tour in Toronto: $187
  • 1-Hour Toronto Harbour Tour with Live Narration: $25
  • 14-Minute Helicopter Tour Over Toronto: $201
  • 2 Hour Toronto City Tour: $54
  • 2hr Shared Sailing Experience in Toronto: $141
  • 3-day Eastern Canada Tour from Toronto: $260
  • 6 Hours Day Tour in Toronto to Niagara Falls: $109
  • 60-Minute Toronto Sightseeing Harbour Tour: $28
  • 7-Minute Helicopter Tour over Toronto: $112
  • Admission Ticket: Explore Canada in Miniature Scale: $34
  • Algonquin Park Hiking: Adventure Tour from Toronto: $139
  • Best of Toronto Small Group Tour with CN Tower and Harbour Cruise: $141

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Kamloops $6.82
    Toronto $22

Sample the Local Flavors in Toronto

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Toronto:

  • Distillery District Outdoor Escape Game: $8.13
  • Distillery District Historic Walking Tour: $17
  • Corktown and Distillery District Tour: $27
  • Short Distillery District Segway Tour: $31
  • 30-Minute Distillery District Segway Tour in Toronto: $36
  • Toronto Distillery District self-guided walking tour & hunt: $38
  • Pub Crawl Toronto: $38
  • Pub Crawl Toronto: $39
  • Distillery District Breakfast Walking Tour: $40
  • Toronto Distillery District Self-Guided Walking Tour: $43
  • Private Corktown and Distillery District Tour: $54
  • Craft Brewery Tour: $88


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


Which is Bigger, Kamloops or Toronto?

Toronto has a larger population, and is about 70 times larger than the population of Kamloops. When comparing the sizes of Kamloops and Toronto, 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 Toronto?

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 Kamloops or Toronto in the Summer?

Both Toronto and Kamloops are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities.

In July, Kamloops is generally around the same temperature as Toronto. Daily temperatures in Kamloops average around 23°C (73°F), and Toronto fluctuates around 21°C (70°F).

In July, Kamloops usually receives less rain than Toronto. Kamloops gets 28 mm (1.1 in) of rain, while Toronto receives 69 mm (2.7 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Kamloops 23°C (73°F) 
    Toronto 21°C (70°F)

Should I visit Kamloops or Toronto in the Autumn?

Both Toronto and Kamloops during the autumn are popular places to visit.

Kamloops is around the same temperature as Toronto in the autumn. The daily temperature in Kamloops averages around 11°C (51°F) in October, and Toronto fluctuates around 11°C (51°F).

Kamloops usually gets less rain in October than Toronto. Kamloops gets 14 mm (0.6 in) of rain, while Toronto receives 61 mm (2.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Kamloops 11°C (51°F) 
    Toronto 11°C (51°F)

Should I visit Kamloops or Toronto in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Kamloops and Toronto.

Toronto can get quite cold in the winter. Be prepared for some very cold days in Kamloops. In the winter, Kamloops is much warmer than Toronto. Typically, the winter temperatures in Kamloops in January average around -3°C (27°F), and Toronto averages at about -4°C (25°F).

In January, Kamloops usually receives less rain than Toronto. Kamloops gets 26 mm (1 in) of rain, while Toronto receives 52 mm (2 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Kamloops -3°C (27°F) 
    Toronto -4°C (25°F)

Should I visit Kamloops or Toronto in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Kamloops as well as Toronto.

In April, Kamloops is generally much warmer than Toronto. Daily temperatures in Kamloops average around 12°C (53°F), and Toronto fluctuates around 7°C (44°F).

Kamloops usually gets less rain in April than Toronto. Kamloops gets 15 mm (0.6 in) of rain, while Toronto receives 63 mm (2.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Kamloops 12°C (53°F) 
    Toronto 7°C (44°F)

Typical Weather for Toronto and Kamloops

Kamloops Toronto
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -3°C (27°F) 26 mm (1 in) -4°C (25°F) 52 mm (2 in)
Feb 2°C (35°F) 14 mm (0.6 in) -4°C (26°F) 48 mm (1.9 in)
Mar 7°C (44°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 1°C (34°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)
Apr 12°C (53°F) 15 mm (0.6 in) 7°C (44°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
May 16°C (61°F) 22 mm (0.9 in) 12°C (54°F) 67 mm (2.6 in)
Jun 21°C (69°F) 29 mm (1.1 in) 18°C (64°F) 68 mm (2.7 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 28 mm (1.1 in) 21°C (70°F) 69 mm (2.7 in)
Aug 23°C (73°F) 30 mm (1.2 in) 21°C (69°F) 81 mm (3.2 in)
Sep 17°C (63°F) 28 mm (1.1 in) 17°C (62°F) 75 mm (3 in)
Oct 11°C (51°F) 14 mm (0.6 in) 11°C (51°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Nov 4°C (39°F) 22 mm (0.9 in) 5°C (41°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Dec -1°C (30°F) 33 mm (1.3 in) -1°C (30°F) 75 mm (2.9 in)