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

Should you visit Montreal or Jasper National Park?

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 Montreal and Jasper National Park can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Montreal or Jasper National Park?


While Quebec City is the political capital of Quebec Province, Montreal is the economic and cultural capital. It's also the second largest city in Canada, with a population of about 1.9 million and 4 million in the metropolitan area. It's the second largest French speaking city in the world behind Paris.

Montreal is a very trendy and vibrant city with an active nightlife and countless activities to enjoy. It's located on an island in the St. Lawrence River and has a humid continental climate. There are four distinct seasons. Summers are warm or hot and humid. Spring and fall are mild and winters are cold and snowy. You can expect about 2 meters of snow every year, but there are also more than 2,000 hours of sunshine annually.

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.

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, Jasper National Park or Montreal?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Montreal is $209, while the average daily cost in Jasper National Park is $82. 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 Montreal and Jasper National Park in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Montreal $131
    Jasper National Park $45
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Montreal $262
    Jasper National Park $90
Compare Hotels in Montreal and Jasper National Park

Looking for a hotel in Montreal 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 Montreal

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: Montreal Hotel Prices and Jasper National Park Hotel Prices.

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

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Montreal

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

  • Departure Private Transfer: Montreal to Montreal Airport YUL in Business Car: $117
  • Departure Private Transfer: Montreal to Montreal Airport YUL in Luxury SUV: $163
  • Departure Transfer Montreal to Montreal Airport by Limos or Bus: $153
  • Departure transfer Montreal to Montreal Airport YUL by Car or SUV: $61
  • Downtown Direct: Montreal's Exclusive Airport Transfer: $78
  • Le Terminal Cruise Port to Québec Airport YQB Departure Transfer: $57
  • Montreal Private Transfer to Montreal Airport YUL in Business Car: $117
  • Montreal Private Transfer to Montreal Airport YUL in Luxury SUV: $163
  • Arrival Transfer from International Airport: $65
  • Private Departure Transfer to Montreal Airport YUL: $116
  • Private Arrival Transfer from Montreal Airport YUL: $44
  • Private Transfer from Montreal hotels to Montréal Airport (YUL): $57

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Jasper National Park

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

  • Park Pass

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Jasper National Park

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Jasper National Park:

  • Jasper Thermal Resorts to Calgary Airport YYC Departure Transfer: $168
  • Jasper Thermal to Edmonton Airport (YEG) Departure Transfer: $168

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

Prices for flights to both Jasper National Park and Montreal 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
    Montreal $36
    Jasper National Park $23
Typical Food Prices in Montreal

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Montreal:

  • Tim Hortons breakfast and coffee

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Montreal

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

  • Cooking Class and Tasting Menu with Michelin Chef: $49
  • Le Bateau-Mouche À La Carte Menu Dinner Cruise: $58
  • Montréal, l'ultime Food Tour pour les gourmands !: $58
  • No Diet Club: Walking food Tour with many tastings: $59
  • Montreal Walking Food Tour With Secret Food Tours: $74
  • Beyond the Market Food Tour by Spade & Palacio: $74
  • Mile End Montreal Original Food Tour - by Local Montreal Tours: $89
  • Old Montreal Food & Drink Tour by Local Montreal Food Tours: $104
  • Jewish Neighborhood Food Tour: $130
  • Montréal: 5-Course Dinner Cruise with Music & VIP Option: $159
  • Montreal Gourmet Dinner Cruise with music: $163
  • Personalized Private Food Tour with a Local Foodie: $206

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: $106
  • Peak Nic - A hike and an outdoor cooking lesson: $119
  • 4-Hours E-Bike Food Tour : $200

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Montreal $21
    Jasper National Park $7.75
Typical Entertainment Prices in Montreal

For Montreal, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:

  • Botanical Gardens (family of 4)

Tours and Activities in Montreal

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Montreal.

  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.20
  • Montreal self-guided tour App - multilingual AudioGuide: $4.26
  • Montréal's Mile End to Outremont: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $5.20
  • Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour: $7.46
  • Escape Game and Tour: $8.53
  • APP Self-Guided Tours Montreal with Audioguide: $8.74
  • Montreal Art Center & Museum Audio Guided Tour: $10
  • McCord Stewart Museum : Entry Ticket: $15
  • Montreal Zipline Adventure: $15
  • Self-Guided Old Town Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour: $15
  • Montreal Old Port: Urban Zipline Ticket: $16
  • Downtown Montreal and Underground RESO Walking Tour: $19

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: $82
  • 5.5-Hour Jasper Wildlife and Waterfalls Tour with Maligne Lake Cruise from Jasper: $130
  • Canadian Rockies Tour by Chauffeured Sidecar from Jasper: $118
  • Class 3 Sunwapta River Rafting Adventure in Jasper: $94
  • Columbia Icefield Tour with Glacier Skywalk from Jasper: $222
  • Explore Jasper Tour: $122
  • Explore Jasper Tour with Maligne Lake Cruise: $178
  • From Jasper: Jasper National Park Wildlife Discovery Tour: $53
  • Icefields Parkway Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour: $17
  • Jasper Evening Wildlife Tour: $63
  • Jasper Ice Climbing Experience: $176
  • Jasper National Park Tour: Maligne Valley, Medicine Lake and Spirit Island: $60

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Montreal $16
    Jasper National Park $11
Typical Alcohol Prices in Montreal

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Montreal:

  • Vodka

Sample the Local Flavors in Montreal

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

  • Haunted Montreal Pub Crawl: $22
  • Guided Bar Crawl with Free Shots and Club Entry: $42

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Montreal and Jasper National Park, we can see that Montreal is more expensive. And not only is Jasper National Park much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Jasper National Park would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Jasper National Park 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 Montreal would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Montreal than you might in Jasper National Park.

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