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

Should you visit Niagara Falls or Halifax?

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

Should I visit Niagara Falls or Halifax? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city has activities that align with your interests along with knowing which is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the details and the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Where Should I go: Niagara Falls or Halifax?

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.

Halifax

The quaint and charming coastal town of Halifax, Nova Scotia has an interesting personality. While it caters to travelers from all over the world, it maintains the pace and lifestyle of a small town.

Steeped in maritime history, Halifax is the capital of Nova Scotia, and one of the world's greatest natural harbors. This busy seaport serves as the economic and cultural hub of Eastern Canada.

When planning your trip keep in mind that this city has a climate like other coastal cities. Summers are nice with the occasional humidity. Winters are mild, but still full of snow and wind. The best time of year to visit is most certainly the fall.

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Which place is cheaper, Halifax or Niagara Falls?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Niagara Falls is $123, while the average daily cost in Halifax is $115. 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 Niagara Falls and Halifax in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Niagara Falls $75
    Halifax $66
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Niagara Falls $150
    Halifax $132
Compare Hotels in Niagara Falls and Halifax

Looking for a hotel in Niagara Falls or Halifax? 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 Niagara Falls


Hotels in Halifax


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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: Niagara Falls Hotel Prices and Halifax Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Niagara Falls $16
    Halifax $17

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Niagara Falls

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Niagara Falls:

  • Transfer from Niagara Falls,Canada to Buffalo Niagara Int Airport (BUF): $103
  • Transfer Niagara Falls, Canada to Toronto Pearson International Airport YYZ: $161
  • 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
  • Private Transfer: Niagara Int’l Airport (IAG) USA to Niagara Falls, ON: $194
  • Private Transfer: Niagara Int’l Airport (IAG) USA to Niagara Falls, ON: $97
  • Private Transfer: Buffalo Int’l Airport (BUF) to Niagara Falls, ON: $111
  • Private Transfer from Buffalo Intl, Airport (BUF) to Niagara Falls Canada: $111

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Halifax

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

  • Halifax Stanfield Airport (YHZ) to Halifax Port-Arrival Transfer: $35
  • Halifax Stanfield Airport(YHZ) to Halifax Port - Arrival Transfer: $35
  • Private Transfer from Halifax Stanfield Airport to Halifax: $37
  • Transfer to/from Stanfield International Airport: $44
  • Halifax Airport (YHZ) to Halifax Cruise Port - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $69
  • From Peggy’s Cove Small-Group Tour with Transfers: $79
  • Halifax Cruise Port: Private Transfer to Halifax hotels: $135
  • Halifax Stanfield Airport (YHZ): Transfer to Halifax Port: $212
  • YHZ airprot / Halifax to Sydney Private Transfer.: $618

Is it cheaper to fly into Niagara Falls or Halifax?

Prices for flights to both Halifax and Niagara Falls 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
    Niagara Falls $28
    Halifax $31

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
  • Walking Food Tour in Niagara Falls: $108
  • Guided Night Tour w/ Dinner & Hotel Transfer: $141
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake: Sunset Wine Tour with Dinner: $164
  • Niagara Falls Evening Lights Tour With Skylon Tower Dinner: $194
  • Niagara Wine Tasting and three courses Dinner: $194
  • Night Tour w/ 3 Course Dinner & Light Show: $196
  • Evening Lights Tour with Skylon Tower Dinner: $196
  • Niagara Falls USA Night, Lights & Dinner : $199
  • Night on Niagara Walking Tour with Fireworks Cruise + Dinner: $199
  • Niagara Falls Canada: Small Group Night Tour w/Boat & Dinner: $218
  • Night on Niagara Small Group Tour w/Fireworks Boat Cruise +Dinner: $231

Typical Food Prices in Halifax

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


  • Bluenose II Restaurant
    $45

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Halifax

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

  • Peggy's Cove Small Group Night Tour with Dinner: $159

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Niagara Falls $20
    Halifax $28
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
    $38

Tours and Activities in Niagara Falls

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

  • Guided Craft Cider Tour in Niagara: $97
  • Maid of the Mist, Cave of the Winds Made in America Tour: $88
  • Private Custom Niagara Falls, Canada Winery Tour from Buffalo,NY: $298
  • 1 Hour Private Vineyard Dome Experience in Niagara-on-the-Lake: $45
  • 30 Minute Niagara Falls Airplane Tour: $157
  • 40 minute Guided Tour of the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center: $60
  • 5 Hour Niagara Falls USA Tour from Buffalo: $159
  • All American Tour : $94
  • 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

Tours and Activities in Halifax

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

  • Halifax Boardwalk and Seaport: Smartphone Audio Tour: $5.09
  • Churches, Gardens, & Graveyards Smartphone Tour: $5.09
  • Discover the Halifax Explosion Audio Walking Tour: $5.09
  • Self-Guided Audio Tour: $11
  • Exlore Halifax with 3 Unique Smartphone Audio Walking Tours: $13
  • Solar-Powered Historical Food & Drink Pedal Bus Tour in Hfx: $41
  • Halifax self-guided walking tour and scavenger hunt: $42
  • Harbour Hopper City & Water Cruise in a Duck Boat: $57
  • From City and Peggy's Cove Sunset Guided Tour: $65
  • City Segway Tour: $67
  • Halifax City Sightseeing Tour: $87
  • Small-Group Tour with Citadel and Peggy's Cove: $94

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Niagara Falls $11
    Halifax $15

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:

  • Black Glass Wine Tasting: $23
  • Wine Tasting and Nigerian Dwarf Goats Experience: $28
  • Goat Yoga and Wine Tasting: $50
  • Public Niagara Wine Tour with Transportation: $53
  • Niagara Wine Tour and Tastings with Included Transportation : $56
  • Small Group Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine Tasting Tour: $96
  • Sip, Swirl and Savour Chocolate & Wine Tour : $104
  • 3.5 Hours NOTL E-Bike Wine Tour: $111
  • Half Day Wine & Cheese Tour - Niagara On The Lake Wine Tour: $120
  • Niagara Craft Brewery Tour Niagara Falls: $123
  • Luxury Winery, Distillery & Craft Beer Tour in Niagara Region : $123
  • Relaxing Afternoon Wine Tour through Niagara's Wine Country: $127


When comparing the travel costs between Niagara Falls and Halifax, we can see that Niagara Falls 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 Niagara Falls Expensive? and Is Halifax Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Niagara Falls or Halifax?

Halifax has a larger population, and is about 4 times larger than the population of Niagara Falls. When comparing the sizes of Niagara Falls and Halifax, 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 Niagara Falls or Halifax?

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 Niagara Falls or Halifax in the Summer?

Both Halifax and Niagara Falls during the summer are popular places to visit.

In July, Niagara Falls is generally a little warmer than Halifax. Daily temperatures in Niagara Falls average around 23°C (74°F), and Halifax fluctuates around 18°C (64°F).

In Halifax, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Niagara Falls. In the summer, Niagara Falls often gets more sunshine than Halifax. Niagara Falls gets 306 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Halifax receives 230 hours of full sun.

Niagara Falls usually gets less rain in July than Halifax. Niagara Falls gets 69 mm (2.7 in) of rain, while Halifax receives 99 mm (3.9 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Niagara Falls 23°C (74°F) 
    Halifax 18°C (64°F)

Should I visit Niagara Falls or Halifax in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Niagara Falls and Halifax.

Niagara Falls is a little warmer than Halifax in the autumn. The daily temperature in Niagara Falls averages around 12°C (54°F) in October, and Halifax fluctuates around 10°C (49°F).

Niagara Falls usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Halifax during autumn. Niagara Falls gets 148 hours of sunny skies, while Halifax receives 148 hours of full sun in the autumn.

Halifax receives a lot of rain in the autumn. In October, Niagara Falls usually receives less rain than Halifax. Niagara Falls gets 61 mm (2.4 in) of rain, while Halifax receives 121 mm (4.7 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Niagara Falls 12°C (54°F) 
    Halifax 10°C (49°F)

Should I visit Niagara Falls or Halifax in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Niagara Falls as well as Halifax.

The weather in Halifax can be very cold. Niagara Falls can be very cold during winter. In the winter, Niagara Falls is a little warmer than Halifax. Typically, the winter temperatures in Niagara Falls in January average around -4°C (26°F), and Halifax averages at about -4°C (24°F).

In the winter, Niagara Falls often gets less sunshine than Halifax. Niagara Falls gets 89 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Halifax receives 111 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Halifax. Niagara Falls usually gets less rain in January than Halifax. Niagara Falls gets 52 mm (2 in) of rain, while Halifax receives 129 mm (5.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Niagara Falls -4°C (26°F) 
    Halifax -4°C (24°F)

Should I visit Niagara Falls or Halifax in the Spring?

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

It's quite cold in Halifax in the spring. In April, Niagara Falls is generally much warmer than Halifax. Daily temperatures in Niagara Falls average around 10°C (49°F), and Halifax fluctuates around 4°C (39°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls usually receives more sunshine than Halifax during spring. Niagara Falls gets 203 hours of sunny skies, while Halifax receives 148 hours of full sun in the spring.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Halifax. In April, Niagara Falls usually receives less rain than Halifax. Niagara Falls gets 63 mm (2.5 in) of rain, while Halifax receives 110 mm (4.3 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Niagara Falls 10°C (49°F) 
    Halifax 4°C (39°F)

Typical Weather for Halifax and Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls Halifax
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -4°C (26°F) 52 mm (2 in) -4°C (24°F) 129 mm (5.1 in)
Feb -3°C (28°F) 48 mm (1.9 in) -5°C (24°F) 108 mm (4.2 in)
Mar 2°C (36°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) -1°C (31°F) 111 mm (4.4 in)
Apr 10°C (49°F) 63 mm (2.5 in) 4°C (39°F) 110 mm (4.3 in)
May 15°C (59°F) 67 mm (2.6 in) 9°C (48°F) 105 mm (4.1 in)
Jun 20°C (68°F) 68 mm (2.7 in) 14°C (57°F) 104 mm (4.1 in)
Jul 23°C (74°F) 69 mm (2.7 in) 18°C (64°F) 99 mm (3.9 in)
Aug 22°C (72°F) 81 mm (3.2 in) 18°C (65°F) 111 mm (4.4 in)
Sep 18°C (65°F) 75 mm (3 in) 15°C (58°F) 91 mm (3.6 in)
Oct 12°C (54°F) 61 mm (2.4 in) 10°C (49°F) 121 mm (4.7 in)
Nov 6°C (43°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 5°C (40°F) 140 mm (5.5 in)
Dec -0°C (31°F) 75 mm (2.9 in) -1°C (29°F) 152 mm (6 in)