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

Should you visit Toronto or Jasper National Park?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Toronto and Jasper National Park 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: Toronto or Jasper National Park?

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.

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.

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Which place is cheaper, Jasper National Park or Toronto?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Toronto is $203, 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 Toronto and Jasper National Park in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Toronto $86
    Jasper National Park $45
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Toronto $172
    Jasper National Park $90
Compare Hotels in Toronto and Jasper National Park

Looking for a hotel in Toronto 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 Toronto


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: Toronto Hotel Prices and Jasper National Park Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Toronto $32
    Jasper National Park $19
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Toronto

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


  • Airport Shuttle
    $26
  • Train: 2 Day Passes
    $16

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Toronto

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

  • Private Transfer:- Toronto Pearson Airport to Waterloo Black Car Service: $93
  • Arrival Private Transfer: Pearson Airport YYZ to Toronto in Luxury Car: $152
  • Arrival Private Transfer: Pearson Airport YYZ to Toronto in Luxury Van: $157
  • Arrival Private Transfer: Toronto Airport YYZ to Niagara Falls in Business Car: $293
  • Arrival Private Transfer: Toronto Airport YYZ to Niagara Falls in Luxury SUV: $195
  • Arrival Private Transfer: Toronto YYZ Airport to Toronto City by SUV or Minibus: $76
  • Arrival Transfer: Pearson Airport YYZ to Toronto in Luxury SUV: $174
  • Arrival Transfer: Pearson Airport YYZ to Toronto in Sedan Car: $152
  • Convenient bus transfer between Hamilton Airport and Toronto: $3.62
  • Departure Private Transfer Toronto City to Toronto Airport YYZ by SUV or Minibus: $66
  • Departure Private Transfer: Toronto to Pearson Airport YYZ in Luxury Van: $133
  • Hamilton to Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) - Departure Private Transfer: $75

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Jasper National Park

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


  • Park Pass
    $14

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Jasper National Park

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Jasper National Park:

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

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

Prices for flights to both Jasper National Park and Toronto 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
    Toronto $65
    Jasper National Park $23
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:

  • 3–Hour Secret Food Tour: $72
  • Toronto Walking Food Tour With Secret Food Tours: $74
  • Scenic Harbor Cruise with Lunch, Brunch, or Dinner: $75
  • Toronto's Fusion Food Tour: $80
  • Kensington Market -Toronto's Neighborhood International Food Tour: $80
  • Father's Day Premier Cruise with Brunch or Dinner: $90
  • Mother's Day Premier Cruise with Brunch or Dinner: $90
  • Toronto Premier Dinner Cruise on Odyssey in Toronto Harbour: $110
  • Niagara Falls Day and Evening Tour with Optional Boat & Dinner: $111
  • Toronto Food Tour with Local Foodie, Personalized & Private: $151
  • Niagara Falls Day and Evening Tour With Boat Cruise & Dinner (optional): $156
  • Food tour on Island Lake, Ontario from Toronto: $217

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
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Toronto $31
    Jasper National Park $7.75
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)
    $7.26

Tours and Activities in Toronto

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

  • Free Walking Tour in Toronto with Local Guide: $3.59
  • Explore Niagara Falls with bus ticket from/to Toronto: $3.62
  • Downtown City Landmarks Self-Guided Audio Tour: $4.26
  • Downtown Toronto Tour: $4.48
  • City Highlights Walking Tour: $5.08
  • Kensington Market: Downtown Toronto Self-Guided Audio Tour: $5.99
  • Kensington Market, Chinatown and the Art Gallery of Ontario: A Self-Guided Tour: $5.99
  • Toronto's Waterfront: Smartphone Audio Walking Tour: $6.16
  • Between Huntsville and Smartphone Audio Tour: $6.16
  • Explore Canada's Metropolis with Walking Tours Through Toronto: $6.72
  • Best of Toronto and Waterfront Self-Guided Tour: $7.99
  • Bata Shoe Museum Entrance Ticket: $10

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
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Toronto $22
    Jasper National Park $11

Sample the Local Flavors in Toronto

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Toronto:

  • Distillery District Outdoor Escape Game: $7.98
  • Finest Whisky Exploration Game in Toronto Distillery District: $8.18
  • Distillery District Historic Walking Tour: $17
  • Corktown and Distillery District Tour: $27
  • Short Distillery District Segway Tour: $35
  • Toronto Distillery District self-guided walking tour & hunt: $38
  • Pub Crawl Toronto: $38
  • Pub Crawl Toronto: $38
  • Distillery District Breakfast Walking Tour: $40
  • Toronto Distillery District Self-Guided Walking Tour: $43
  • 5-Hour Premium Night Pub Crawl Experience in Toronto: $74
  • Craft Brewery Tour: $74


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Toronto and Jasper National Park, we can see that Toronto 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 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 Jasper National Park.

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