How much does it cost to go to Canada?

A one-week vacation in Canada typically costs around CA$ 1,318 for one person. So, a one-week trip to Canada for two people costs around CA$ 2,637. In Canada, a two-week trip for two people costs CA$ 5,273.

If you are planning a trip to Canada, you may worry about your travel budget since Canada isn’t exactly known as a cheap destination. But don’t despair, I wrote this post to show you exactly how much we spent on our Canada road trip. Canada doesn’t have to be expensive to visit!

How much does it cost to go to Canada?

Curious how much our average daily travel budget in Canada was? During our cross-Canada road trip, we spent around 66 Euros or 100 CAD per day as a couple.

You should budget around CA$ 188 ($ 137) per day for your vacation in Canada, as this is the average daily price based on other visitors’ expenses. Previous visitors spent an average of CA$ 42 ($ 31) on meals and CA$ 24 ($ 18) on local transportation in one day. In addition, the average hotel room in Canada costs CA$ 204 ($ 148) for a couple. So, a one-week trip to Canada for two people costs on average CA$ 2,637 ($ 1,919). All of these average travel prices were gathered from other travelers to assist you in planning your own travel budget.


Airfare will be one of Canada’s most expensive expenses. Airfares in Canada are notoriously high. Prices will vary depending on where you are traveling from and where you are going. For example, flying to Toronto from Europe will almost certainly be less expensive than flying to Vancouver. For this estimate, I used an average of flight costs from Europe. If you are coming from the United States, you can find tickets for a few hundred dollars; if you are coming from Oceania or Asia, you will almost certainly spend at least $ 1,000.

To get the best deals, book ahead of time and try to fly into one of Canada’s major airports, such as Vancouver, Montreal, or Toronto. You should also consider the season and time of year you are visiting. Summer months will be the most expensive, particularly around major holidays such as Canada Day (July 1).

Canada Travel Budget

  • I traveled to Canada with my husband, all expenses are for the two of us together.
  • I quote prices in  and Canadian Dollars (CAD). We traveled to Canada in the Summer of 2017, the exchange rate at that time was € 1 = 1,50 AUD. Of course, the exchange rate varies, so this may be different now.
  • We spent 2,5 months in Canada, on an average day we spent € 66 or 100 CAD.
  • Our average daily travel budget includes all our travel costs in Canada, it does not include the costs for our tickets to Canada.
  • My Canada road trip started and ended in Vancouver.

Cost of petrol

Petrol is relatively cheap in Canada, at least compared to the Netherlands. The downside is that American cars are not very fuel efficient. Vanessa did 1 in 10 (liter per kilometer) on a good day (a.k.a. highway) but only 1 in 5 when driving in the city.

Costs for food and drinks

The easiest and most effective way to save money in Canada is by cooking your own food. It can made your own breakfast, coffee, lunch and dinner pretty much every day.

Average daily expenses for food and drinks were 24 Euros or  36 CAD

Source: Money we have, Budget your trip

The cover image is somewhere in Montreal, Canada. Photo by Force Majeure on Unsplash