How much does a trip to Canada cost in 2022?

With plane tickets, car rental, restaurants and activities, it can be hard to get an idea of how much a trip to Canada might cost.

I've done the math for you, and I'm sure it will help you in planning your holiday budget.

According to my calculations, the average cost is between €2,144 and €2,585 per person, depending on the type of trip and the season.

Are you ready to discover the price of a trip to Canada? Get your calculators out and follow my lead! :;): emoji 

Price of a 15-day trip to Canada

 Price for car rental + accommodation + airfare

Expense Low Season
departure June 1
High Season
departure July 15
Round-trip flight Paris-Montreal
Car rental €194 €260
Total price per person

The prices are shown as an indication only (the simulation was done in early February) and are based on 2 people. Remember to divide certain expenses such as car rental by the number of travellers.

Obviously, the price of a trip to Canada will vary depending on the departure date and the range of activities and meals consumed, but this should give you a good idea.

For this example, I used our road trip "Family Vacation in Canada", a 15-day itinerary that explores the La Mauricie, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean and Charlevoix regions as well as charming Quebec City.

This road trip takes you through the most beautiful scenery in Quebec and includes must-try activities such as a seaplane tour, a whale-watching cruise, and a visit to the Saint-Félicien Wild Zoo.

 Price for a 15-day RV trip

Expenses Low Season
departure June 1
High Season
departure July 15
Round-trip flight Paris-Montreal
RV rental €984 €1,550
Accommodation (campgrounds + hotel on arrival)
Total price per person

For this calculation, I used the 15-day road trip "Canada by Motorhome", whose itinerary is similar to the one above.

For the Montreal RV rental, I chose the fully-equipped SVC model for 2 adults and 2 children.

The RV rental price can vary considerably depending on what time of year you make your booking.

If there's one rule to remember when planning an RV vacation in Canada, it's that the earlier you book, the better the price. In fact, it's our #1 of 5 tips to save on an RV rental in Canada.

If I had done the same simulation last fall, the rental prices would have been a few hundred euros lower, which makes a significant difference to the price of your trip to Canada.

Now, it's up to you to decide what kind of adventure you want to have.

Personally, as a lover of nature and the great outdoors, my choice would be an RV. I spent 3 weeks travelling the roads of Quebec with my family last summer and it was an incredible experience!

I even try to convince you to give it a try in my article "5 good reasons to opt for an RV for your family road trip" :;): emoji 

How much is a flight to Canada?

Flight Paris-Montreal

  Average airfare
Low season (September - June) 348
High season (July - August) 459
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Statistically, ticket prices are lower for flights departing from Paris and arriving in Montreal.

Note that the above prices do not include checked baggage (+100 euros). That explains the price difference with the tables at the beginning of the article, which include baggage.

I like to use Google Flights, which has a calendar that allows you to see the cheapest dates.


Flight Paris-Vancouver

  Average airfare
Low season (Sep. - Nov. and Jan. - June) 487
High season (July - Aug. and Dec.) 690
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Those who want to visit Western Canada will need to pay a little more for their flight. Allow for this in your budget for your trip to Canada!



How much is a night in a hotel in Canada compared to Europe?


  Canada Europe
1-star hotel 68 48.9
3-star hotel 117 89.76
4-star hotel 181 134
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Generally speaking, accommodation prices are higher in Canada than in France.

To ensure availability and choice, it is best to book in advance if you will be travelling in July-August, or during public holidays such as St-Jean Baptiste (June 24), Canada Day (July 1) or Labour Day, which is the first Monday in September.

This will be a significant part of your budget for your trip to Canada.


How much is a meal in a restaurant in Canada compared to Europe?


  Canada Europe
Fast food 6.67 8
Dinner 10.99 13.5
3-course meal 22.64 25
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The price of your trip to Canada can also vary considerably depending on where you eat.

Plan on a large meal budget if you choose a car + hotel package as you will have to eat out very often.

A good way to save money is to buy a cooler when you arrive. This will allow you to prepare small picnics. It will quickly pay for itself.

If you choose to travel by RV, you can buy your groceries in local supermarkets and markets and cook in the comfort of your own kitchen, just like at home!


How much do groceries cost in Canada compared with Europe?


  Canada Europe
1 litre of milk 1.6 0.95
Bread 1.88 1.23
12 eggs 2.24 2.7
1 kg tomatoes 2.79 2.3
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The price of groceries is slightly higher in Canada.

You will certainly be surprised by the price of our dairy products, especially cheeses, which are really expensive compared to France.


What is the price of transportation in Canada compared with Europe?


  Canada Europe
1 litre of gas 0.72 1.48
Taxi fare
(base fare)
2.59 3.4
Taxi fare
1.29 1.72
1 bus or subway ticket
2.1 1.7
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The price of gas in Canada is lower than in France.

With all the kilometres you will be driving during your trip, that's good news, isn't it?


How much do activities cost in Canada?


  Average activity price
Seaplane tour 65
Saint-Félicien Wild Zoo 34
Whale-watching cruise 49
Sugar shack meal 21
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In addition to our great outdoors waiting to be discovered, there are many popular activities you won't want to miss during your next trip to Canada.

Among these, the panoramic seaplane flight and the zodiac whale-watching tour promise unforgettable memories.


Exchange rate: How many $ for €1?

CAD to EURO conversion rates

The euro has never been stronger than in the last two years, although it is currently going down.

At the time of writing, €1 = $1.44 CAN.

So you'll have good buying power when you travel to Canada.

To get the current exchange rate in Eruos or other currencies, visit the website


I hope that this analysis of the price of a trip to Canada in 2022 will be useful to you in planning your budget.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask them in the comments below.

* Statistics sources: - -
Sarah Mazière

Travel, nature and road trips are an integral part of my recipe for happiness. I had the chance to travel the country coast to coast on several occasions, so it is with great pleasure that I share my experiences with you! Have a nice trip...


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