Local Gas Prices Map for Canada

Which cities have the priciest petroleum?

This map shows the average gas prices in major urban centres across the country, using CAA data from July 7, 2015. To check back on prices last from summer, we looked at average July prices from Statistics Canada for regular unleaded gasoline at self-service stations. We used the same source to see what prices were like five years ago, in July 2010.

Hover your mouse to see which cities have the priciest petroleum, and have a look back to see how prices have changed.

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*Prices are dollars per litre
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RankCityThis summerLast summerSummer 2010
1Vancouver, BC$1.34$1.46$1.18
2Montréal, QC$1.30$1.43$1.04
3St. John’s, NL$1.22$1.36$1.09
4Toronto, ON$1.21$1.37$1.03
5Charlottetown, PE$1.20$1.37$0.99
6Halifax, NS$1.17$1.37$1.04
7Saint John, NB$1.16$1.33$0.98
8Calgary, AB$1.09$1.21$0.92
9Regina, SK$1.08$1.29$1.00
10Winnipeg, MB$1.04$1.26$0.94

Analysis

Prices have rebounded since the oil collapse of the winter months, but Canadians are still breathing a lot easier this summer at the pumps. With the average price dropping by a dime or two since July 2014, Canadian drivers are saving an average of eight dollars each time they fill up a 50-litre fuel tank (found in a Honda Civic). If you’re hitting the road a lot this summer, the savings will add up – particularly if you drive a gas-guzzler.

Differences in taxes have a clear impact on gas prices across Canada. They vary from province-to-province, with British Columbia and Quebec among the highest. Montréalers and Vancouverites also get hit with municipal taxes, which push them to the top of the “Priciest Petroleum” list. Travellers on the west coast may want to drive east, to take advantage of lower taxes (and prices) in the Prairies.

Taxes aside, drivers will likely end up with extra dollars in their pocket. Instead of grabbing a few extra snacks at the gas station, think about ways to get some extra mileage from your savings. Try throwing eight loonies in a jar each time you fill up this summer – after all, back-to-school shopping is just around the corner!