Banking Services

Payment Methods

The Canadian monetary system uses dollars and cents. Due to changes in exchange rate, there is a difference between the value of Canadian dollars and other currencies. We advise you to use Canadian dollars when you travel in Canada to avoid problems.

Traveller’s cheques are accepted in major hotels, some restaurants and major stores. For other establishments, you will need to exchange them at a currency exchange or bank.


Banking establishments are usually open from 10 am to 3 pm from Monday to Friday. A large network of bank machines allows you to withdraw money 24/7.

Currency Exchange

National Bank of Canada 
3075, boulevard de Portland 
 Telephone: 819 563-7832

Caisse Desjardins du Lac des Nations 
1146 rue King Ouest      
 Telephone: 819 563-5080

Credit Cards

Major credit cards are accepted everywhere, including Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Some stores may require a minimum purchase for the transaction.

Currency Conversion Tool

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