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.
Bank of Canada
3075, boulevard de Portland
Telephone: 819 563-7832
Desjardins du Lac des Nations
1146 rue King Ouest
Telephone: 819 563-5080
Major credit cards are accepted everywhere, including Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Some stores may require a minimum purchase for the transaction.