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Currency & Financial Services

Credit cards, financial services and US Funds

Chartered banks are located in virtually all cities and towns. These full-service institutions are the best locations for exchanging currency. There is also a government sanctioned Canada/US currency exchange service at the Ontario Travel Information Centre in Sault Ste Marie and at the Duty Free Store & Kiosk. Credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard and AMEX, are generally honoured in all communities. Be sure to check with individual businesses before or when booking accommodations to endure they accept your type of card.

sales tax:

In Ontario, a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) of 13% applies to most purchases.

For more information, contact:

  • 1-800-565-9353 (inside Canada);
  • 1-902-432-5604 (outside Canada); or
  • www.cra-arc.gc.ca

currency:

If you want to know what your money is worth in Canada, visit www.bankofcanada.ca/rates/exchange.daily-converter/ to quickly convert your currency to Canadian dollars.