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Paying for Groceries

Canadian Currency




Welcome to the beautiful Creston area! As a visitor from the United States or other countries, you may be wondering about the Canadian dollar exchange rate and how it can benefit you. Please find some helpful information on the Canadian dollar and other tips for how to shop and pay for services in the  Creston Valley and Canada while you are visiting.

What is THe Exchange Rate of the Canadian Dollar ?


Welcome to Canada, eh! The Canadian dollar is currently quite favourable for Americans and international travellers, making your visit to Canada even more exciting! This exchange rate can fluctuate depending on various economic factors, but it's generally been quite favourable for visitors in recent years.


So, why does this exchange rate benefit you? Well, it means that you'll get more bang for your buck while traveling in Canada. Consider it like a sales discount for visiting us in Canada - Everything is 25-30% off the sticker price! Your US dollars or other currencies will go further, allowing you to enjoy more experiences and activities during your stay.

Please find the currency converter tool below to assist you in learning about the current exchange between the Canadian and other currencies!

What is THe Best Way to shop and pay for things?


While traveling in the Creston Valley area, the best way to pay is usually with credit or debit cards, as they are widely accepted and usually offer a competitive exchange rate. However, it's important to inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans before leaving to avoid any issues with transactions being flagged as fraudulent. Also, note that some banks may charge transaction fees on purchases outside your home country, so it's best to check with your bank about any possible fees before arriving.


It's also a good idea to carry some cash for smaller purchases, especially in small businesses where card payments may not be accepted. Note that US Dollars are also widely accepted in Canada, though usually not at competitive exchange rates. Thus, it might be a good idea to get some Canadian cash from your bank before arriving.

Can we help?

Have any other questions or need more information about the exchange rate for the Canadian Dollar or how to plan your trip to the Creston Valley? Contact the Creston Valley Visitor Centre and staff will be happy assist you!

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