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This is a preview of the full content of our Banff & Canada’s Rockies app.

Please consider downloading this app to support small independent publishing and because:

  • All content is designed for mobile devices and works best there.
  • Detailed in-app maps will help you find sites using your device’s GPS.
  • The app works offline (one time upgrade required on Android versions).
  • All advertising (only present on Android versions) can be removed.

The app will also allow you to:

  • Add custom locations to the app map (your hotel…).
  • Create your own list of favourites as you browse.
  • Search the entire contents using a fast and simple text-search tool.
  • Make one-click phone calls (on phones).
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Money & Costs

Twenty 03

Exchange rates will probably make the biggest difference to foreign visitors, but in general Canada is, by regional and global standards, fairly expensive.

Exchange Rates

Current approximate exchange rates for the Canadian Dollar are: US$1=C$1.32; £1=C$1.61, €=C$1.47, A$1=C$0.93, NZ$1=C$0.83.


Canada’s dollar ($), is made up of 100 cents (¢) that come as 5¢ (nickel), 10¢ (dime), 25¢ (quarter), $1 and $2 coins.

The $1 coin’s nicknamed a “loonie”, after the bird on one side; leading to the $2 coin earning the nickname “twoonie”.

There are notes of $5, $10, $20, $50 and the rarely-seen $100.

US dollars are frequently accepted in Canada, but only on a one-for-one basis. And since the US dollar is generally worth more than the Canadian, it makes sense to change US currency if you can.


The single most significant way of saving money is to avoid travel in the July and August peak season when all accommodation costs are at a premium.

Read the full content in the app
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Tipping & Sales Tax

Costs that add up

Text © Christian Williams

Image by Mike