American / Canadian Currency Exchange in Niagara Falls

It’s no secret, the strength of the American dollar has made it easier for Tourists to cross the border into Canada for a Niagara Falls vacation. And subsequently, the strong US Dollar is keeping Canadians from border hopping, also opting to stay in Canada.

This raises the question for those coming into Canada for a vacation–where can I convert my money into Canadian Dollars?

Canadian Money

First off, Canadian Dollars aren’t one colour (green).

We also have dollar and two dollars as coins, and we don’t accept pennies! Everything is rounded up or down to the nearest five cents. For example:

  • 1.02 = 1.00
  • 1.03 = 1.05

Ok, now that we have the basics out of the way, let’s get back to the crux of the article– where to exchange money.

Best Places to Convert Currency in Niagara Falls

Outside of the obvious; ie converting at your local bank, you can convert money at:

Your Hotel

Most major hotels (such as Marriott’s or Sheraton’s) will allow you to convert money at the front desk.

Bank Machines

The Majority of Bank Machines on the Canadian side of the border will accept American Debit cards, as long as your card has an Interac logo on the front or back.
Interac logo


Casinos on all sides of the border (Seneca Niagara Casino in the US, as well as Casino Niagara & Fallsview Casino on the Canadian Side) will exchange funds inside the Casino playing floor. All three Casino’s are located within close walking distance to Niagara Falls Hotels.

At the Border

All Three Major Border Crossings near town (two in Niagara Falls, one in Buffalo) have on-site currency conversion stations. The rates are reasonable, usually only 1 or 2% above international currency rates.

These are the four of the easiest ways to convert your money while in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.