Niagara Falls
Travel Guide

Niagara Falls, New York 

Canadian Niagara Falls

Shopping

 
 

Canadian Currency
The Canadian currency is the dollar (abbreviated as $ or C$) and divided into 100 cents. Common currency notes when purchasing are the $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100 notes. Coins in circulation include 5 cents (nickel), 10 cents (dime), 25 cents (quarter), 50 cents (50 cent piece), $1 (loonie), and $2 (toonie). There are no 1 cent coins and prices are rounded to the nearest 5 cent when paying. Canadian 50 cent coins are rarely seen and often a collector’s item. It is common to see U.S. coins used alongside Canadian coins and are similar in sizes.

Purchases in Canada’s Niagara Falls are in Canadian currency. The conversion rate as of September 13, 2013, is at 100 United States dollars to 103.175 Canadian dollars. At the time of writing (September 13, 2013), many merchants here will accept the U.S. dollar for cash payment at par with the Canadian dollar. You can convert your U.S. dollars to the Canadian dollars with the banks or money changers, but they charge a conversion fee. If paying by credit card, your U.S. or non-Canadian credit card company will do the conversion and bill the purchase to your statement.

Money changer in Niagara Falls, Canada

Money changer in Niagara Falls by Dirk Ingo Franke

Souvenirs & Gifts
Being a popular tourist destination, there are plenty of souvenir and gift shops on the Canadian side of the Niagara Falls. A popular destination is the Canada Trading Company at Clifton Hill. Here you can find souvenir clothing, handcrafted jewelry, Indian artwork, and Canadian maple syrup to name a few. The Maid of the Mist Marketplace, at the foot of Clifton Hill, is a two-floor outdoor market offering a wide selection of souvenirs, gifts, and collectables. Another is Souvenir City at River Road, offering T-shirts, handicraft, ornaments, memorabilia, and fine chocolates.

Shopping Centers

The Niagara Square Shopping Centre is located on Montrose Road, between the towns of St. Catharines and Fort Erie. There are more than 45 brand name store here selling fashion, footwear, accessories, jewelry, electronics, and personal care. Anchor tenants include Winners, Future Shop, JSK, The Bricks, and Michaels. Canada One Factory Outlets, at Lundy’s Lane, is home to numerous stores selling apparel, fashion, footwear, electronics, and
travel accessories. Stores include Nike, Adidas, Samsonite, Sony, and Tommy Hilfiger. The Pen Centre is at Glendale Avenue in the town of St. Catharines. Major stores include Sears, Target, Zehrs, Sport Chek, and H&M.
Shopping center in Niagara Falls, Canada

Canada One Factory Outlets by Diego Torres Silvestre

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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