Wondering about Canadian banks, exchange rates or how to tip on your Yukon vacation?
Banking and Currency
Canada's five major banks have branches in Yukon's capital, Whitehorse, where you'll also find a Western Union. Most banks offer 24-hour automated teller services and some also maintain branches in other Yukon communities. Many stores have convenient cash machines.
Many Yukon businesses participate in the Fair Exchange Program, a Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon initiative to ensure visitors receive fair value for their U.S. funds. The currency exchange rate is calculated weekly by the Fair Exchange Program. To get the best deal, be sure to shop at Fair Exchange Businesses.
Service is rarely included in hotel and restaurant bills with typical tipping ranging from 15 to 20 per cent of the total bill.