Currency: Canadian dollar ($, C$, Can$ , CAD). Many businesses accept US dollars but set their own exchange rate, change will be given in C$.
Custom: Tipping 10-15% for services is standard, locals do not tip for counter service or takeout even if there is a tip jar.
Curated tipping suggestions:
Airport Car Rental/Terminal Shuttle: C$2 if they helped you with bags.
Airport Car Service/Transportation: 10% of fare.
Airport Skycap/Porter: C$2 per bag.
Coat Check: C$1-2 per coat.
Coffeeshop Barista: None, there may be a tip jar but locals do not tip counter service or takeout.
Hotel Concierge: 5-10% of ticket/tour arranged based on difficulty, C$5 for reservations.
Hotel Doorperson: C$2 if they hail a taxi.
Hotel Housekeeping/Room Attendant: C$2-5 per day left on a pillow daily (staff changes), C$2 if they bring up a special item.
Hotel Porter/Bellhop: C$2 per bag, C$5 total.
Hotel Room Service: 15% if not included in price/bill.
Massage Therapist: 10-15%.
Restaurant (general): Great service 20%, good 15%, poor 10%. Locals do not tip counter service or takeout.
Restaurant Sommelier: Usually included in overall tip but if very helpful, an extra C$5-10 given directly to them is appreciated.
Tour Guide or Driver: Guide = 10% of price. Driver = 5% of price.
Valet or Parking Attendant: C$2 each time they take/bring your car so everyone is covered, or C$5 to split at the end.
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