Further useful information
Currency/ credit cards
The official currency in Canada is the Canadian Dollar. Coin denominations are 5, 10, 25 cents, 1 and 2 dollars (the 1 cent
coin has recently gone out of circulation), with banknotes of 5, 10, 20, 50 and $100. Use the daily currency converter to calculate the accurate exchange rate. Debit cards can be used to withdraw money from ATMs (between a $2 and $5 fee). Major
credit cards are accepted in hotels, shops and restaurants across Canada. It is advisable to carry an identity card or another
form of identification and to inform your bank or credit card company that you will use your card abroad.
The nearest cashpoint (ATM) to the venue is at Côte-Ste-Catherine building (Louis-Colin entrance in the cafeteria/ atrium
on the Rez-de-Jardin level). Banks are open between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm. Most banks open later on Thursdays.
The electrical current in Canada operates at 110 volts (60 Hz), rather than 220 volts (50 Hz) as in Europe, and uses type
A (two-pins) and B (three-pins) plugs. Appliances designed to operate on 220 volts need a voltage converter (about 30 €) and/or a plug adapter (about 4 €) which you can usally buy at the airport, or retailers such as Canadian Tire, Rona or Réno Dépôt.
Plugs in Canada
Adapter | Converter
The emergency phone number for police, ambulance and fire services in Canada is 911.
Lost and found
A lost and found service is avaiblable at the security office located in the HEC Montreal Côte-Ste-Catherine building (RC
level, Côte-Ste-Catherine entrance)
In bars and restaurants, tips are usually not included. Because tip-workers are taxed on their potential tip income relative to their sales, it is expected that you tip between
10 and 15% of the bill (waiters, taxi drivers, tour guides, etc.). Regular tips for porters, valets or hotel maids are between
1 and 2 $.
Tap water is safe to drink.
Weather in July
Temperature in July varies between 15°C (low) to 26°C (high). See current weather conditions and forecast.