Currency Exchange in Quebec City (1-877-355-5239)
When looking to exchange currency in beautiful Quebec City, there are many options. Due to the high volume of tourists, you should have no problem finding an array of different retail vendors scattered around the city center as well as places of interests. If, however you are looking to transact large amounts of money, it is most likely you will head to your local bank. Although this might be the first thing that comes to mind, did you know you have other options? Options that could save you a lot of money?
If you are looking to buy or sell large amounts of US dollars, you might want to look past the banks. Banks are notorious for charging large processing fees, some of which can even be hidden. You may be quoted a rate at first, but be surprised to see a different rate once the transaction is completed. Banks pay extremely high overhead costs and therefore mark up their prices accordingly. What this all adds up to is that you may be spending more money on exchange than you need to.
The Best Place to Buy or Sell US Dollars in Quebec City
At Knightsbridge Foreign Exchange our goal is to save you as much money as possible. We are so determined that we even guarantee a better than bank rate. Our typical customers enjoy rates that are on average 1-2% better than the leading banks and financial institutions. This means more money back in your pocket.
If you still feel inclined to use your bank to do your US dollar transactions, we recommend that you first call all of your local Quebec City branches to compare rates. Influenced by the global economy, exchange rates are constantly moving. Rates can be much different in the morning than they are in the evening. This can create some obstacles in securing a good rate, and one that you are happy with.
At Knightsbridge Foreign Exchange, we understand that this process can often be confusing and time-consuming. In order to simplify the process we offer customers the ability to book in a rate they feel comfortable with. Tell us what rate you are looking for, and we will transact your funds the second it appears. We also eliminate the shopping around process by contacting all banks on a daily basis. This allows us to ensure that we have the most competitive rate, and can save you as much money as possible.
About Quebec City
Appropriately named with roots to the Algonquin word meaning “where the river narrows”, Quebec City is Quebec’s capital city and is the second most populous city in Quebec next to Montreal. The city is known for its famous landmarks and architecture such as the Chàteau Frontenac, a hotel that covers the skyline and La Citadelle, a maintained fortress that surrounds the old city. Quebec City’s history is one of the oldest in North America with Jacques Cartier, a French explorer, erecting the first fort in 1535. Although it was soon abandoned, Samuel de Champlain, another French explorer, went on to found Quebec in 1608.
Today, Quebec City remains rich in culture with its annual Winter Carnival, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day celebrations, and it summer music festival which lasts 11 days starting during the first week of July. Other tourist attractions include Montmorency Falls, the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beauprè, the Mont-Sainte-Anne ski resort, and the Ice hotel. In addition to this, the city regularly hosts sporting events including the Special Olympics Canada National Winter Games in 2008, the 2008 IIHF World Championship, and other more regular sporting events such as Coupe Banque Nationale, a Women’s Tennis Association Tournament and is home to Red Bull’s Crashed Ice events.