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Tipping in Canada

Visiting Canada can be packed with adventure, beautiful restaurants, and unique hotels. Make sure you are tipping your Canadian hosts while visiting this vast country. Keep reading for our full guide.

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Tipping in Canada is actually similar to tipping in the US. Most service based jobs receive a lower wage and depend on tips to supplement their income. Below is a guide on common tipping practices in Canada.

Currency: Canadian Dollar

Taxi  10 – 20% of the final fare. 
Hotel  Housekeeper: $2 – $5 per day.  
Bellhop: $2 – $5 per bag
Concierge: Typically not tipped
Doorman: $1- $2 for helping with bags or hailing a cab.
Restaurants  15 – 20% of the bill.
Tours $2 – $3 per person 

Taxi

Taxi cab drivers expect to be tipped 10 to 20% of the final fare. If your driver has been helpful with luggage, a couple extra dollars wouldn’t hurt.

Airport shuttle drivers generally don’t expect to be tipped. If they have been helpful $2 to $5 is common.

Hotel

The Doorman can be tipped $1 to $2 for hailing a cab.

The Bellman can be tipped $2 to $5 per bag.

Housekeeping can be tipped $2 to $5 a day for keeping your room neat and tidy.

Concierge is not generally tipped. However if they are helpful, leaving a tip is also gracious.

Hip Hotels:

The Anndore House is a whole new way to experience Toronto. Once a trendy apartment building built in the 1950s, this structure was home to many eccentric personalities and famous faces. The Anndore House, now a hotel, kept on the motto of wanting a space where you could be yourself and be comfortable.  Right in the center of Toronto nightlife, Anndore is steps away from the famed Yong and Bloor intersection. Close to live theatre, boutiques and galleries staying at the Anndore is sure to give you a true Toronto experience. Fun quirky touches like vinyl record players and exposed brick walls are only a few things to look forward to at the Anndore House.

Anndore House
Anndore House’s luxurious and city vibe is sure to impress.
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Auberge du Vieux Port formally a 19th-century warehouse, Auberge lies in the heart of Old Montreal. Auberge offers 45 rooms that mix 19th Century architecture with modern appliances. All rooms have oak or pine floors, beautiful post beam ceilings, and stone or brick walls. Charming casement windows that open out, antique fixtures and vintage wrought iron beds provide allure. Most rooms have historic views of St. Paul Street and the St.Lawrence River.

Auberge du Vieux Port
Auberge du Vieux Port takes rustic warehouse vibe to another level. With its industrial finishes mixed with luxurious bedding and amenities, this hotel is like nothing else.
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Restaurant

Servers are generally tipped 15% to 20% of the total bill. There are times when service fees are included, so make sure if take a good look at your bill.

Local Cuisine:
Canoe Brew Pub located in British Columbia in Victoria’s scenic inner harbor. A beautiful timber frame and exposed brick make Canoe Brew Pub a fun place to meet friends. A freestanding brewery as well as pub, Canoe has served their own craft beers for over 20 years. With an emphasis on enduring global styles to provide variety for its patrons, Canoe Brew Pub food philosophy is simple, they make food for the good times. Steak Frites and Pork Belly Tacos are a couple of favorites at Canoe Brew Pub.

Canoe Brew Pub
Enjoy a local brew in Victoria, BC at the Canoe Brew Pub.

River Cafe invites you to embark on an exceptional dining experience. Located in the whimsical Prince’s Island Park in Calgary, Alberta. River Cafe’s mission is to provide the best tasting ingredients of the season. River Cafe connects with local farms, gardens, and ranches to provide the most thoughtful seasonal menu. They offer an extraordinary 6-course menu paired with lush wines providing a remarkable dining experience. Rainbow Trout and Giant Pacific Octopus are a few highlights on the menu.

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River Cafe
This quaint restaurant takes freshness and farm-to-table concepts to the highest level.

Tours

Tipping your tour guide $2 to $3 per person per day is common in Canada.

Fascinating Tours:
Urban Marmotte Walking Tours is a chance to explore Montreal on foot. The tour is a great mix of main attractions and hidden gems. Tours are tailored to the participants’ interests making each tour unique. Guides are knowledgeable and these tours are a great way to get a personal look into Montreal.

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