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CAN$/US$ Exchange Rate Lookup

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This tool searches through Bank of Canada daily exchange rates series. These series contain four decimal places (e.g., 0.8467.)

Rounding exchange rates
However, people often think of exchange rates in terms of two decimal places. For example, it is common to say "The dollar closed at 85 cents", even though the actual rate was probably not 0.8500 — it was likely a little higher or lower.

To find "imprecise" matches of this kind:

  1. enter a value with two decimal places — for example, 0.85
  2. select the Round up/down option

This will return results that are close to the amount you have entered.

For example, these results were returned on 4 November 2005:

EXAMPLE 1: When did the rate last = 0.85?
Amount entered: Result returned:
0.85 10/02/1992 = $0.8500 (noon)
0.85 (Round up/down selected) 04/11/2005 = $0.8467 (noon)
EXAMPLE 2: When was the rate last > 0.85?
Amount entered: Result returned:
0.85 27/10/2005 = $0.8549 US (noon)
0.85 (Round up/down selected) 03/10/2005 = $0.8577 US (noon)