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Discussion in 'Exploring everything under the sun!!' started by JoKKer, September 23, 2002.

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  1. JoKKer

    JoKKer Active Member

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    Myself and the Family (like 10 of us), are going to Canada on a 7-day cruise leaving this Saturday out of NY. I have never been outside the country except to Mexico. I was just wondering (and I hope this doesn’t sound too dumb), :rolleyes: Do they use different currency in Canada, and if so what is the current rate of exchange? When I was in Mexico a lot of the places took U.S. currency.

    Anyway, If they us U.S. currency then let the flaming begin. If they don’t could someone help me?
     
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    aldive Elite In Memoriam

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    They use Canadian dollars. I think $1 CD = about $1.3 US. Many tourist places take USD, but you should get some exchanged anyway. When my family went to Alaska in 1990, the Canadian ports we stopped at all took USD.

    Or you could just plan on using your credit card, which will exchange automatically.
     
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    Call the cruise line to find out if any ports are a problem with US $.
    Canada has their own currency but most tourists spots on our borders will accept the US dollar.
     
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    section525 sextion525 Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    The cool thing about CA is everything seems more expensive than it is. Like lift tickets to Whistler. They're $65, but in US funds that only $41. Tickets to Heavenly are over $50! And this is 3x the mountain.

    Okay, I'm done.
     
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    Thank you gentlemen.
     
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    Most places take US dollars. Another alternative is to pay for everything with a credit card. That way you will get the official exchange rate for the day you made your purchase, not some rate that will be inflated in the tourist areas. Just watch what you spend and pay it off when you get home.
     
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    I have seen some places that do not take American money in exchange, they just use face value. Your best bet is to get a currency exchange at a bank or travel agent. 1 US dollar is roughly 1.50- 1.60 Canadian...:(
     






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