Hi, This message is for the Canadian from Calgary Kmaccanada, Our dollar is doing great right now where have you been? $700.00 u.s at the present rate of exchange is $840.00 cdn our dollar has never been better, it may even go up to the u.s. even more. Watch carefully, and change your money to u.s funds soon. I have always taken a combination of u.s. cash, travels cheques and some cdn and I do change over u.s dollars to peso's. I find that when negoitiating prices it is easier, make sure they have a calculator handy or bring one with you, if they give you say only 8 pesos for the cdn dollar you just divide the peso's by this figure and you will think in Cdn instead of U.S. It can be easy to get confused after a few Molson Canadians while your shopping. My rule for shopping is if it costs the same or less than it does in Cdn I'm ok with it. Thats why I think in Cdn when shopping. I bring U.S. dollars because they are more widely accepted and you usually get the right amount of peso per dollar. In the Dominican they would give Cdn really low pesos even if our dollar had risen, and they ripped off the euro people as well. Blah Blah.