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Funny money

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Funny money

Did a search and found nothing. So I ask you fine folks, on my way to Vancouver, is there a good place to buy Canadian dollars before we cross over? I'm just thinking banks and businesses in your area would be very willing to sell their Can. money, at a decent rate.

Thanks.

Port Townsend...
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for Olympic National Park, Port Townsend
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1. Re: Funny money

Dollars are pretty much on par right now.

I always just use an ATM.

Seattle, Washington
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for Seattle, Washington
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2. Re: Funny money

An ATM will give you the best rate (bank interchange rate). Some places will take US dollars, but won't give you a good exchange rate.

I recently used a VanCity credit union ATM and it only charged $1.50 for a withdrawal.

Renton, WA
posts: 1,918
3. Re: Funny money

Why bother? We just returned from a trip to Vancouver Island and the only Canadian money we touched came to us as change for US greenbacks; we used our credit card extensively. When we checked out of our hotel we left all of our Canadian money for the housekeeper (plus some US $$).

Eugene, Oregon
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for Eugene, Springfield
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4. Re: Funny money

You get your best rate from your credit/debit card. On our last trip I did a websearch for credit unions in the towns closest to the border. As a member of a credit union, it eliminates some of the charges. I got enough Canadian money for our pockets (tips, parking, odds and ends where they only take cash). At the end of our trip, before going home, we used up our remaining Canadian cash at a restaurant.

vancouver
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for Vancouver
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5. Re: Funny money

"Funny money" haha , try referring to our currency like that when you are here and see the response you get, not good , especially as it has been at par or higher lately as noted

Seattle, Washington
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for Seattle, Washington
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6. Re: Funny money

I think people mean the colorful bills you have when calling it funny money or monopoly money). Sadly US money doesn't seem to have the latest & greatest anti-counterfeit features as many other foreign currencies have & US banks are unwilling to put chips in our credit cards as it is 'too expensive.'

7. Re: Funny money

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Davie, Florida
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8. Re: Funny money

then you need to lighten up

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Davie, Florida
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10. Re: Funny money

great, now we are in grade school