I took out $500 Canadian at a B of America sister bank (Scotia Bank) and was only charged $476 USD by my bank.
But in restaurants / bars / clubs/ stores the USD is weaker than the Canadian dollar. We were getting $18 for our American $20. Best bet is to bring little US cash and hit an ATM while you are there and take out Canadian. Also, credit card company's will charge you 2-3% surcharge for out of country use. Like everywhere else, cash is king.
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on Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:46 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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