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YooperGale
April 10th, 2007, 11:25 PM
Hi,
We will be in Vancouver for a few days before our cruise. I know we can just put meals on our credit card, but will we need Canadian cash for the taxi from the airport to the hotel?
Thanks,
Gale

spirit bear
April 11th, 2007, 01:03 AM
Your money is very welcome in Vancouver. You don't have to bring Canadian money with you.

Here's some info for you from the Airport page:

Getting to and from Vancouver International Airport

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is located on an island west of the city of Richmond , to the south of Vancouver .
Downtown Vancouver is about 30 minutes drive away, longer during peak traffic periods.
The airport is accessible by car (pick-up and drop-off or short-stay parking and long-stay parking options). Taxi services are available, limousines, city bus services and the YVR airporter bus.
Taxi from Vancouver Airport

Taxis from YVR to downtown Vancouver cost about $25 including taxes.
http://www.trailcanada.com/images/arrow.gif More information on Taxis in Vancouver (http://www.trailcanada.com/canada-guides/vancouver-transit-taxi.asp)
YVR Airporter

The YVR Airporter express bus service links the airport and hotels in downtown Vancouver . Reservations are not required.
Fare prices (available from hotels or the bus driver):
One Way / Round Trip
Adult $12.00 / $18.00
Child 5 to 12 years $5.00 / $10.00
Senior $9.00 / $17.00
Family of 2 Adults and 2 Children 16 years and under $24.00 / $36.00
Telephone 1-800-668-3141
Limousines from Vancouver airport

Taking a limousines from the airport to Vancouver costs about $35 and can be collected at the front of the airport by the taxi ranks.
http://www.trailcanada.com/images/arrow.gif More information on Limos in Vancouver (http://www.trailcanada.com/canada-guides/vancouver-transit-limousine.asp)

Have fun and enjoy Vancouver

Kathy

ldog
April 12th, 2007, 09:24 AM
You don't HAVE to have Canadian dollars - everyone will take your US dollars but be aware that you will get change in Canadian and not the correct exchange rate. You can easily get CDN$$ at an ATM at the airport.

Chmie
April 12th, 2007, 04:51 PM
I would also suggest getting some Canuck bucks from an ATM.
US cash is readily accepted but most businesses screw you on the exchange vs a bank. Enjoy Vancouver and surrounding area. :)

YooperGale
April 12th, 2007, 05:14 PM
Thank you very much,
Gale