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April 10th, 2007, 11:25 PM
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?
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)
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
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
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.
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. :)
April 12th, 2007, 05:14 PM
Thank you very much,