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Although our cruise is a year away, I like to be prepared. Do you recommend gettnig Canadian dollars before our trip? Thanks
We were there in October and didn't bother getting Canadian dollars. We used credit cards for larger purchases and every place we visited had no problem taking American money, the exchange rate wasn't great, but since it was for the smaller purchases it wasn't a big deal and the convenience was worth it.
A warning though: Check with your credit card company before you leave home to find out what their foreign currency transaction fee is. This is a fee they charge in addition to the going exchange rate. Many are relatively low, like 1%, and one or two have no fees at all. We used to use a card that charged 3%, and that was a bad surprise after our return from a vacation to Canada where we had used the card to pay for hotels/rental car.
I'll second the post to pack layers and a rain jacket/umbrella. Twice we had showers/drizzle in the morning and then it cleared up to be a warm beautiful day. We got some awesome photos on this trip.
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