Canadian money?

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#1
Upper Penninsula of Michigan
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Joined Jan 2006
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
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#2
Canada
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Joined Feb 2006
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.
More information on Taxis in Vancouver
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.
More information on Limos in Vancouver

Have fun and enjoy Vancouver

Kathy
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#3
South Western Ontario
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Joined Jun 2005
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.
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cheers
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#4
Lethbridge, Alberta Canada
474 Posts
Joined Feb 2007
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.
#5
Upper Penninsula of Michigan
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Thank you very much,
Gale
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