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Best place (ME or NS) to convert USD to Canadian dollars.

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1. Posted by sandy456 (Full Member 213 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Best place (or port) to convert USD to Canadian dollars.

I am exiting the US via ferry at Bar Harbor, Maine for Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Where is the best place for rates (in either country) to convert USD-CDN. Thanks.

The XE rate is $1USD-$1.05CDN

2. Posted by Ham Radio (Respected Member 284 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

The US dollar has dropped so much this year that it's currently under $1.05 Canadian. Many Canadian businesses, especially in border or tourist areas, will accept them in lieu of the local currency and you may come out ahead instead of paying the exchange fee in some cases.

3. Posted by sandy456 (Full Member 213 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Interesting, but I will be needing Canadian money for at least 2 months. I plan to tour the entire Maritime region, as well as Quebec city, Montreal, and Toronto.

4. Posted by rbrettg (Budding Member 37 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

not any offence to americans, but the canadian people have been excited and priaising out dollar because it is so great now compared to the american dollar. and i feel that if you got an exchange at a bank here it would probably be better than one you would get in the american banking systems. um, also you should probably take out money from the atm, you will get the best rates there. enjoy your time in the maritimes, i live here and its a great place!