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Layover in Vancouver... money exchange $

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Layover in Vancouver... money exchange $

I'm going from LAX to Hong Kong with a layover in Vancouver for 4 hours.

Can I buy stuff at the Vancouver airport with US dollars?

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1. Re: Layover in Vancouver... money exchange $

yes you can. The exchange rate has been at par so especially at the airport your paper $$ can be used. Go to oanda.com and look at the traveler cheat sheet to see what the rate actually is but the exchange has always been pretty fair at YVR.


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2. Re: Layover in Vancouver... money exchange $

Or use your credit card.

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3. Re: Layover in Vancouver... money exchange $

sure, as the post above says-use your credit card-that has to be the most convenient-if you have the Capital One card-you won't pay any transaction fees!

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4. Re: Layover in Vancouver... money exchange $

As the above poster has mentioned, most places in YVR accept US currency at par. There are also several places to change cash if needed.

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5. Re: Layover in Vancouver... money exchange $

Hi Minuitfleur,


I suggest that you start by reading this CANADA - TRAVELLER ARTICLE entitled *Banks & Money* = tripadvisor.com/Travel-g153339-s601/Canada:B…

It will give you all the basics. A Credit Card or using an ATM to take out money is the easiest and best solutions for most Travellers (and certainly someone like yourself who is in-transit).

Hope this is helpful,



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