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[pct-l] re: Money at Manning Park

>Okay, this is probably a dumb question, but.....   When Jon Phipps gets to
>Manning Park, will the bus and park accept U.S. dollars?  I know that it's
>not a problem in Toronto, but we're wondering if it's more difficult in the
>wilds of Manning Park.

  Like all good capitalists, they will gladly accept your US money, especially
as you will probably be giving them a huge bonus (call it a tip, a tax or a
ripoff) depending on how much more value the US dollar has on the Canadian
dollar (usually $1 US = $1.20 or so Canadian).  When I know I am going to
Canada, I try to get a little Canadian cash first at a US bank; if not, then I
try to use my credit card so as to get the correct exchange rate.  Traveler's
checks are no better than cash, especially in rural Canada - I don't know how
many times I have been given no value whatsoever on my US dollars and
traveller's checks because "we are too far from a bank, so we can't give you
the exchange rate"!!  Be prepared!

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