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Old 05-31-2015, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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I've only ever used Canadian dollars in Canada on the few trips I've taken there on my own. Once when I was a teenager, my parents and I drove to Montreal for a day during our vacation to Vermont. I tried to convince them to stop and exchange for some Canadian money, but they refused. Used credit cards in Montreal mostly, and American dollars when paying to park (and maybe for a few other things, too).
Oh don't get me wrong - i'm not embarrassed by it and I've had some interesting conversations with Americans about my colourful polymer money.. Many are actually very impressed and look at it as though they've never seen anything like that before (probably haven't).. I'm just saying that I wouldn't even think to pay with CAD dollars in the U.S to me it makes no sense and I apply this to any country I visit whereby i'm always armed with local currency so I don't get myself into such a position..
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Old 05-31-2015, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Alanis is sooooooo 90's.....

I remember listening to some of her dance tracks in high school before she made it 'big'

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She was on a teen comedy show on an Ottawa TV station in my youth. I also saw her perform at various events like Winterlude etc in the Ottawa area when she was a teeny bopper.
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Old 05-31-2015, 10:46 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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Oh don't get me wrong - i'm not embarrassed by it and I've had some interesting conversations with Americans about my colourful polymer money.. Many are actually very impressed and look at it as though they've never seen anything like that before (probably haven't).. I'm just saying that I wouldn't even think to pay with CAD dollars in the U.S to me it makes no sense and I apply this to any country I visit whereby i'm always armed with local currency so I don't get myself into such a position..
It makes sense to use any kind of currency that they'll accept. Notwithstanding the experience in Montreal, it never occurred to me that places in most of Canada would take American dollars. Then again, I've driven there a few times to smaller cities/non-tourist destinations (visiting friends). Besides, using Canadian cash instead of American cash is fun just for the novelty factor, so I would prefer to use Canadian dollars in Canada for that reason, if nothing else.

I've heard that in parts of Aroostook County, Maine, the Canadian dollar is actually the preferred currency. So it does work both ways. In such cases, it's perfectly fine for Canadians to use Canadian cash.
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Old 05-31-2015, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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It makes sense to use any kind of currency that they'll accept. Notwithstanding the experience in Montreal, it never occurred to me that places in most of Canada would take American dollars. Then again, I've driven there a few times to smaller cities/non-tourist destinations (visiting friends). Besides, using Canadian cash instead of American cash is fun just for the novelty factor, so I would prefer to use Canadian dollars in Canada for that reason, if nothing else.

I've heard that in parts of Aroostook County, Maine, the Canadian dollar is actually the preferred currency. So it does work both ways. In such cases, it's perfectly fine for Canadians to use Canadian cash.
For me I just always know whatever country i'm in by and large they will accept native currency and its the most sure way not to get yourself into a bind.. Aroostook county excluded
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Old 05-31-2015, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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It makes sense to use any kind of currency that they'll accept. Notwithstanding the experience in Montreal, it never occurred to me that places in most of Canada would take American dollars. Then again, I've driven there a few times to smaller cities/non-tourist destinations (visiting friends). Besides, using Canadian cash instead of American cash is fun just for the novelty factor, so I would prefer to use Canadian dollars in Canada for that reason, if nothing else.

I've heard that in parts of Aroostook County, Maine, the Canadian dollar is actually the preferred currency. So it does work both ways. In such cases, it's perfectly fine for Canadians to use Canadian cash.
That's certainly not the case in Northern Maine. I mean they may be more open to accepting Canadian money than elsewhere in the States. But preferred? No way.
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Old 05-31-2015, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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It makes sense to use any kind of currency that they'll accept. Notwithstanding the experience in Montreal, it never occurred to me that places in most of Canada would take American dollars. Then again, I've driven there a few times to smaller cities/non-tourist destinations (visiting friends). Besides, using Canadian cash instead of American cash is fun just for the novelty factor, so I would prefer to use Canadian dollars in Canada for that reason, if nothing else.

I've heard that in parts of Aroostook County, Maine, the Canadian dollar is actually the preferred currency. So it does work both ways. In such cases, it's perfectly fine for Canadians to use Canadian cash.
Interesting. It must be something about the state of Maine, because last year I was looking into online graduate programs, and came across one at a school in Maine. Then I read on their website that they accept Canadian students at in-state tuition rates. US students outside of Maine, however, received no such break. That puzzled me.

I did think about calling them to ask about tuition rates for Canadian (dual) citizens living out of state, but figured they'd think up some loophole to get more money out of me.
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Old 05-31-2015, 11:11 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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That's certainly not the case in Northern Maine. I mean they may be more open to accepting Canadian money than elsewhere in the States. But preferred? No way.
I definitely read that somewhere, but I don't remember where from.
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Old 05-31-2015, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I definitely read that somewhere, but I don't remember where from.
The USD is definitely the standard in Ft Kent and Madawaska. Trust me.
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Old 05-31-2015, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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Take into account we're in a forum here and we've been lambasted by one seemingly troll account after another.. Not referencing the OP but just in a general sense.. As for Canadians being mean - I don't think so at all but I think the message to our American friends/family really is hey we love you we share a lot in common with you but yes - we're still a different country so like any country when you visit it you respect the customs/laws of it.. When in Rome right... Seriously man - I wouldn't be caught dead in an American Diner with Canadian money other than to put it in my hidden pocket - I always know that if i'm in the U.S to carry American currency and either get it here before I visit or go to an ATM in the U.S..

I used to live right on the border and I crossed it all the time. In my wallet I usually had both US and Canadian currency of some sort on me. Canadian currency circulates all the time in border regions. Your change in border areas is likely to have some sort of Canadian currency mixed into it and sometimes it becomes a bone of contention if the exchange rate is bad for Canadian to US dollars at the time. I bet border towns in Canada also have a lot of US currency floating around too. This guy sounds like he acted like a bit of a dope while in Ontario. If your going to a different state or to Canada you should be respectful of the fact that you do not live there and respect the laws. Im not sure Michigan has the greatest reputation for its tourist acting the best in neighboring states and Provinces.
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Old 05-31-2015, 03:57 PM
 
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Sadly.... Cops get killed for no reason in Canada also.... see Mayerthorpe and Moncton.
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