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06-21-2017 10:24 AM
Freytown
Good Advise

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Originally Posted by 3M TA3 View Post
I make a lot of trips to Ontario every year and have found that using an ATM card when needing Canadian cash works pretty darn good. I have always gotten the rate for the day when the transaction was processed by the bank. No extra fees. I think the ATM machine is a great way to get cash when needed and avoid the hassle of dealing with anyone. And they're everywhere, it seems.
This was a big help to me on my recent trip. I have a PNC debit card and contacted them to see what my concerns would be. There was no fee and but I had a daily withdrawal limit but was more than sufficient. I used an RBC Atm in the Ottawa area and their fee was a mere CAD$ 1.50. And I got the current rate, much more than the border "currency exchange" shops. Thank you 3M TA3 for the advise. FT
06-02-2017 10:13 PM
martinbns
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Originally Posted by Pokerbill View Post
Sure don't understand curreny exchange rate. Live in Idaho. Going north next week. Planning to use credit card for most purchases in Canada. Thought I should have a couple of hundred dollars in cash. First bank offered $256 Canadian for $200 US, second bank offered $252 Candian for $200US minus a $ 12 service charge.
Exchange rate is $1.35Ca =$1.00 US . Should I not get $270 Ca for the $200 US ?Miinus any service charge? Percentage loss of my dollars is nearly 10%? Assuming Canadian dollar was par would my US dollar buy 90 cents? Guess I am asking is this the way it works or are Idaho Banks taking advantage of the currency situation?
It's a huge pain for US banks to handle Canadian currency as most of the time the Banks are local and not national, therefore have no way of getting rid of the cash.

The way it works up here is there is a buy and sell rate, if the actual exchange rate is 1.38, then to buy you would probably pay $1.405 and to sell $1.355, but Canadians hold tons of US cash to for us it's no big deal.

I have a US dollar account with a few hundred dollars in it.
06-02-2017 10:06 PM
Pokerbill Sure don't understand curreny exchange rate. Live in Idaho. Going north next week. Planning to use credit card for most purchases in Canada. Thought I should have a couple of hundred dollars in cash. First bank offered $256 Canadian for $200 US, second bank offered $252 Candian for $200US minus a $ 12 service charge.
Exchange rate is $1.35Ca =$1.00 US . Should I not get $270 Ca for the $200 US ?Miinus any service charge? Percentage loss of my dollars is nearly 10%? Assuming Canadian dollar was par would my US dollar buy 90 cents? Guess I am asking is this the way it works or are Idaho Banks taking advantage of the currency situation?
06-02-2017 07:48 PM
martinbns
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Originally Posted by Bobby Winds View Post
Do you know somebody in Ontario government because that is not even close to the right amount.....

Outdoor Card.....Required to purchase ANY license in Ontario.... $9.68

Sportsman License........annual $83.27

Conservation License.....annual $51.64

Eight Day Sportsman License, equivalent to NC fishing license minus 2 days $53.54

So maybe you know someone or got a SALE on Fishing License that day.....
So, my thought is it should cost you more money than a local to buy your license. When I lived in Alberta and hunted alot I was always surprised what a non-resident moose or elk license cost compared to that of a Colorado non-resident, roughly 1/3 and a yank can bring his own rifle but I couldn't to the US.

In the cost of a week away fishing in the wilderness that you travel thousands of km the cost of the license is insignificant.
06-02-2017 07:05 PM
Shellback
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Originally Posted by Bobby Winds View Post
Do you know somebody in Ontario government because that is not even close to the right amount.....

Outdoor Card.....Required to purchase ANY license in Ontario.... $9.68

Sportsman License........annual $83.27

Conservation License.....annual $51.64

Eight Day Sportsman License, equivalent to NC fishing license minus 2 days $53.54

So maybe you know someone or got a SALE on Fishing License that day.....
$51.64 x .0742 = $38.32 + fees, so about $40.11. All ready have the outdoors card. Three years at $10.00 x .742 = $7.42 divided by 3 is a whopping $2.47 a year. A bargain if you look at many NR licenses in the states.
06-02-2017 05:44 PM
Bobby Winds
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Originally Posted by Shellback View Post
Just bought my annual Ontario license, about $40.11 US. I buy an annual NC fishing license each year, $36.00 US. Not much difference in cost.
Do you know somebody in Ontario government because that is not even close to the right amount.....

Outdoor Card.....Required to purchase ANY license in Ontario.... $9.68

Sportsman License........annual $83.27

Conservation License.....annual $51.64

Eight Day Sportsman License, equivalent to NC fishing license minus 2 days $53.54

So maybe you know someone or got a SALE on Fishing License that day.....
06-02-2017 04:23 PM
kzoofisher Michigan non-resident annual-$76
Three day-$30

Supply and demand? They raised the licenses quite a bit a few years ago and sales dropped but not enough to cost them any money. And sales have been climbing each year since the first.

Back on topic, I take a little cash with me in case we stop just to get a drink or something under $10. Otherwise everything goes on the card.
06-02-2017 04:11 PM
Shellback
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Originally Posted by Bobby Winds View Post
A couple of weeks ago I got a 10 day non-resident NC fishing license and it was $10 plus a $2 fee.....yes, it is very expensive to fish/vacation in Canada which is just another reason I stay in the U.S.A. now.
Just bought my annual Ontario license, about $40.11 US. I buy an annual NC fishing license each year, $36.00 US. Not much difference in cost.
06-02-2017 08:33 AM
Bobby Winds
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Originally Posted by JMKC View Post
FWIW I got my 8 day sportsman's license yesterday online and paid (VISA )$41.80 US, was $55.80 Canadian.
A couple of weeks ago I got a 10 day non-resident NC fishing license and it was $10 plus a $2 fee.....yes, it is very expensive to fish/vacation in Canada which is just another reason I stay in the U.S.A. now.
06-02-2017 08:30 AM
JMKC FWIW I got my 8 day sportsman's license yesterday online and paid (VISA )$41.80 US, was $55.80 Canadian.
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