Originally Posted by 3M TA3
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