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Old 07-23-2010, 09:41 AM   #29
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Hi Ron - yes, you're right about travellers cheques. I have always had them accepted, but sometimes it takes a talk with the manager of the store. In case of serious question, I could go to a bank and cash them, but haven't had to do that.
I just don't want to carry large amounts of cash, anywhere!!
How about debit machines in stores - are those big in U.S.?
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Just to let you know almost all of our stores in the US have debit/credit machines. I would just call the bank or institution that issued your card about it's use in the US before you leave home. Your bank can also alert you to the different fees that are involved in US transactions. I travel in Canada quite often and have had some credit/debit cards not accepted at certain machines from SK to BC. You will find debit//credit machines in stores from grocery items to going to a mall to shop. The most easy to use was a regular VISA type card that was accepted everywhere from SK to BC. The conversion rate is just shown on your statement and it was very easy to use.
As far as travelers cheques, it would be very hard to find someone to accept one because of the problems with fraud these days, a few years ago that would have been the safe way to go, but not now. You are better off with a VISA/DEBIT card or by getting cash out of a ATM with your credit cards.
Have a good trip.
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Old 07-23-2010, 03:37 PM   #30
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DO not take any firewood! Not even a single stick of it! It almost cost me $400 for missing a single piece which fell out of the box when I was removing it before heading into Canada.

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Old 07-23-2010, 04:14 PM   #31
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What do people do who must commute across the border for work, customs every day? can't carry lunch?
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Old 07-23-2010, 04:20 PM   #32
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The Alcan Road starts in Canada, When you enter Alaska if going north or enter Canada going South you will need proper pass port requirements.
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The Alcan Road starts in Canada, When you enter Alaska if going north or enter Canada going South you will need proper pass port requirements.
Sorry about the edit, I just looked it up, Thanks
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We tried to leave our children at the Canadian border but they wouldn't keep them.
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Old 08-09-2010, 02:19 PM   #36
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We went camping in a couple provincial parks in Canada last summer and brought our own food. They did ask at customs if we had alcohol. We happened to have a partial case of Labatt's, which they didn't seem to have a problem with.
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Old 08-14-2010, 11:00 PM   #37
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I crossed the border twice, both in Montana (went into Waterton, then into Banff), and had no problems. This was a couple of weeks ago (July/Aug. 2010). They asked if I had any fruit, where I was going and for how long, and that was about it. When I came back the first time they asked if I had purchased anything, I said a few books, they waved me on through, the second time they didn't even ask. I also had dogs with me and the first time they wanted to see their rabies certificates, the second time he didn't ask for anything. These were not the same people, so they didn't remember me, different crossings. It was very easy going both into and out of the U.S. They didn't ask for my driver's license, just my passport, nor car registration or proof of insurance. My SUV was packed to the gills with camping gear and I had a roof carrier and maybe it looked too intimidating to search me, but they were opening the back doors of other vehicles, etc. Maybe my dogs look like trouble, LOL.

I used U.S. money and had no problems, but the exchange rate was 1 to 1. Funny, as the Canadian money I brought back isn't accepted by anyone here.
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