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a VirtualTourist member from Birmingham


Travellers cheques

Hi everyone

We are going to Canada(Mississauga) in June for our first visit to that country. Does anyone know if we can use American Travellers Cheques that are in (American Dollars)and American Express Travellers Cheque Cards. Is there any benefit or otherwise, for us doing this or should be get Canadian Travellers cheques?

Thanks for any replies.

4 Answers

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Vancouver

If you plan only to go to Canada, get Canadian's. There are an abundant number of bank machines, ATM's, if you don't want to get to much cash

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Toronto

Yes you can use them but not everywhere. Some shops don't take American Express b/c of the high fees the vendor has to pay. If you haven't bought them already I wouldn't bother to, it's going to be more of a headache than anything else. You can use your bank card at any ATM or even just change your USD at any fact many places will take USD as well. I just don't see the use of traveller's cheques, it's a pain to cash them and the high commission rates, my recommendation would be to use your bank card no matter where you travel, it's safer and easier.

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Minneapolis

get the check card and then you can go to the banks which are in every little town in ontario.. Then as much asneeded make the x-change at the royalbank which will give you the best rate... Toronto dominion is also a good choice..ontario is great have fun...

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Trenton

I would just use the bank machines. If your bank card has a plus or cirrus on the back of it, it will work at any machine in canada or the US.

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