Foreign visitors coming to Canada should study Canadian Customs
regulations, in order to make their entry into the province
of British Columbia worry free. Regulations vary and can be
quite different from country to country. All visitors entering
B.C., except American citizens, must have in their possession
a passport or travel documents. U.S. visitors should have
proof of citizenship.
effects and wearing apparel that will be used by visitors
are allowed into B.C. duty free. Sporting equipment for fishing,
camping gear, golf clubs, tape recorders, stereos, cam corders,
cameras, and other items that will be used while in B.C. should
be declared on entering B.C.
licenses from the U.S., or from other countries, and international
driver's licenses are valid in B.C.
on the amount of duty-free goods your country allows you to
take home from Canada. For complete information about Canadian
customs regulations contact the nearest Canadian Consulate
or Embassy in your country.
British Columbia, like all other provinces and territories that make
up Canada, uses the dollar and cents money system. The rate
of exchange paid on international currencies can differ from
day to day, and country to country.
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is advisable that visitors, to avoid problems, exchange their
foreign money at a bank or exchange institution. The exchange
of some currencies other than the U.S. Dollar and the English
Pound Sterling may not always be possible outside the Vancouver/Lower
Mainland and Victoria Areas. Be sure to check this out before
venturing into the interior. Vancouver International Airport
has a Foreign Currency Exchange outlet. It is good idea is
to always carry at least a small amount of Canadian cash and
credit cards (IE: Visa, Mastercard, American Express etc)
are readily accepted in most places throughout British Columbia.
Automated Teller Machines that accept a variety of international
bank cards (IE: Interac and Plus systems) and credit cards
are available in all but the smallest of communities.