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US Dollar to Canadian Dollar exchange rate.

Is the US Dollar to Canadian Dollar exchange rate improving?

It looks to me like the US Dollar has very good purchasing power in Canada right now and has been on the rise since January 2014.

For someone from the States looking to buy direct from Canada, the rate is 1 US Dollar to 1.13 Canadian dollars as of 11-17-14.

The Canadian Dollar averaged 1.22 from 1972 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 1.61 in January of 2002 and a record low of 0.92 in November of 2007.

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Ok, with this rising-falling dollar thingy now I've got the ammunition. It's in the car to Canada, watch the Corner Gas Movie, (I am an official movie backer), and pick up a new Yamaha or Honda or both!!
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Unless you're looking at something like a Yamaha or a Canadian model Honda with the hydraulic height assist you're not going to save any money. Even with the exhange rate the way it is it's still cheaper for us over in Canada to go to the US to shop.
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Unless you're looking at something like a Yamaha or a Canadian model Honda with the hydraulic height assist you're not going to save any money. Even with the exhange rate the way it is it's still cheaper for us over in Canada to go to the US to shop.
Just out of curiosity, does that happen often?

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Just out of curiosity, does that happen often?
Canadians going south of the border to shop? All the time. I don't live close enough to the border to bother, but a lot of people do, especially the ones that live closer. For reference I live about 6 hours from Maine.
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Ok, with this rising-falling dollar thingy now I've got the ammunition. It's in the car to Canada, watch the Corner Gas Movie, (I am an official movie backer), and pick up a new Yamaha or Honda or both!!
Further proof that Americans have impeccable taste Corner Gas is great, the movie preview has lots of subtle, "I don't get it" moments if you aren't a fan of the series or not familiar - I like they added a 3rd party perspective to the film to keep new viewers up to speed. It's gonna be good!
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Further proof that Americans have impeccable taste Corner Gas is great, the movie preview has lots of subtle, "I don't get it" moments if you aren't a fan of the series or not familiar - I like they added a 3rd party perspective to the film to keep new viewers up to speed. It's gonna be good!
Last summer my wife and I were shopping about an hour south of home. We
were in an Amish town looking around when I heard someone shout, "Hey
Saskatchewan!" Then I heard "Hey Saskatchewan!" again. My wife turns to
me and says, "They want you hotshot", and points to my t-shirt. I was wearing
my Saskatchewan Football t-shirt, (Go Riders), just like the one Hank wears
in the TV show. Turns out the nice couple were vacationing from Ottawa, the
lady grew up in Saskatoon.
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Canadians going south of the border to shop? All the time. I don't live close enough to the border to bother, but a lot of people do, especially the ones that live closer. For reference I live about 6 hours from Maine.
Huh, thanks for the answer. I live about 5-6 hours from any port of entry, so my only experience has been on the highway with the snowbirds going south. And their on a mission to get to the land of shorts and flip flops.

It must be rough for retailers along the border, on both sides.

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I'm two hours from North Dakota.

We do a ton of us shopping.
Most things online are free shipping to the states. We drive down, at least 5 times a year.
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Everything is still cheaper in the US regardless of exchange rate
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