The Low Down on Canadian Currency
Bank of Canada
$, Can$, C$ (dollar)
|Currency sub unit:||
buck, loonie (English), huard, piastre (French)
$1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500
1¢, 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, 50¢, $1, $2
The Montreal Bank issued the first notes in 1821 and 20 years later the first Canadian Pounds were issues. However, by 1858, the Canadian Dollar was issued to more closely align with the US Dollar.
The first banknotes issued by the Bank of Canada came along in 1934. In 2011 Canada began to produce a more durable polymer note similar to those used in Australia.
The most commonly used denominations are: 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100.
What to spend your Canadian dollars on:
Entry to Toronto Skypod
3-mile taxi ride
Postcard and a stamp
Bottle of water
Must-sees in Canada
Buying Canadian dollars Online is Easy
Simply order your Canadian dollars online to lock in the rate, then choose to collect at your local store, at the airport before you fly, or get it delivered to your home!
- 1. Click the ‘Buy Canadian Dollar Now’ button below
And tell us how much you need for your trip.
- 2. Choose how to get it
Get your currency home-delivered or choose to collect at more than 3,600 pick up locations.
- 3. Pay online
Simply pay using either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set!
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great service once again
great service once again. So easy to use website to order and delivery to shop front for pickup.Rodney James Stevens
Very easy to organise
Very easy to organise, lovely friendly customer serviceNicola Anderson
Service was prompt
Service was prompt, timeframe exactly as promised, currency was in various denominations. The one thing not mentioned was whether surplus currency would be purchased back.Gerard
It is a good way to organise travel…
It is a good way to organise travel funds. Collecting the funds from the post office is also good. Overall the system works well.Charles Michael Nelson
First time to use prepaid card for travel
First time to use prepaid card for overseas travel, it was seamless and worked very well. Ordering online was also convenient (although the server/website was down for a day or so just when I tried ordering so had to keep going back and trying again). I would use the card again, however I find the phone application a little odd in its user interface and usability.John Pollard
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I have subtracted 1 star because of intrusive way of obtaining feedback.MMR
very quick and efficient
very quick and efficientRobyn Ruth Calleja
The whole process was very easy - my only minor “criticism” is that, once I placed my order, I received a confirmation stating my order would be ready ON or AFTER my requested date (which was my departure date from the airport where I was picking it up) It certainly would have been no use to me AFTER so I was slightly concerned but forty I received notification that it was ready. Also when we got to the airport there are now 3 Travelex outlets so I wasn’t 100% sure which one to go to - one was unmanned and there was a large queue at one so I went to the other (which is where I have collected on previous occasions) and it happened to be the right one.Melanie
Great serviceTrudy Naylor
All as described. Good to deal with.Paul Farrell
Use Travelex every time we travel
Use Travelex every time we travel - great service wspecially living in a regional area and the ability to collect from Post OfficeJulie Lynette Beck
*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.
**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.
^^Based on mid-market and Travelex Online AUD to FX exchange rates as of the date of the relevant social media post and/or email communication. Rates are subject to change throughout the day. Any rates and savings are quoted as a guide only.
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