What is Canada's 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.
Easy Currency Bundle Options for your Trip
|Canadian dollar||US dollar|
|Canadian dollar||US dollar|
|Make your Own Mix|
|Select currencies of your choice* in CASH and/or CARD|
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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
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* 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.
*** Business days. Some stores open 7 days. The next available date will be displayed when ordering.
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