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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
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- 1. Click the ‘Buy Canadian Dollar Now’ button below
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- 2. Choose how to get it
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- 3. Pay online
Simply pay using either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set!
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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.
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