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1.7674
1,325.55
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1.7674
1,325.55
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ICE Logo
1.7639
1,322.93
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Ace FX Logo
1.7610
1,320.75
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Griffin Financial Logo
1.7560
1,317.00
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Moneycorp Logo
1.7560
1,317.00
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Travelex Logo
1.7557
1,316.78
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Debenhams Logo
1.7540
1,315.50
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The Currency Club Logo
1.7531
1,314.83
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Travel:Premier Logo
1.7666
1,314.44
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£5.95
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Marks & Spencer Logo
1.7517
1,313.78
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American Express Logo
1.7481
1,311.08
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Covent Garden FX Logo
1.7579
1,307.88
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£6.00
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Post Office Logo
1.7339
1,300.43
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RBS Logo
1.7100
1,282.50
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Natwest Logo
1.7098
1,282.35
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Virgin Atlantic Logo
1.7028
1,277.10
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Canadian Dollars

Travel Alerts

The FCO issue regularly updated travel alerts to try and keep travelers safe. We monitor all alerts for Canada and update this page as soon as the advice changes.

  • There are no current travel alerts for Canada.

Canadian Dollar Currency Guide

The Canadian Dollar is the official unit of currency in Canada, and the unofficial currency of Saint Pierre and Miquelon – a small group of French islands in the North Atlantic Ocean. It carries the International Standard Currency Code: CAD, and is represented by the dollar sign ($) or C$ to distinguish it from other dollar currencies. The Canadian Dollar currently ranks 6th in the list of most-traded currencies in the world, up from 7th last year.

Canadian monetary policy is managed by the Bank of Canada based in Ottawa, Ontario. They are responsible for maintaining the value of the Canadian Dollar, managing the flow of money, and promoting a sound financial system within Canada. Banknotes are printed under contract by the Canadian Bank Note Company (also based in Ottawa), and coins are minted by the Royal Canadian Mint in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

In recent times, the Canadian Dollar has begun to appreciate in value against other currencies, partly due to the rising price of oil which is a major export commodity for Canada. It’s stabilisation along with a strong Canadian economy has earned the Canadian Dollar the status of a benchmark currency, which means it is kept in reserves by governments around the world along with US Dollars, Euros and British Pounds.

…a very safe destination…

As a tourist destination Canada is a very safe destination but you should still take some simple precautions to keep you holiday safe. The FCO (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) issue travel advice specifically for British tourists visiting Canada under their Know Before You Go External link opens in a new window programme.

The average British traveller takes about £920 (1520CAD based upon data from 1st August to 31st October 2013) with them when visting Canada.

What do Canadian bank notes look like?

Photo ©  Canadian Mint (creative commons)

Visa’s for Entry to Canada

To enter Canada as a British Citizen for short periods of time does not require you to apply for a Visa. However, if you are looking to stay for a longer period or you hold a different type of British nationality you will need to check the entry requirements with the Canadian High Commission before travelling to Canada.

If you are travelling with children and only one parent is present you are advised to carry with you a letter of consent from the non present parent. In exceptional circumstances immigration officers have the right to question the children to ensure that they have not been abducted.

Safety Tips for Canada

Canada is prone to various types of severe weather conditions and natural disasters. During the winter months the highways in western Canada are generally closed to ensure safety from snow storms and avalanches. Again western Canada and particularly British Columbia is located in an Earthquake zone which is also at risk of Tsunamis along the western coastline. All visitors are advised to take precautions and familiarise themselves with the standard safety procedures for these particular but rare events.

Canada is also prone to Hurricanes and the general season for these normally run from the months of July to November. Other severe weather conditions include summer thunderstorms which again are rare, but can be dangerous and finally Tornados can appear anywhere in Canada and are more common during the months of May to September with the peak season being June and July. All visitors are advised to make sure they are aware of the latest weather reports and to follow any instructions by the local authorities whilst visiting Canada.

The crime levels in Canada are no different to the UK. Visitors are advised to take sensible precautions towards petty crime by keeping all valuables in your hotel safe and ensuring that you keep your belongings with you at all times whilst out and about. Do not leave luggage or bags unattended and be particularly aware of thieves around hotels or tourist locations.

If you decide to hire a car whilst in Canada you are advised to take out the full insurance to ensure you are fully covered. Each province in Canada has slightly different driving rules and you are advised to ensure you know the differences compared with the UK, however you are covered to drive in Canada using your UK licence as long as you have both parts of your licence with you when hiring a car.

Medical treatment in Canada can be very expensive and you are advised you take out comprehensive travel health insurance and have back up funds as there are no free arrangements for British Citizens. Canada has a number of walk in centres where you do not need an appointment or you can visit the hospital for emergency cases.

If you need any further information about safety in Canada CompareHolidayMoney.com partners with the FCO to promote the ‘Know Before You Go externallinks‘ travel information campaign. Alternatively, to find out more about Canada please visit the official tourism website externallinks

Canadian Dollar Official and Unofficial Users


The only official user is Canada but it is also accepted in Saint Pierre and Miquelon.

Last updated 18/11/2013

18/11 Editorial Change: Added exchange rate information.
19/08 Editorial Change: Added currency Images.
22/07 Editorial Change: Currency background update.
08/07 Editorial Change: Updated the FCO link to the new Gov.uk site.

References

Canadian Tourism Commission. (2013). Welcome to Canada. Available: http://uk-keepexploring.canada.travel/. Last accessed 18th November 2013.

FCO. (2013). Canada travel advice – GOV.UK. Available: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/canada. Last accessed 18th November 2013.

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We found 17 currency suppliers in the UK offering Canadian Dollars.

CAD Rate

This is the exchange rate that each supplier is currently offering if you order online now.

£750 Buys

This is the amount of currency you will receive if you spend £750, and includes any applicable delivery costs.

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Collection

Indicates whether or not you can collect your currency in person from the supplier.

A special case applies to the Post Office. You can order your currency online from the Post Office at their advertised rate and have it delivered to your local branch for collection, but if you walk in "off the street" to your local branch you will usually get a lower rate than if you ordered online.

Delivery Cost

The delivery costs associated with ordering from each supplier.

These costs have been automatically accounted for under the '£750 Buys' column, with the amount of currency you would receive being adjusted accordingly.

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