What is the currency in Canada?

Similar to their neighbours, Canada’s main currency is the Canadian Dollar. Unlike the US dollar, the Canadian Dollar is somewhat more distinguishable when it comes to telling notes apart from one another. The currency code is easily abbreviated to CAD and is recognised as the fifth most held reserve currency in the world. Shortly behind, the US Dollar, the Euro, the Yen, and the Pound Sterling.

Whether you’re heading to the capital city of Ottawa, the largest city and most popular tourist destination Toronto, or a ski break to Whistler, making sure you have your travel money sorted before you get there can be a huge benefit. At the end of the day, getting your currency before you depart gives you one less thing you need to worry about. This also gives you the chance to familiarise yourself with the local currency before you depart.

What are the Canadian Dollar denominations?

There are five easy to remember denominations that make up the Canadian Dollar currency. These notes are easily distinguishable based on their colours and also each notes value is clearly marked within the bottom left-hand corner. The notes are listed below with their colours for reference:

  • 5 Canadian Dollar Note – Blue
  • 10 Canadian Dollar Note – Purple
  • 20 Canadian Dollar Note – Green
  • 50 Canadian Dollar Note – Red
  • 100 Canadian Dollar Note – Golden brown

Where can I buy Canadian Dollars?

The popularity of the Candian Dollar makes it very accessible in Australia and can be exchanged in a number of banks, currency shops, and online currency exchange services. Here at Foreignxchange.com.au, we always have stocks of CAD readily available to exchange for your hard-earned Australian Dollars. Our online currency exchange service is arguably one of the safest, securest and most convenient ways to exchange currency in Australia.

Why exchange AUD to CAD with us?

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Heading out to Canada soon? Our order process is straightforward and simple. Within the next five minutes, you could have your currency exchange ordered. Cut out the need to make a trip out of your way to your local bank, travel agent or local currency exchange shop. Simply use the calculator to select how much currency you want to order. Place your order by paying with either Bpay or a simple bank transfer and you’re done. It’s really that simple. Our exchange platform allows you to exchange currency in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, and any other location right across Australia! We are foreignxchange.com.au – Great rates at your convenience.

Currency Exchange Delivery Update: AusPost Collection

Foreign Xchange has now partnered with Australia’s biggest courier network Australia Post so that you can pick up foreign currency from over 3,000+ locations Australia wide. If you don’t want your currency delivered directly to your door, you can get it sent to a chosen Australia Post office and pick it up at a time that suits you.

With over 60+ foreign currencies to choose from, we can get your travel money to you safely and securely before you head overseas. Most deliveries take between 3-5 business days from the moment of dispatch and once your order is ready for collection you will be notified by text message and email to let you know your foreign cash is ready to be picked up.

Whether you want to pick your Canadian Dollars up on your lunch break or at the weekend, you can choose an AusPost office that is most convenient for you. All orders, like our delivery service, are sent out in an Airlock bag to ensure no orders can be tampered with on route to you. Once you’re ready to collect, you will be required to show proof of identification to pick up your order. This ensures that nobody else can intercept your packet, and your travel money falls into your hands and nobody else’s.