Canadian Dollars

Help your Canadian Dollars go further with Asda Travel Money. We offer competitive Canadian Dollar exchange rates and will beat competitors within 5 miles with our Price Promise We offer a same day travel money service and will even buy back your unused currency.

 

 

Whether you’re road-tripping to Niagara Falls or hitting the slopes in Whistler, you’ll need some cash before you jet off on your next adventure.

With Asda Travel Money, buying or selling Canadian Dollars has never been easier. Pick up your travel cash during your weekly shop or visit us online and get your travel money delivered straight to your door. Plus, we offer a Price Promise when you buy your currency and you can purchase ourBuy Back Promise for just £2.99, where we will buy back your unused currency (banknotes only), so you won’t be out of pocket. T&C's apply.

Benefits of Buying with Asda Money

There are many benefits when buying your Canadian Dollars with Asda Travel Money including:

  • Our Price Promise – we’ll beat the exchange rate of any competitors within 5 miles
  • Free home delivery on orders over £500
  • Same day travel money service for last minute travel, subject to availability
  • Our Buy Back Promise – we’ll buy back your dollars (banknotes only) at the original exchange rate. T&C’s apply.
  • Convenience – buy your dollars from one of our travel money bureaux when you’re shopping (subject to availability)
  • Better rates for Asda Rewards customers – simply enter your Asda Rewards number at the checkout when buying online or scan your app barcode in store. T&Cs apply*.

How to Buy Canadian Dollars (CAD)

 

You can buy Canadian Dollars with Asda Travel Money in three different ways:

 

In-Store Bureaux

Buying your Canadian Dollars from your local Asda Travel Money bureau is simple and convenient. There are locations in Asda stores all over the UK, so just pop in when you’re doing your weekly shop. With our same day travel money service, it’s the perfect solution for last-minute dollars before you travel (subject to availability).

 

Click and Collect – Canadian Dollars (CAD)

Simply buy your Canadian Dollars online and choose Click & Collect to pick up your currency in one of our many selected Asda stores.

 

Home Delivery for Canadian Dollars (CAD)

Buy Canadian Dollars and have them delivered right to your door with home delivery from Asda Travel Money. Choose next day home delivery from £4.99 (for orders placed before 2pm) or FREE home delivery for orders of £500 or more. The minimum order available for home delivery is £350.

Should I Buy Canadian Dollars Now?

 

Buying Canadian Dollars before you go avoids costly international exchange rates and ATM transaction fees. Bear in mind that most ATMs in Canada charge between $1 and $9 per transaction and some banks may also charge international transaction fees [1]

 

Is Canada expensive?

 

In 2023, Canada was ranked the 21st most expensive country in the world [2]. How much money you need depends on which province in Canada you’re visiting. The big cities including Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa are significantly more expensive than smaller cities such as Quebec and Saint John and the rural areas of Canada [3].

 

 

Exchange Rate

 

Finding a good exchange rate for your money is all about planning. You may find you’ll get less for your money if you buy foreign currency at the airport, as it will usually be at the most expensive rate. With that in mind, it’s best to get ahead of the game and buy Canadian Dollars well in advance of your trip, so you can take advantage of lower exchange rates.

 

Great British Pounds to Canadian Dollars (GBP to CAD)

When you buy Canadian Dollars from an Asda Money Travel Bureau, you’ll benefit from our Price Promise. We’ll beat the exchange rate of any competitors within 5 miles to make sure you get the most competitive exchange rate available.

 

Canadian Dollars to Pounds (CAD to GBP)

And after your trip has finished, we’ll even buy back your leftover Canadian Dollars (banknotes only) at the original exchange rate with our Buy Back Promise. T&Cs apply.

  1. What to Tip in Canada

    Like the USA, Canada also has a tipping culture

    Leaving a tip for waiting staff at bars and restaurants is considered normal. You should typically leave 15-20% of the total bill, if you’re happy with service.

    Tipping in Canada

Canadian Coins & Banknotes: What You Need to Know

 

It’s a good idea to have a basic understanding of Canada’s currency before your trip. Here’s what you need to know.

 

The Canadian dollar comes in the following denominations:

 

Notes:

  • 5 dollars
  • 10 dollars
  • 20 dollars
  • 50 dollars
  • 100 dollars

Coins:

  • 5 cents (a nickel)
  • 10 cents (a dime)
  • 25 cents (a quarter)
  • 50 cents
  • 1 dollar
  • 2 dollars

It’s worth bearing in mind that although some Canadian towns and major tourist attractions on the US border may accept US dollars, it’s up to the retailers to decide whether they’ll accept USD. So, you should always bring plenty of Canadian Dollars to be safe.

Three reasons to love Asda Travel Money:

  • 1. Price Promise

    If you find a better exchange rate within 5 miles of one of our travel money bureaux, we’ll beat it with our Price Promise.

  • 2. We Buy Back Your Travel Money

    Stop by our travel money bureau and we’ll buy back your unused travel money. Even if you didn’t buy your travel currency from us, we’ll exchange it back commission free.

    Our Buy Back Promiselets you sell back your CAD at the same rate for just £2.99

  • 3. Same Day Travel Money Service

    Left it till the last minute? Don’t worry, simply swing by one of our travel money bureaux and take advantage of our same day travel money on popular currencies, subject to availability.

Before you take to the skies, remember to buy your Canadian Dollars at Asda

At Asda Money, you can buy Euros for trips within the Eurozone, as well as buy currency for the likes of Bulgaria, Poland, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Turkey.

And if you’re travelling outside Europe to the US, Japan, Thailand or Indonesia, we can help with that too.

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