Canadian Dollars

Prepare for your trip to Canada with Asda Travel Money

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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.


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 $2 and $5 per transaction and some banks may also charge international transaction fees.


Is Canada Expensive?

In 2019, Canada was ranked the 5th most expensive country to visit in the world.

  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.

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:


Banknotes in Canada

Canadian banknotes are available in $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100 dollar denominations.

The banknotes in Canada are hard to miss. The locals pride themselves on their brightly coloured notes which make the traditional green and white dollar bills from the US seem pretty dull.

Coins in Canada

The Canadian government has replaced $1 and $2 notes with metal coins which the locals call ‘loonies’ and ‘toonies’.

Canadian coins include 25¢ quarter, 10¢ dime, l, and 1¢ pennies, 5¢ nickels, 10¢ dime, 25¢ quarters, $1 loonies, and $2 toonies.

In 2014, 1¢ pennies were phased out by rounding off prices to the nearest nickel.

  1. Using US Dollars in Canada

    Some Canadian towns and major tourist attractions on the US border accept US dollars

    However, it's up to the retailers to decide whether they accept USD. But, you should always bring plenty of Canadian Dollars to be safe.

Three reasons to love Asda Travel Money:

  • 1. Exchange Rate Guarantee

    If you find a better exchange rate within 5 miles of one of our travel money bureau, 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 Promise lets 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

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