Canada Currency


The currency used is the Canadian Dollar (CAD), which is divided into 100 cents. One-dollar coins are also known as loonies (due to the picture of a loon, a type of bird, on the coin), and two-dollar coins as toonies. Banks and bureaux de change will change money and travellers cheques, as will some hotels, but the rate will not be as good. Major credit cards are widely accepted and ATMs are plentiful. US Dollars are largely accepted, though due to fraud, larger notes might not be and change is usually given in Canadian dollars.

Currency Exchange Rates

Canada C$ 1 C$ 5 C$ 10 C$ 100 C$ 1,000
Australia A$ 0.99 A$ 4.93 A$ 9.87 A$ 98.66 A$ 986.61
Ireland € 0.68 € 3.42 € 6.85 € 68.48 € 684.82
New Zealand NZ$ 1.08 NZ$ 5.40 NZ$ 10.80 NZ$ 107.99 NZ$ 1,079.87
South Africa R 9.81 R 49.05 R 98.10 R 981.02 R 9,810.18
United Kingdom £ 0.54 £ 2.71 £ 5.43 £ 54.28 £ 542.78
United States of America US$ 0.92 US$ 4.59 US$ 9.17 US$ 91.70 US$ 917.01

Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.

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