Buy Canadian Dollars

Regardless of what you have planned during your trip, buy Canadian Dollars before you go and you’ll be all set from the moment you arrive.

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We're sorry that we can't offer online ordering for Travel Money at this time.

We have over 360 in-store Tesco Travel Money bureaux that are open as normal and hold stock of our top currencies. We recommend that you contact them first to check the availability of the currency that you are interested in.

Have a query about an existing order?

You can contact our Customer Service team on 0345 366 0103, choose Option 4. Lines are open 24 hours a day. For new orders you will need to visit our in-store travel money bureaux as we can’t take new orders by phone at the moment.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

Why choose Tesco Bank Travel Money

  • Over 360 in-store travel money bureaux open seven days a week.
  • Free home delivery when you spend £500 or more online.
  • Free Click and Collect from our in-store bureaux and over 200 customer service desks.
  • The choice to buy currency and prepaid travel money cards from our in-store travel money bureaux.
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Buy Canadian Dollars online and collect from over 560 Tesco stores

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Heading to Canada? Get Canadian Dollars from a Tesco store before you fly.

If you need to buy Canadian Dollars for your next trip, try Click & Collect.

You can pre-order your Canadian Dollars online and pick up your currency from a Tesco Travel Money bureau or selected customer service desks. You can select a date to collect your currency when you place your order.

How far your Canadian Dollars could go

Toronto

Toronto

  • Mid-range three-course meal for two: C$80.00
  • Cappuccino: C$4.40
  • 0.5 litre draught beer: C$7.50
  • Soft drink: C$2.39
  • Loaf of fresh white bread (500g): C$3.00
  • One-way ticket on local transport: C$3.25
  • Litre of petrol: C$1.24

Information sourced from Numbeo.com, November 2019.

Vancouver

Vancouver

  • Mid-range three-course meal for two: C$80.00
  • Cappuccino: C$4.42
  • 0.5 litre draught beer: C$7.00
  • Soft drink: C$2.04
  • Loaf of fresh white bread (500g): C$3.31
  • One-way ticket on local transport: C$2.95
  • Litre of petrol: C$1.56

Information sourced from Numbeo.com, November 2019.

Calgary

Calgary

  • Mid-range three-course meal for two: C$60.00
  • Cappuccino: C$4.54
  • 0.5 litre draught beer: C$6.88
  • Soft drink: C$2.34
  • Loaf of fresh white bread (500g): C$2.64
  • One-way ticket on local transport: C$3.40
  • Litre of petrol: C$1.07

Information sourced from Numbeo.com, November 2019.

Montreal

Montreal

  • Mid-range three-course meal for two: C$60.00
  • Cappuccino: C$4.05
  • 0.5 litre draught beer: C$7.00
  • Soft drink: C$2.12
  • Loaf of fresh white bread (500g): C$3.38
  • One-way ticket on local transport: C$3.50
  • Litre of petrol: C$1.29

Information sourced from Numbeo.com, November 2019.

Halifax

Halifax

  • Mid-range three-course meal for two: C$70.00
  • Cappuccino: C$3.97
  • 0.5 litre beer: C$6.25
  • Soft drink: C$2.13
  • Loaf of fresh white bread (500g): C$2.93
  • One-way ticket on local transport: C$2.50
  • Litre of petrol: C$1.14

Information sourced from Numbeo.com, November 2019.

Buy before you fly

Benefits of planning ahead

It’s always smart to carry some of the local currency, so you can pay for necessities like transportation, gratuity tips – typically between 10% and 20% in Canada – and food and drink when you arrive.

Buying Canadian Dollars in advance also means you won’t need to waste time looking for an ATM or be charged for cash withdrawals – meaning you can get on with enjoying your holiday.

It’s also worth remembering exchange rates can fluctuate. When you buy your Canadian Dollars in advance, you know what rate you are going to get. If you decide to buy currency or withdraw cash when you arrive in Canada, the exchange rate may be different.

Get your currency when it’s convenient for you

Use Click & Collect and arrange to pick up your Canadian Dollars as part of your weekly shop, either from a Tesco Travel Money bureau or selected customer service desks. Or, you could try our home delivery service – free on all online orders of £500 or more.

Exchange rates can change throughout the day and will vary depending on whether you are buying in store, online or over the phone.

Handy information about Canadian Dollars (CAD)

Canadian Dollars fast facts

  • Single dollars are also referred to as “loonies”, which comes from the name of the aquatic bird on the reverse of the coin.
  • Two-dollar coins are therefore known as “toonies”, based on the words loonie and two.

Currency denominations

Canadian Dollar Cents: 5¢,10¢, 25¢, 50¢

Canadian Dollars: C$5, C$10, C$20, C$50, C$100

Remember to keep any leftover Canadian Dollars so you can exchange them on your return.

Tesco Travel Money bureaux can buy and sell denominations of C$5 or more. Most places in the UK don’t exchange Cents – so it might be an idea to try and spend them before coming home. Or you could hang onto them as a reminder of your trip.

Looking for a different currency?

We sell over 50 currencies. Order online for home delivery or collect from over 560 stores.

Important information

Card fees and cancellations

Buying foreign currency using a credit or debit card

No matter how you purchase your travel money, whether it be in store, online or over the phone, you will not be charged any card handling fee by us. However, regardless of your card type, your card provider may apply fees, e.g. cash advance fees or other fees, so please check with them before you purchase your travel money.

Click & Collect cancellations

You can cancel a Click & Collect order any time prior to collection. We'll refund you with the full Sterling amount that you paid for your order, unless you cancel less than 24 hours before your collection date, in which case we'll charge a £10 late cancellation fee.

We are unable to refund any fees charged by your card issuer, so please contact them if you have any further queries.

Currency buy back

When you get home, we'll buy your travel money back

Let us turn your unspent holiday money into Pounds. It couldn't be simpler.

Just pop into one of our in-store Travel Money Bureaux when you get back to the UK and we'll buy back your unwanted currency. We buy back in all the currencies we sell in most banknote values and also the Multi-currency Cash Passport™.

It doesn't matter where you bought your money, we'll still buy it back - even if you didn't buy it from a Tesco Travel Money Bureau.

Price Match

How our Price Match works

If you find a better exchange rate advertised by another provider within three miles of your chosen Tesco Travel Money Bureau, on the same day, we'll match it.

Price Match only applies in store on a like-for-like basis on sell transactions and does not apply to any exchange rate advertised online or by phone. This is not available in conjunction with any other offer. We reserve the right to verify the rate you have found and the three mile distance (using an appropriate route planning tool).

See full terms and conditions below.

Key Product Information

Tesco Travel Money is provided by Travelex

Tesco Travel Money ordered online or by telephone is provided by Travelex Currency Services Limited. Registered no. 03797356. Registered office: 4th floor, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG.

Tesco Travel Money ordered in store is provided by Travelex Agency Services Limited. Registered no. 04621879. Registered office: 4th floor, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG.

Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated. Issued by Wirecard Card Solutions Limited. Registered Office: 3rd Floor, Grainger Chambers, 3-5 Hood Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6JQ. Registered in England No. 07875693. Authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority to issue e-money (Firm Reference Number: 900051).

Contact us

If you've got a problem or query on your order, get in touch with us. We're here to help.