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.

When it comes to buying travel money, we’ve got you covered. Get your currency sorted with one of these helpful services:

  • Over 300 in-store travel money bureaux open seven days a week.
  • Free home delivery when you spend £500 or more online.
  • Free Click & Collect from our in-store bureaux and over 100 customer service desks.
  • The choice to buy currency and prepaid travel money cards from our in-store travel money bureaux.

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

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Buy Canadian Dollars online and collect from over 400 Tesco stores

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Heading to Canada? Get Canadian Dollars from a Tesco store near you 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$70.00
  • Cappuccino: C$3.97
  • Pint of beer: C$7.00
  • Loaf of fresh white bread (500g): C$2.80
  • Taxi trip (business day 5 miles): C$23.00
  • One-way ticket on local transport: C$3.25
  • Litre of petrol: C$1.18

Prices calculated using a variety of sources. Checked March 2018.

Vancouver

Vancouver

  • Mid-range three-course meal for two: C$70.00
  • Cappuccino: C$4.23
  • Pint of beer: C$6.00
  • Soft drink: C$2.17
  • Loaf of fresh white bread (500g): C$3.31
  • Taxi trip (business day 5 miles): C$18.00
  • One-way ticket on local transport: C$2.80
  • Litre of petrol: C$1.38

Prices calculated using a variety of sources. Checked March 2018.

Calgary

Calgary

  • Mid-range three-course meal for two: C$80.00
  • Cappuccino: C$4.28
  • Pint of beer: C$6.25
  • Soft drink: C$2.14
  • Loaf of fresh white bread (500g): C$2.63
  • Taxi trip (business day 5 miles): C$19.00
  • One-way ticket on local transport: C$3.25
  • Litre of petrol: C$1.05

Prices calculated using a variety of sources. Checked March 2018.

Montreal

Montreal

  • Mid-range three-course meal for two: C$60.00
  • Cappuccino: C$3.61
  • Pint of beer: C$6.25
  • Soft drink: C$2.12
  • Loaf of fresh white bread (500g): C$3.27
  • Taxi trip (business day 5 miles): C$30.00
  • One-way ticket on local transport: C$3.25
  • Litre of petrol: C$1.22

Prices calculated using a variety of sources. Checked March 2018.

Halifax

Halifax

  • Mid-range three-course meal for two: C$70.00
  • Cappuccino: C$4.17
  • Pint of beer: C$6.00
  • Soft drink: C$1.91
  • Loaf of fresh white bread (500g): C$3.08
  • Taxi trip (business day 5 miles): C$18.00
  • One-way ticket on local transport: C$2.50
  • Litre of petrol: C$1.13

Prices calculated using a variety of sources. Checked March 2018.

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 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.

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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.

Multi-currency Cash Passport™ is issued by R. Raphael & Sons plc, pursuant to license by MasterCard International Inc. MasterCard® is registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated. R. Raphael & Sons plc is a UK bank authorised by the Prudential Regulatory Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulatory Authority (registration number 161302) and is permitted to issue e-money. Head office and registered office at 19/21 Shaftesbury Ave, London, W1D 7ED, company registration number 01288938.

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