Get ready for your trip to Canada. Order your Canadian Dollars at Manor FX today. Our great exchange rates mean you'll have more CAD cash to spend. Have your Canadian Dollar banknotes delivered securely to your home or office, or pick them up from the Manor FX bureau near Heathrow.
Manor FX offers fast delivery times and a fuss-free online ordering process for your Canadian dollar travel money.
Travel advise: payments in Canada
Jet off well-informed to Canada. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in Canada.
Yes. You'll be able to pay for most of your purchases by credit or debit card in Canada. Unlike in the US, Canadian card terminals do support chip and pin payments. That means that British cards can be used without problems in Canada.
Contactless payments are available in Canada for purchases of up to $100 CAD. Some vendors may require a minimum purchase amount before accepting card payments.
If you are going to pay by card in Canada: Be aware of currency conversion fees and bank fees for card payments in Canada: Your bank's CAD to GBP exchange rate may be not that good. This is how banks make money. Before using your bank card for payments in North America it's certainly a good idea to contact your bank. This will avoid your card becoming blocked due to international transactions that your bank may find suspicious.
Cash is still a popular and convenient payment method in Canada. We recommend that you take at least some Canadian Dollar banknotes with you on your trip to Canada.
Having Canadian Dollar banknotes at hand means you'll have peace of mind, as a fallback option if card payments are declined for whatever reason.
Canada is a big country and prices vary depending which area you visit. In Toronto, a coffee in a cafe will cost around $4.50 CAD. For a three-course meal in a mid-range restaurant the bill will be around $40-$50 CAD.
The overall cost of living in Canada is very similar to the cost of living in the UK. On average, prices in Canada are 4% higher than prices in the UK.
It's recommended that you leave a tip of 15%-20% in Canada to reward good service. Waiting staff aren't paid high wages and they depend on tips for their income.
Banknotes in Canada
The current Canadian Dollar banknotes are made of polymer and have a large see-through window. The older, paper, Canadian banknotes are still accepted for payments in Canada and circulate alongside the polymer dollar bills.
The banknotes in circulation in Canada are $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 CAD.
Coins in Canada
Canadian coins range from 1c to $2 CAD. Did you get back from Canada with some leftover coins? Our sister company Leftover Currency can help you to exchange Canadian Dollar coins back to cash.
Canada's currency import and export regulations
Travelers can import an unrestricted amount of foreign currencies into Canada and must declare values over $10,000 CAD. The same applies to exporting currency from Canada.
Ordering Canadian Dollars online
Order Canadian Dollars online and have them delivered fast and securely to your home or office, with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or pick them up from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy Canadian Dollars online.
Selling back Canadian Dollars
If you have Canadian Dollars to sell, follow this link to exchange Canadian Dollars to Pounds, click on 'sell currency' and select 'CAD Canadian Dollar'. We'll pay good rates for your leftover Canadian Dollars.