Do you buy back Canadian Dollars?
If you don’t spend all your travel money in Canada, don’t worry.
We buy back most foreign currency notes in denominations we sell (buy back rates vary daily). Simply bring it to one of our instore bureaux.
Are you a Nectar member?
We’ll give you a better exchange rate on your Canadian Dollars*.
Whether you’re buying instore or online, all you need to do is tell us your Nectar card number.
Not a Nectar member? No problem. Just download the Nectar app or register at nectar.com.
Useful information about the Canadian Dollar
Facts and figures
- The Canadian Dollar is the official currency of Canada
- The currency code is CAD and the currency symbol is $
- Canada has the 10th largest economy in the world
- $1 and $2 coins are affectionately known as the loonie and the toonie (note that we don’t sell or buy coins)
- In 2017, The Royal Canadian Mint released the world’s first glow-in-the-dark coin to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary
- The $20 note has a portrait of the late Queen Elizabeth II
The cost of visiting Canada
The price you pay in Canada will depend on the city you’re visiting and the budget you’ve got to play with.
Why not check out our currency converter to see how many Canadian Dollars you can get for your Pounds.
Please bear in mind that visitors flying to Canada need an electronic travel authorisation (eTA) to enter the country. This costs $7 CAD and you can apply for it through the Government of Canada's official website.
Top attractions in Canada
Some of the most popular attractions in Canada include:
- Nahanni National Park Reserve
- Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
- Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve
- Athabasca Glacier - the most popular way to get on the glacier is via the Columbia Icefield Adventure tour
- Butchart Gardens
If you’re planning on doing a lot of sightseeing, it may be worth getting a Parks Canada Discovery Pass. The pass is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase and gives you unlimited admission to over 80 destinations. Passes are currently priced at $72.25 for an adult (aged 18-64), $61.75 for a senior (aged 65+) and $145.25 for a family/group of up to 7 people arriving in a single vehicle. Family/group admission does not apply to commercial groups. For a commercial fee list, you should contact Parks Canada’s travel trade team at email@example.com.
Parks Canada adjusts their fees every two years based on changes in the Consumer Price Index. The next fee adjustment will be 1 January 2024. If you’re travelling with children (aged 17 and under), admission to all national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas operated by Parks Canada is free of charge.
Need a different currency?
Planning an epic road trip from Canada to the US? If you’re travelling to more than one country, we have over 50 currencies available, including the US dollar.
Travel tools and guides
Whether you’re heading on a relaxing city break or non-stop adventure, our handy guides are here to help.