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When you load via the Qantas Money mobile app or website, you can lock in the exchange rate3 on up to 10 foreign currencies4 - including Canadian Dollars (CAD). Buying CAD before you head off will give you peace of mind that even if the rates move up or down while you’re away, your pre-loaded currencies won’t. Meaning you’ll always know exactly how much money you have available to spend for better budgeting abroad.

Check out today's rate below. The handy currency converter tool will tell you how much AU$1 will buy if you load CAD within the next four hours.3

En route to Canada? Well then it’s time to buy some Canadian Dollars (CAD) or bucks, and for the French speakers it’s huard or piastre. Be it Mounties, maple syrup or a moose, there are wonders from coast to coast.

Locals call the $1 coin a “loonie”, so the $2 is a “toonie” – logic at its finest! So spend your loonies skiing in the Rockies, and your toonies in Ottawa. Surely spotting their ever-so-dreamy Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is worth the trip?

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The great thing about travelling with a Qantas Pay card is that you can lock in the exchange rate of your desired currency prior to traveling3 - up to 10 exchange rates at one time4. Meaning you’ll always know exactly how much money you have, even when visiting more than one destination. Even better, you’ll earn Qantas Points on the foreign currency you spend. All you need to do is load your money onto your Qantas Pay card, via the Qantas Money mobile app or website. You can choose from instant load, bank transfer, or BPAY®, whichever suits you.

There are five banknotes and seven coins (in dollars and cents) in use in Canada.

The Canadians have a few odd words for some of their banknotes. Look out for a fin, a fiver or half a sawbuck – otherwise known as $5. A ten-spot, dime or sawbuck is $10. And you don’t want to lose your C-Notes, Bordens or onions, all ways of saying $100.

Canadian Dollar denominations


$5, $10, $20, $50 and $100


1¢, 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, 50¢, $1 and $2

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Canada's top destinations



Flanked by the Rockies, this vibrant, cosmopolitan metropolis offers something for everyone. There’s outdoors adventure (with skiing less than 30 minutes' drive from the city) and an eclectic arts circuit boasting some of the nation’s best galleries and live music. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, enjoy some of Canada’s finest West Coast cuisine.



Did you know that Toronto is the most multiculturally-diverse city on the planet? Though positively Canadian, this town has a real international vibe about it. See Niagara Falls in the morning then take in the view from the CN tower in the afternoon. Dine at some of the world’s best restaurants before catching a show, big or small, at any one of the theatres making up Toronto’s impressive theatre scene. Or just learn to become a lumberjack (no, really!)



Even if you miss the legendary comedy festival (how could you?), Montreal is guaranteed to leave you smiling. This city loves good food, good living and good company. Cafés, Jazz, world cinema – Montreal is a culture vulture’s paradise. Explore late-night restaurants where you’ll discover food and drink combinations quite unlike anywhere else in the world.