The Canadian dollar is the official currency of Canada first coming into circulation in 1858 and was originally printed by the Montreal Bank. The first banknotes issued by the Bank of Canada came along in 1934. In 2011 Canada began to produce a more durable polymer note similar to those used in Australia.
The denominations for the Canadian dollar are the same as Australia coming in banknotes of $100, $50, $20, $10 and $5 and coins of $2, $1, 50 cents, 20 cents, 10 cents, 5 cents.
So how much cash do you need in Canada? Food and Drink in Canada tend to be cheaper than in Australia but not by much so remember the conversion rate when ordering things in a restaurant otherwise you’ll assume you’re saving a lot more money than you really are. Transportation costs such as Taxi and Train are roughly the same cost as in Australia but domestic flights tend to be quite expensive so maybe opt for an option like a train or bus when travelling across the country.
Bottle of water: $1.80 CAD
Bottle of beer: $6 CAD
Dinner at a restaurant: $16 CAD
Mcdonalds meal: $10 CAD
Cappuccino: $4.20 CAD