AUD to CAD Exchange Rate and more

Travel like a local in Canada

Whether you’re heading to Canada to hit the snowfields up at whistler or visit the breathtaking Niagara Falls or just enjoy city life in Toronto you’re going to need to exchange some Aussie for Canadian dollars to help you along the way. Although Canada is a very developed country when it comes to technology and eftpos is widely available you don’t know what sort of fees are hidden for using international cards so be safe and take some cash with you wherever you go.

Use our currency calculator for AUD to CAD in order to help you understand how much things will cost on your holiday or simply sign up to our Rate Alert and we can send you a notification when your desired rate hits the market. Being one of the most traded currency in the world your best to get your travel budget early and watch for the best exchange rate for your trip.

The Canadian Dollar?

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.

Average Costs:

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



Remember to try and use up all your coins before you return home