Pounds GBP to Canadian dollars
CAD exchange rate

  • Buy Canadian dollars online at Post Office

  • Check the GBP to Canadian dollar exchange rate for the best deal

  • Order your Canadian dollars online and pick up in branch the next working day

Buy travel money

GBP The minimum spend is £400

Buy more for a better online rate

Min £400.00, max £2,500.00

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Canada’s calling. Get your travel money here

It’s easy to buy your Canadian dollar currency from Post Office. You can do it online, in participating branches, or on a secure, convenient Travel Money Card. 

With Click & Collect, you can order Canadian currency online and pick it up from your nearest branch. Do it by 3pm and you can collect the next working day. Or we’ll deliver it to your home. Buying online could get you a better rate than in branch. And buying when the pound to Canadian dollar exchange rate is good can save you more.

We’ll buy back any spare currency notes you bring home. We’ll refund your travel money if your trip gets cancelled. And you can get your travel insurance for Canada and other destinations sorted with Post Office, too.

Get our best rates online. The more you buy, the better the rate

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Get your Canadian currency from us


We make it easy to get dollars at a competitive rate before your trip to Canada:


  • Get 0% commission on over 60 different foreign currencies
  • Order Travel Money online or in selected Post Office branch (find one near you), up to five days in advance
  • Order online for a better rate on Canadian dollars (minimum £400 online order value)
  • Order from £400 to £2,500 – and get better rates the more you spend
  • Free home delivery for online orders of £500 or more (£4.99 delivery for orders under £500)
  • Order by 3pm on a working day for delivery the next working day*
  • Order on Friday and get home delivery on Saturday for just £1.50
  • Show us your receipt and we’ll buy back your leftover Canadian banknotes commission-free
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*We’ll send your currency via Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm.

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Click & Collect at branch

Get hold of your holiday money quickly. Pick it up from your nearest of 11,500 Post Office branches.

Click & Deliver service

Want your cash delivered tomorrow? Order by 3pm today for delivery to your home.

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Canadian currency on a card

You can also load Canadian dollars onto our Travel Money Card. Pay anywhere you see the Mastercard® sign. Top up it up with our Travel app. Even switch between currencies with ease.

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How far will my Canadian dollars go?

Exchange rates change regularly. If you’re not travelling right away it’s worth keeping an eye on how the pound compares with the Canadian dollar and buying when GBP is strong.

If you’re travelling on a budget it’s possible to get a taste of the Canadian way of life for around C$75 per day by visiting out of peak season, staying in hostels, self-catering and taking public transport wherever possible.

Visitors wishing to stay in hotels or B&Bs, hire a car and eat out at least once a day can expect a daily spend of between C$150 to C$200 and upwards.

  • Have smaller notes handy – some businesses may not accept larger ones, though this won’t usually be a problem in larger cities
  • Remember to tip – adding a 15% tip in bars and restaurants, hotels and in cabs is usual
  • Budget for tax too – you'll be charged a Goods and Services Tax (GST) in Canada, though a 50% discount on it may be possible on accommodation booked through a tour operator along with flights or car rental
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Some common questions

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Post Office Travel Money Card is an electronic money product issued by First Rate Exchange Services Ltd pursuant to license by Mastercard International. First Rate Exchange Services Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales with number 4287490 whose registered office is Great West House, Great West Road, Brentford, TW8 9DF, (Financial Services Register No. 900412). Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated.