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Canada is the home of some of the most beautiful, jaw dropping resorts in the world. Maybe you’re looking to Ski in the rockies, visit the CN tower in Toronto or venture on the naughty pub walk in Ottawa. Whatever your plans, there’s one thing you’re definitely going to need – Canadian Dollars.
Canadian dollars are not to be confused with US dollars. They are completely different currencies. In fact the quickest way to frustrate a Canadian is to utter the sentence “Not your dollars, real dollars”. The basic denominations work the same, but they are different currencies.
Getting your money exchanged in advance is one of the best ways to squeeze the very most from your money. There are several ways to
purchase Canadian Dollars, but by far the quickest, easiest and most hassle-free way is to buy Canadian dollars online. Exchanging your currency online allows you to get the very best Canadian dollar exchange rates, all from the comfort of your own home.
Depending on where you live, you can then choose to either pick your money up or have it delivered directly to your home. Purchasing online really is the best way to get the very best rate. And perhaps with that extra money you saved you could sample a famous Canadian dish like Ginger Beef.
The Loonies and the Toonies The Canadian dollar is made up of 100 cents like the US dollar. Coins are made up of one-cents (Although as of May 4th 2012 one-cents are no longer being produced – all prices are now rounded up to the nearest five-cents), five-cents, ten-cents and twenty five-cents, as well as fifty-cents.
Canadians also have one-dollar and two-dollar coins. Although you’re more likely to hear them called “loonies” and “toonies”, respectively. Canadian Notes come in denominations of $1, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 dollars. Although larger stores and companies will accept $50 and $100 bills, many smaller companies will not.
Considerations When Exchanging Canadian Dollars Online Ordering your Canadian dollars online is the easiest, safest and cost-effective to exchange your currency. Below are just a few questions to ask when ordering your Canadian dollars online.
How many Canadian Dollars should I take? Obviously this all depends on how long you are going for and the activities you plan on undertaking. The most likely areas you’ll spend your money is for food & drinks, transport, entertainment, emergencies and (If you’re feeling nice) holiday gifts.
Does it matter if I pay by credit card when exchanging my money? Yes. You may be given the option to pay with a credit card, but avoid this option – use your debit card instead. It’s likely that you will be charged a fee for using your credit card, which means any savings you may make, would potentially be lost.
I’ve ordered my CAD, now what? Now you’ve ordered your money, you need to decide how you are going to get it. If you are having your money delivered to your house make sure you know what address you want it to go to. Some companies will only send your money to the address the debit or credit card you use is registered to.
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