- Best Money Transfer Service - TransferWise, as revealed by our extensive research into international money transfers.
- Best Debit Card for Canadian Dollars - The TransferWise Debit Card (best NZD:CAD rate, and 0% foreign currency fees if you withdraw up to NZ$350 within a 30-day rolling period (and then a 2% fee of anything above that).
- Best Credit Card for Canadian Dollars - The Flight Centre Mastercard outperforms all other cards given its 0% overseas currency conversion fee.
- ATMs Availability and Costs - ATMs are common all over Canada. It's rare to be charged an 'international withdrawal fee' or similar. Find out what your bank's international debit card and credit card fees here.
- All Travel Money Cards support Canadian Dollars - our comparison guide reveals which card offers the best deal.
- Save money when withdrawing or spending Canadian Dollars with our foreign exchange guide.
- Like New Zealand, Canadian Dollars come in $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 notes.
Suggested money tip when arriving and travelling in Canada:
- Bring around NZD$300 in cash which you can use as a safety net and exchange at most money changers at hotels or at kiosks in major cities.
- Withdraw the amount of CAD you think you will need for your stay.
- Avoid airport money exchange kiosks - they most likely offer the worst exchange rates. ATMs give you the market exchange rate without the greedy commission.
- Leftover CAD? If you have a small amount of CAD remaining, you can use them to settle your hotel bill extras, transfers back to the airport and/or apply them to a duty free purchase on departure (you can pay part cash, part card). Alternatively, banks will buy back CAD when you return to New Zealand for a better exchange rate than any airport kiosk.