How to Exchange Currency in Canada

Juliet D'cruz

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One of the most difficult parts of traveling is figuring out how to exchange currency. 

The reason experienced travelers think this is the most complicated and time-consuming part of travel is that you need to figure out where to go and what place offers the best value.

You may see money exchange places everywhere, but if you are losing half of your money on exchanging fees, it’s not worth it.

If you want to find the best ways to exchange money, keep on reading!

Exchange Currency at the Airport

One of the easiest and most convenient ways to exchange money is at the Canadian airport. 

The reason this is so efficient is that you don’t have to waste gas driving to a new location and because it is safe.

The reason an airport is a safe place for currency exchange is due to the fact that you don’t have to worry about being in an unsafe location where someone can be waiting to steal from you and because you know that the money you are receiving won’t be counterfeit.

As much as we may like to support small businesses, getting mugged on the way to exchange money is not in our best interest and it is best to stay in safe areas such as airports.

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Duty-Free Shops

Since over 10.5 million people travel to Canada by car, it’s safe to say that airports are not always the most convenient way to get Canadian currency.

When you arrive at the Canadian border, there will be duty-free shops that offer currency exchange. They often have a decent exchange value and they offer items with no taxes which will make buying gifts and souvenirs a breeze. 

For last-minute gift-buyers, you have double the incentive to go!

Cryptocurrency Trading

Since technology is always shifting and advancing, so is our money.

Many people have heard of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin but may have no clue what it actually is. Well, let’s explain.

The cryptocurrency was created in 2009 and is essentially a form of money that is used online to purchase goods. By using real money, you purchase any form of cryptocurrency of your choice and use that instead of your actual money.

You may ask, why not just use a card?

If you have a credit card or debit card they can take that and use it if you do not have a pin or safety features on it such as freezing your account.

Crypto is the safest way to carry money because you need a code to access your account via phone. This means that if anyone wanted to take your money, they can’t. Also, it’s the best currency exchange because you get to evenly exchange your money with no absurdly high fees.

Exchange Your Money Conveniently and Wisely

As many options as you have to exchange currency, you want to make sure you choose the best option for you.

Whether you like quick and easy steps such as going to the nearest location and exchanging cash or you like to save as much money as possible with cryptocurrency, you have tons of options to choose from and it ultimately depends on your personal preference. 

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