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GBP to CAD - Exchange Rate Overview

Pound Sterling to Canadian Dollar exchange rates can vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money/Card transactions as shown below.

 
 

£1,000 GBP
=
C$1,701 CAD

*Converted at interbank exchange rate, scroll down to compare foreign transfer and spend/travel exchange rates.


 

Latest interbank exchange rate:

1 GBP = 1.7011 CAD

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GBP to CAD 90-day trend
1-DAY0.6% (1d) 30-DAY-LO (7d)
GBP/CAD at 1.7029 was trading 1.3% below AVG:1.7256 with LO:1.663 and HI:1.7938 (90 days). There are no current rate alerts.

Convert GBP to CAD More Charts


Pound Sterling to Canadian Dollar - Quick Conversions

GBP CAD
£ 1 C$ 1.7011
£ 5 C$ 8.5055
£ 10 C$ 17.01
£ 20 C$ 34.02
£ 50 C$ 85.06
£ 100 C$ 170.11
£ 250 C$ 425.28
£ 500 C$ 850.55
£ 1,000 C$ 1,701
£ 2,000 C$ 3,402
£ 5,000 C$ 8,506
£ 10,000 C$ 17,011
£ 50,000 C$ 85,055
£ 100,000 C$ 170,110
More amounts
GBP CAD
£ 0.5879 C$ 1
£ 2.9395 C$ 5
£ 5.8790 C$ 10
£ 11.76 C$ 20
£ 29.40 C$ 50
£ 58.79 C$ 100
£ 146.98 C$ 250
£ 293.95 C$ 500
£ 587.90 C$ 1,000
£ 1,176 C$ 2,000
£ 2,940 C$ 5,000
£ 5,879 C$ 10,000
£ 29,395 C$ 50,000
£ 58,790 C$ 100,000
More amounts

To calculate your own GBP/CAD amounts use our Convert GBP to CAD quick calculator.


Comparing Foreign Exchange Providers

The total cost you are charged by your foreign exchange provider consists of the margin from the mid-rate offered plus any fixed or percentage fees. These margins and fees vary significantly for International Money Transfers, Travel Money and prepaid multi-currency Travel Card transactions.

The Exchange rate you are offered can also vary significantly depending on the transaction type (transfer, cash or card), currency pair and amount. The below table shows an example of total costs charged by FX specialists and banks for GBP/CAD International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the current interbank mid-rate.

 
Foreign Transfer Provider Receive CAD(C$) Exchange RateFee GBPDeal Links
OFX logo
C$1,687.5
0.8%
Best Overall
1.6875£0^
TorFX logo
C$1,677.4
1.39%
C$10 less
1.67740
WorldFirst logo
C$1,692.6
0.5%
C$5.1 more
1.69260
HSBC logo
C$1,641.33
3.51%
C$46 less
1.6438£1.50
Natwest Bank logo
C$1,612.54
5.21%
C$75 less
1.637115
Citibank International Money Transfers
Citibank logo
C$1,609.16
5.4%
C$78 less
1.628712
Santander International Money Transfers
Santander logo
C$1,605.78
5.6%
C$82 less
1.622£10.00
Lloyds TSB logo
C$1,582.99
6.94%
C$105 less
1.615320
Banks - Average Rate
Citibank logo Santander logo Lloyds TSB logo HSBC logo Natwest Bank logo
C$1,610
5.33%
C$77 less
1.629415
 
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OFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:£0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally 7GBP for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:1.6875 (0.8% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CAD) C$1,687.5
Total Cost:0.8%
Time:
Rate Fetched: 17:28 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 
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TorFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.6774 (1.39% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CAD) C$1,677.4
Total Cost:1.39%
Difference:
C$10 CAD less than using OFX
Time:17:28 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.7/5.0
Reviews:
 
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WorldFirst: Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.6926 (0.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CAD) C$1,692.6
Total Cost:0.5%
Difference:
C$5.1 CAD more than using OFX
Time:17:28 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 
HSBC logo
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HSBC: Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:£1.50 GBP (.15%)
Exchange Rate:1.6438 (3.37% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CAD) C$1,641.33
Total Cost:3.51%
Difference:
C$46 CAD less than using OFX
Time:17:28 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Natwest Bank logo
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Natwest Bank: Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.6371 (3.76% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CAD) C$1,612.54
Total Cost:5.21%
Difference:
C$75 CAD less than using OFX
Time:17:28 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Citibank logo
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Citibank: Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:12
Exchange Rate:1.6287 (4.26% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CAD) C$1,609.16
Total Cost:5.4%
Difference:
C$78 CAD less than using OFX
Time:17:28 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Santander logo
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Santander: Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:£10.00 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.6220 (4.65% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CAD) C$1,605.78
Total Cost:5.6%
Difference:
C$82 CAD less than using OFX
Time:17:28 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 
Lloyds TSB logo
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Lloyds TSB: Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:1.6153 (5.04% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CAD) C$1,582.99
Total Cost:6.94%
Difference:
C$105 CAD less than using OFX
Time:17:28 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Banks - Average Rate
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Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.6170 (4.94% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CAD) C$1,610
Total Cost:5.33%
Difference:
C$77 CAD less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:
Services:
 
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Snapshot 06/04/2020 - View live rates
 

The below comparison table displays the margins and possible savings when you order travel money online with a currency specialist rather than in-person from banks and currency kiosks.

Provider Amount CAD(C$) Exchange RateFee GBPDeal Links
C$1,700.2
0.05%
Best Overall
1.70020
C$1,684.14
1%
C$16 less
1.6926£5.00
Post Office Money Foreign Cash
Post Office Money logo
C$1,630.1
4.17%
C$70 less
1.63010
Travelex Online logo
C$1,628.8
4.25%
C$71 less
1.6288£0^
Citibank Foreign Cash
Citibank logo
C$1,597.5
6.09%
C$103 less
1.616912
Santander Foreign Cash
Santander logo
C$1,584.5
6.85%
C$116 less
1.6005£10.00
Banks - Average Rate
Citibank logo Santander logo Lloyds TSB logo Natwest Bank logo
C$1,582
7.02%
C$118 less
1.604615
Natwest Bank logo
C$1,576.49
7.33%
C$124 less
1.600515
Lloyds TSB logo
C$1,568.49
7.8%
C$132 less
1.600520
 
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Revolut: Travel Money GBP→CAD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:1.7002 (-0.05% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CAD) C$1,700.2
Total Cost:0.05%
Time:17:28 Local
Currency Services:Physical or Virtual cards
Delivery/Collect:Card delivery 3-5 days
Rating:
 
: 4/5.0
Reviews:
 
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TransferWise: Travel Money GBP→CAD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:£5.00 GBP (0.5% + £1)
Exchange Rate:1.6926 (-0.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CAD) C$1,684.14
Total Cost:1%
Time:17:28 Local
Currency Services:Multi-currency debit card with linked foreign bank accounts
Delivery/Collect:5-7 days
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 
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Post Office Money: Travel Money GBP→CAD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:1.6301 (-4.17% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CAD) C$1,630.1
Total Cost:4.17%
Time:17:28 Local
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
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Travelex Online: Travel Money GBP→CAD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:£0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:1.6288 (-4.25% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CAD) C$1,628.8
Total Cost:4.25%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Thu Jun 04 2020 17:15:03 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
Citibank logo
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Citibank: Travel Money GBP→CAD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:12
Exchange Rate:1.6169 (-4.95% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CAD) C$1,597.5
Total Cost:6.09%
Time:17:28 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Santander logo
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Santander: Travel Money GBP→CAD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:£10.00 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.6005 (-5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CAD) C$1,584.5
Total Cost:6.85%
Time:17:28 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 
Banks - Average Rate
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Travel Money GBP→CAD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.6005 (-5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CAD) C$1,582
Total Cost:7.02%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 
Natwest Bank logo
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Natwest Bank: Travel Money GBP→CAD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.6005 (-5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CAD) C$1,576.49
Total Cost:7.33%
Time:17:28 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Lloyds TSB logo
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Lloyds TSB: Travel Money GBP→CAD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:1.6005 (-5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CAD) C$1,568.49
Total Cost:7.8%
Time:17:28 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
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Snapshot 06/04/2020 - View live rates
 
 

Canadian Dollar (CAD) Country Guides

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Pound Sterling and Canadian Dollar Forecasts

When determining the best time to make a foreign exchange transaction, in this case the GBP vs CAD, you should pay attention to the recent market trends for both currencies.

Pound Sterling (GBP)

GBP will rise to 1.25 against the euro according to Standard Bank. The coronavirus pandemic has replaced Brexit in the headlines and means that the deadline for a trade deal with the Eurozone this year could either be pushed back, delaying a risk for the currency, or see more favorable terms given to the U.K.

This is a remarkable change of fortunes for GBP which was sold-off after the Brexit vote and again after the virus forced a lockdown in London, the world’s largest foreign-exchange centre. Against the dollar, sterling touched the lowest level in 35 years in March as traders sought the safety of the USD.

Read more in the article GBP Forecasts.

 

Canadian Dollar (CAD)

Growing fears of the coronavirus outbreak has moved the market into safer currencies such as the USD and away from AUD, NZD and CAD.

The threat of proxy war between the US and Iran in Iraq also pared back some of the gains the Loonie had made coming into the New Year.

The Canadian dollar was range bound during the second half of 2019 oscillating between US75c and US76.5c. Mid-year the loonie stormed ahead in June and July, rising to what turned out to be the 2019 high against the US dollar of US76.7cents and to 8-month highs against the euro, pound, Australian and New Zealand dollars. Against the Aussie, a minimal additional increase would take CAD to a 9-year high.

Supporting the loonie was a 10 percent rise in the oil price (oil is among Canada’s most exported products but is volatile and can’t be relied upon), a large and welcome jump in inflation, and dovishness at major central banks of the world, including the Federal Reserve, ECB and RBA.

The USMCA was signed by the United States, Mexico and Canadian on November 30 at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires. Any delay to Canadian ratification of the USMCA trade deal would have likely depressed sentiment on Canada’s currency.

Read more in the article CAD Forecasts.


How to get Best GBP to CAD Exchange Rates

All foreign exchange providers charge a fee for providing their service and this fee is usually contained within the exchange rate margin (or difference to the mid-rate).

The transaction margin you end up being charged can be considerably reduced by around a few percent (of total amount being exchanged) for travel money and possibly over 5% to 6% when sending money. The exact potential savings depends on the currencies being exchanged and the amount you are transferring and if you are willing to shop around.

Our real-time foreign transfer and travel money/cards comparison calculators make shopping around easy and help you calculate how much you can save.

 

What is a good GBP to CAD exchange rate?

This is a difficult question and the answer really depends on many factors. The best way to consider an exchange rate's relative value is to look at the rate's history.

The following table looks at the change in the GBP to CAD exchange rate over periods upto 10 years.

GBP/CADPeriod to 03-JunDateRate
0.6% ▲1 Week27 May 20201.6869
3.2% ▼30 Days04 May 20201.7530
2.1% ▼90 Days05 Mar 20201.7343
0.2% ▼1 Year04 Jun 20191.7013
10.7% ▼5 Years05 Jun 20151.9005
11.1% ▲10 Years06 Jun 20101.5282
GBP/CAD 10 year rates & changes to 03-Jun-2020 (1.6976)
 

When is the best time to exchange GBP to CAD?

Getting a good market rate is all about timing to help with this you can use BER Smart Alerts to make the most of currency movements.

Rather than requiring you to set a target rate, our rate alerts work differently. We check for daily high/lows and changes (up/down) over a range of periods up to 90 days rather than requiring you to set target rates.

Setup BER.me FX Alerts

 

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