Best GBP to CAD exchange rates today

Find the deal when converting your British pounds to Canadian dollars.

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If you’re a forex investor or simply looking to trade British pounds for Canadian dollars, get the most for your money with a strong exchange rate.

Today’s mid-market rate

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= $CAD 1.7174

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How does the British pound trade against the Canadian dollar historically?

During the 20th century, the GBP to CAD exchange rate averaged at 2.03, and the last 10 years have brought the exchange rate to under 2.0.

The decline of the British pound accelerated after the Brexit vote in 2016 — Britain’s proposed exit from the EU. The GBP has fallen against the CAD, reaching 1.63 in January 2017 compared with 1.97 a year earlier. As Britain heads toward more tumultuous times, the pound will fall even further.

British pound to Canadian dollar exchange rate history

Using historical data to forecast the GBP to CAD exchange rate, we’ve put together the average exchange rate for the British pound against the Canadian dollar past week.

Feb 22 Feb 23 Feb 24 Feb 25 Feb 26 Feb 27 Feb 28
1 GBP = 1.7141 Inverse: 0.5834 1.7166 Inverse: 0.5825 1.7176 Inverse: 0.5822 1.7268 Inverse: 0.5791 1.7223 Inverse: 0.5806 1.7251 Inverse: 0.5797 1.7174 Inverse: 0.5823

Average exchange rate over the past 6 months.

Oct 2019 Oct 2019 Nov 2019 Dec 2019 Jan 2020 Feb 2020
1 GBP = 1.6248 Inverse: 0.6155 1.6753 Inverse: 0.5969 1.7197 Inverse: 0.5815 1.7608 Inverse: 0.5679 1.7074 Inverse: 0.5857 1.7281 Inverse: 0.5787

Average exchange rate over the past 10 years.

2009201020112012201320142015201620172018
1 GBP =1.7666
Inverse: 0.5661
1.5447
Inverse: 0.6474
1.5839
Inverse: 0.6313
1.5974
Inverse: 0.6260
1.5695
Inverse: 0.6371
1.8514
Inverse: 0.5401
1.8376
Inverse: 0.5442
1.8337
Inverse: 0.5454
1.7642
Inverse: 0.5668
1.7673
Inverse: 0.5658

What affects GBP to CAD exchange rates?

Factors that affect how any currency trades against another are sociopolitical atmosphere, prices and inflation rates, foreign trade and monetary policy and export-to-import price ratios.

Less aggressive factors are consumer confidence about the economy and economic growth, the strength of other currencies, investor speculation and day-to-day news about natural disasters, elections and new government policies.

Bottom line

To exchange your GBP to CAD rates, consider the economy and how it measures up against other currencies. To avoid paying more than you have to, find a money transfer company that charges low fees and keeps its exchange rates as close to the mid-market rate as possible.

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