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Best places to exchange currency in Edmonton

Find the best deal on cash in Canada's Festival City.

Spend more time exploring Edmonton and less time searching for ATMs. Exchanging cash at a currency office or, even better, before your trip is key to seeing more sights like the Muttart Conservatory or TELUS World of Science. Make a plan to secure Canadian dollars now so you can focus on the fun part of your trip.

Where can I exchange my money in Edmonton?

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1. Calforex

You can find Calforex branches in South Edmonton and West Edmonton Mall. It’s open seven days a week and has over 100 currencies in stock.

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2. International Currency Exchange

ICE is conveniently located at Edmonton City Centre and the international airport. You can order your cash online and pick it up seven days a week.

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3. Unimoni Exchange

Located off Calgary Trail South near Whitemud Drive, Unimoni is open six days a week and you can pay with cash or debit card on site. If you want to learn more about Unimoni, check out our full review.


Tips for getting the best deal when exchanging money

  • Do a quick comparison. Most foreign exchange vendors have online calculators that you can use to find the best deal.
  • Know the interbank rate. Look for the interbank rate, also known as the mid-market rate, on Google or Reuters before you start shopping. This will let you know how wide a margin each company is charging.
  • Opt for cash over card. Your bank might ding you with hidden charges and fees on the other end.
  • Avoid ATMs. ATMs are run by banks who are notorious for offering dismal exchange rates. Visit a reputable foreign exchange service to save money on your next transaction.
  • Don’t exchange at the airport. Buy your currency before you leave or wait until you head into the city center to avoid high airport rates.

Compare money transfer services

Our table lets you compare the services you can use to send money abroad. Compare services on transfer speeds and fees, then click Go to site when you're ready to send.
Name Product Filter Values Fastest Transfer Speed Fees (Pay by Bank Transfer) Learn More
OFX
24 hours
$0

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OFX has no maximum limit transfers, with competitive exchange rates for 45+ currencies.
Dunbridge Financial
Dunbridge Financial
24 hours
$0

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Dunbridge Financial offers diverse transfer options to more than 120 countries.
CurrencyTransfer
24 hours
$0
SPECIAL OFFER ✓ Minimum transfer of $1,000 for Finder readers (normally £5,000)

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Exclusive: Minimum transfer of $1,000 for Finder readers (normally $5,000).
CurrencyTransfer lets you shop around for the best exchange rate on its online marketplace.
XE
Within minutes
$3

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XE has fast transfers with low fees and a range of foreign currency tools.
WorldRemit
Within an hour
From $1.99

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WorldRemit sends money to 110+ countries for bank-to-bank deposits, cash pick-ups or mobile top-ups.
Wise (TransferWise)
Within an hour
From $2.26

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Wise uses the mid-market rate and transparent fees to help you send money in 45+ currencies.
Instarem
Within an hour
$1

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Exclusive: Use code GET60 and save $30 on each transaction over $200. Valid for the first two transactions and till 31st July 2021. T&Cs apply.
Instarem offers zero transfer fees on all transfers.
Remitly
Within minutes
From $0
SPECIAL OFFER ✓ Free transfers and better exchange rates available for new customers

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Special offers like free transfers and better exchange rates available for new customers.
Remitly has quick, affordable transfers around the world, with both express and economy options.
Western Union
Within an hour
From $0

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Western Union sends money online to friends and family in 200+ countries around the world.
MoneyGram
Within an hour
From $0

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MoneyGram has fast cash pick-up transfers to more than 350,000 agent locations worldwide.
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Bottom line

If you’re heading to Edmonton and need cash, research ahead of time to get the best deal on the exchange. And if your money needs to get there without you, compare money transfer providers to find the best exchange rate.

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