Money Changers with Best Exchange Rates in Vancouver

Vancouver Travel Guides / March 27, 2017
Money Changers with Best Exchange Rates in Vancouver Image credit: Happy Currency Exchange Inc

The Canadian Dollar (CAD) is the official currency used in Canada. One dollar is equivalent to 100 cents. The currency comes in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 CAD bills. Coins are available in 1, 5, 10, and 25 cents, 1 CAD and 2 CAD.

Majority of currency exchange shops in Vancouver are located in Downtown or on W Broadway Avenue.

For the best rates and friendly service, check out the family-owned Charlie’s Currency Exchange in downtown. Vancouver Bullion & Currency Exchange is also a trustworthy destination to visit for a good rate and good customer service transaction.

If you bring traveler’s cheques along, you can exchange them at banks or at branches of global currency companies like International Currency Exchange.

Continue reading to know more about other recommended money changers in Vancouver and find those that are convenient for you.

1. Money Changers in Downtown Vancouver

Money Changers in Downtown Vancouver Image credit: Radius Kuntoro

The Downtown is home to many currency exchange shops, including the famous Charlie’s Currency Exchange, which is well known for offering best exchange rates in the market.

Most of the forex shops in Downtown Vancouver operate 6 days a week, from Monday to Saturday. Only Charlie’s Currency Exchange and International Currency Exchange branch at Robson St. are open 7 days a week.

Recommended money changers
1) Charlie’s Currency Exchange

  • Established in 2003
  • This shop is just a 1-minute walk from Nordstrom Pacific Centre
  • Address: 827 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1K7, Canada
  • Phone: +1 604-688-2500
  • Opening hours: Mon to Fri 09:00 – 18:00, Sat 10:00 – 16:00, Sun 12:00 – 17:00
  • Daily rates: http://charliescurrency.ca/rates.html

2) Vancouver Bullion & Currency Exchange – Main branch

  • More than 25 years in the field
  • Located across CF Pacific Centre
  • Address: 800 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2V6, Canada
  • Phone: +1 604-685-1008
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00
  • Daily rates: https://www.vbce.ca/rates

3) Javan Exchange

  • Located near Holiday Inn
  • Address: 819 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1B7, Canada
  • Phone: +1 604-689-2000
  • Opening hours: Mon to Fri 09:00 – 18:00, Sat 10:00 – 17:00

4) International Currency Exchange

  • This branch is just 1 minute away on foot from the post office
  • Address: 1169 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1B5, Canada
  • Phone: +1 604-683-9666
  • Opening hours: Daily 10:00 – 20:00

5) Everforex Currency Exchange

  • Within walking distance from Delta Hotel and Conference Plaza
  • Address: 489 Richards St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6H6, Canada
  • Phone: +1 800-699-4816
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00, Saturday 11:00 – 15:00

2. Money Changers on W Broadway Avenue

Money Changers on W Broadway Avenue Image credit: Knightsbridge Foreign Exchange Vancouver

The money changers on W Broadway are located along the stretch from the intersections of Granville Street and Yukon Street. These forex shops are open from Monday to Saturday, and close on Sundays.

We also list below Vancouver Bullion & Currency Exchange – South Granville branch, a highly praised currency exchange service provider in the area. Its location is just 30m away from the intersection of W Broadway Avenue and Granville Street.

Recommended money changers
1) Vancouver Bullion & Currency Exchange – South Granville branch

  • Address: 2576 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G8, Canada
  • Phone: +1 604-739-3997
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00; Saturday 10:00 – 16:00
  • Daily rates: https://www.vbce.ca/rates

2) Knightsbridge Foreign Exchange

  • Located in the same building as Service Canada centre
  • Address: 1285 W Broadway #600, Vancouver, BC V6H 3X8, Canada
  • Phone: +1 604-229-1065
  • Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 09:30 – 17:00

3) Happy Currency Exchange

  • Located across Rosewood Home and Condo Furniture Outlet.
  • Address: 409 W Broadway #101, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1R4, Canada
  • Phone: +1 604-873-8808
  • Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 09:30 – 18:00
  • Daily rates: https://happycurrency.com/rates

4) Kingmark Currency Exchange

  • Located in front of HSBC Bank
  • Address: 610 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1G1, Canada
  • Phone: +1 604-336-1466
  • Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 09:15 – 17:30
  • Daily rates: http://www.kingmark.ca/exchange-rates/