security features of canadian dollars
On March 8, 2018, the new $10 bank note featuring Viola Desmond was unveiled during a ceremony at the Halifax Public Library. Learn more about the design and security features of the note.
This unique note celebrates our history, land and culture. This is only the fourth commemorative bank note issued by the Bank in its 80-year history.
The polymer bank notes (issued 2011–13) are highly secure, durable, innovative, and the designs celebrate Canada’s achievements at home, around the world, and in space.
Explore eight decades of portraits of Queen Elizabeth II on Canada’s bank notes. Also, learn about the design and security features of the Polymer Series, and discover our earlier series.
The Canadian Journey series of bank notes is designed to celebrate Canada’s history, culture, and achievements.
A brief historical overview of the first four series of notes issued by the Bank of Canada and the two commemorative notes issued in 1935 and 1967.
Robotics innovation is Canada’s ongoing contribution to the International Space Station program and demonstrates our commitment to space exploration. The Canadian-built Mobile Servicing System is the sophisticated robotics suite that helped to assemble the International Space Station in orbit. This system consists of Canadarm2, Dextre and the Mobile Base. On board the space station—a permanent orbiting research laboratory—international partners conduct scientific experiments, many of which result in an enhanced quality of life on earth. Canada’s contribution to the space program evokes pride and sparks the imagination and curiosity of our future leaders in science and technology.