March 2 - June 8

From Beaver Pelts to Bitcoin
Family Program & Exhibition Launch
SAT Mar 9 | 1-3 PM

Decoding E-Money

March 2, 2019 - June 8, 2019

It’s in your gift cards and maybe even your transit pass. It’s starting to appear on your phone. How far is it going to go and why is the Bank of Canada interested? Come take a look at the recent past and near future of e-money in this dynamic new exhibition by the Bank of Canada Museum. Expect cutting-edge interactives and eye-opening descriptive graphics that are aimed at all ages.

Decoding E-Money explores the voyage of your dollars from purchase to deposit through various traditional and e-payment systems. Explore more than 60 artifacts covering the way Canadians have spent their money over the course of 200 years. From trading tokens to the most recent precursors of today’s e-money, these artifacts at one time challenged our notions of acceptance much the way that Bitcoin challenges us today.


This is a travelling exhibition from the Bank of Canada Museum.