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Royal Canadian Mint

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Address: 320 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G8, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 613-993-8990
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Producing coins since 1908, this excellent collecting resource features...

Producing coins since 1908, this excellent collecting resource features gold, silver and platinum coins commemorating Canada's heritage.

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Loved our visit and tour

Great photo opps where you can put your head in a few coins, take your pic with a giant gold coin and the tour is very informative. Canadian coins are not made at the mint. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lynn C
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Regina, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took the tour which lasted about 30 minutes and then spent 30 minutes in gift shop. Wasn't exactly blown away by content or delivery here. I have also visited the mint in Winnipeg and found the tour more interesting there. Guide was friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank eriktheviking56
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great photo opps where you can put your head in a few coins, take your pic with a giant gold coin and the tour is very informative. Canadian coins are not made at the mint. The mint makes collective coins and investment coins and bars. Canadian coins are produced in Winnepeg. No pics are allowed during the tour. Tour us... More 

Thank Lynn C
Guelph, Canada
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Neat place. It;s basically a job shop, so its hit or miss if you see activity other than automated coin punch/presses. Very cool information about Canada and international money.

Thank thatguy001
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great tour offered...very informative and thorough...a working facility, so you can see coins actually being made. Great Gift Shop ... lots of items for sale. really enjoyed it.

Thank Sue M
Perth, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I found this place very interesting. I would have liked to see more of the workers at work but that was not possible. Lovely gift shop and clean washrooms.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was so busy, there were lots of different beautiful coins, it was so hard to really pick one, you feel like you want to get them all. This is really great place for everyone.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located near the National Gallery and the Cathedral, the mint is well signposted. Entry was $4.50 being a weekend (I think it may be more expensive during the week when the mint is actually in operation). The tour starts and finishes in the gift shop. It's about 30 minutes, showing you how the gold and silver coins are made. Our... More 

Thank BigMerk
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tour is about 30 minutes and provides a high level look into the making of gold and silver coins and the history of Canadian currency. I found the tour a little expensive for the experiences provided. We enjoyed the store and would definitely recommend a trip to the store to touch the gold bar and shop for coins. We were... More 

Thank 11jud11
Barrie, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For the first time visitor, a stop at the Royal Canadian Mint is a must see activity. Watch how gold and silver coins are made, Learn the history behind the 2010 Vancouver Olympic and Para-Olympic medals. Did you know the Royal Canadian Mint produces coins for other countries? Take the tour, you won't be disappointed. It's inexpensive, educational and fun,... More 

Thank sandra98walter
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When my girlfriend and I were in Ottawa this past month, we were interested in seeing the Royal Canadian Mint. We saved it for a rainy day and went on a Friday. Since it was a weekday, I assumed it to not be that busy, but low and behold, it was pretty packed. However, this was not an issue as... More 

Thank Michael C

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