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Producing coins since 1908, this excellent collecting resource features gold, silver and platinum coins commemorating Canada's heritage.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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320 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G8, Canada
Byward Market Area
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+1 613-993-8990
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attended today’s tour with my son who would not have enjoyed any museums etc. We both found it quite interesting. The tour is 45 minutes and very reasonably priced. Park at the art gallery next door

Thank ontariomom870
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went for the exchange of the $2.00, I change $8.00 my son change $4.00. Good experience. I also spend $155.00 in coins.

Thank Bob V
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of two minting plants in Canada, this one prints only special coins (not our everyday currency) but is definitely worth the visit and the tour! If you're not into art or museums, but want something to do while in town (or you're seen all...More

Thank Addrianna818
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been here several times. Love seeing all the coins on display. We have not done the tour yet but hear great things about it.

Thank Duncan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow this is indeed a great place to tour. The gift store displays and sells the many awesome coins made here. Do plan to spend at least 10-15 minutes checking out their display cases - you may want to buy something just as I did....More

Thank kpatters
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While walking in downtown Ottawa, we came across this gorgeous, Gothic-style building. We, quickly, noticed that it was the Royal Canadian Mint. We inquired about their tours and, since it was inexpensive, we decided we had nothing to lose and bought two tickets. We were...More

Thank Roadtripist
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always an interesting place to stop by.Too bad the items in the boutique are expensive. Super nice bilingual personel

Thank Rudy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a free day in Ottawa so I visited the Royal Canadian Mint. The one hour guided tour was exceptional with lots of great information about how our currency is made from raw metals. The gift shop has great souvineers and gifts. I will...More

Thank jimmX9373LR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was amazing to see and learn about the history of currency production in Canada. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. You could tell she really enjoyed her job.

Thank Diane F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time visited Royal Canadian mint and took guided tour. Very interesting place to visit and very informative. The guide is very good, friendly and have sense of humor. She explained all the history of Royal Canadian mint and also the history of Canadian coin....More

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kimberlycraig
15 July 2018|
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Response from mahalia1980 | Reviewed this property |
No, it’s not permitted.
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Response from DonkeyWho | Reviewed this property |
Hi...you don't need to reserve unless it is a huge group like a tour bus size. Tours come every 45 minutes more or less depending how many per group. The waiting area is quite nice as it is in the gift shop and you can... More
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Penny G
31 December 2017|
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Response from radmandiver | Reviewed this property |
It is true that the machines are shut down for the weekend tours. I still found it worthwhile to visit the mint just to see all the equipment and some of the processes. If you are interested in seeing the machines in action... More
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