We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (192)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“gold bar”(135 reviews)
“olympic medals”(87 reviews)
“gift shop”(152 reviews)
Producing coins since 1908, this excellent collecting resource features gold, silver and platinum coins commemorating Canada's heritage.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
320 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G8, Canada
Byward Market Area
+1 613-993-8990
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Royal Canadian Mint
from US$107.00
More Info
Reviews (1,071)
Filter reviews
979 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews gold bar olympic medals gift shop collector coins coin making real gold gold brick other countries silver coins interesting tour precious metals million dollars production floor minute tour whole process learn how on display
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 979 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we first arrived one day a 11 a.m. we were shocked to hear that tours were sold out for the day, none the less we reserved tickets for a tour on the following day, something I would highly recommend doing. The tour was very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank travelling_nick98
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour they give you is worth attending. It is also very informative not for adults but for kids. I didn't know that this coin museum makes coins of 26 countries. You get to learn the history of coins, the types and how they are...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SamreenAhsanCanada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did the 11:00 English tour. Guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. Watched as workers made the silver coins You basically start in the gift shop, and walk in a square around and above the production floor, and then exit through the gift shop. Cool little trip....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KW M
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Very interesting! The tour guide was excellent, professional and courteous. Learned a lot of history! The service at the Gift Shop was excellent too - all the items were very well displayed.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AnneMarieLWK
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

I went on the tour with some friends and it was quite eye opening as to what goes into the making of coins and who the Cdn. Mint actually makes coins for. They also made the Olympic medals for Vancouver. Kelly was a great tour...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Derek B
Reviewed 25 November 2018

The tour was very interesting and informative. The cost for the tour was $8 and it took about 45mins to do the tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we found out alot of interesting facts. There is a gift store with many beautiful things...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cathy W
Reviewed 20 November 2018

A short walk from the National Art Gallery or the Byward Market, this mint produces collector and investment coins rather than coins as circulating currency. We tried to time our visit to see the process in action but we messed up our timing and the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Philip C
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

We went to the booth outside the mint and purchased tickets. The tour was 45 minutes long. Our guide was Jocelyn (I think) and she spoke both English and French. My wife and i loved the informative tour and how our mint makes coins for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank yorkie1552
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

We did the tour learning about the collector coins produced there. The precision required is amazing. There was a display explaining the medals from the Vancouver Olympics. Interesting how the lines on the medals make a picture.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank SusyTops
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

I arrived after the tours had stopped, I guess you can't wander around? Anyhow I went to the gift shop and it was super cool! They have a gold brick you can grab!!! The security dudes aren't mounties, they are something else, they are mega...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LegoDad77
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 73 nearby hotels
ByWard Blue Inn
917 reviews
.67 km away
Courtyard by Marriott Ottawa Downtown
983 reviews
.72 km away
Andaz Ottawa Byward Market
1,085 reviews
.74 km away
Fairmont Chateau Laurier
3,674 reviews
.77 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 3,170 nearby restaurants
Das Lokal
218 reviews
.40 km away
Fatboys Southern Smokehouse
439 reviews
.43 km away
Mantovani 1946
83 reviews
.47 km away
Pili Pili
45 reviews
.42 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 613 nearby attractions
National Gallery of Canada
2,819 reviews
.24 km away
Notre Dame Basilica
1,191 reviews
.29 km away
Nepean Point
106 reviews
.09 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
15 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from mahalia1980 | Reviewed this property |
No, it’s not permitted.
5 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
Penny G
31 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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