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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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 look at the coins and collections, ask questions before and after the tour. Plus washrooms available too. During the week, you can see the workers making the collection or limited edition coins. If still not sure, you can always give them a call and they would be happy to answer any other questions you have. They are so nice there.
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
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, best to visit during the weekdays when the mint is up and running. Might also be a little less people in there as well. Hope you get to enjoy a tour someday!