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Royal Canadian Mint

Address: 320 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Byward Market Area)
Phone Number: +1 613 993 8990
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Ranked #18 of 98 Attractions in Ottawa
Type: Educational Sites, Government Buildings, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: Producing coins since 1908, this excellent collecting resource features gold, silver and platinum coins commemorating Canada's heritage.

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Evansville, Indiana
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

You can tour inside the coin factory with a tour guide. There's a shop where you can buy vaiety of coins. Some of them are very beautiful! I was about to buy a big silver coin with pictures in red and gold for several Thousand dollors. You can also hold the gold nugget worth half million dollors. Of course there's... More

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McAllen, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Tour of Mint, it was faster than what I thought but still worth the small admission. Took pictures with a gold bar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This was a short but interesting visit. We got to see much of the process for making coins. Go on a weekday as I suspect you may actually see some coins being made.

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Coquitlam, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
74 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Gained a good knowledge of how coins are made, and they have tours in both English and French. Photo taking is not allowed, but then it's just big machineries in operation, so there's nothing interesting to take a picture of. I'm sure only good, honest people can work there producing loonies & toonies, and yes I guess they take pride... More

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Chippewa Bay, New York
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153 reviews 153 reviews
43 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

very interesting tour (by a very knowledgeable tour guide) of the making of gold and silver coins. the only sad part of the experience, is that other than taking a picture of someone holding the solid gold bar, the taking of pictures inside the mint is prohibited.

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Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

As a coin collector, I was very interested in visiting the Ottawa Mint as it's the closest one to Toronto. The tour is very informative and nice to take, the guide (Stephan was our guide) had good jokes and made it memorable. Kids liked the tour as well, but unfortunately we were there during weekend, so we could not see... More

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Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
25 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Tours last about an hour and are very interesting. You can lift a gold ingot and see more gold and silver than you will probably ever see again.

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Ottawa, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Interesting to see special coins made. the are made for many countries and events around the world. The coins are exceptional quality and viewing of the press is great.

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Moncton, NB
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81 reviews 81 reviews
30 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Twice I've been here and I still haven't been able to squeeze in a tour. I still enjoy going to the boutique upstairs and see the amazing coins the Mint produces. It's easy to see why so many other countries turn to the Canadian Mint to produce their currency. And it's free to get inside and go to the boutique.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Favourite museum like attraction in Ottawa. A tour is super cheap and takes you through the whole process of coin making. Our tour was almost 1hr though normally about 45mins. Vety close to the art gallery and cathedral so you can book the tour ahead of time if need be. Only need to be thete 15mins prior to tour, anymore... More

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