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Royal Canadian Mint

320 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Byward Market Area)
+1 613 993 8990
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Ranked #23 of 145 Attractions in Ottawa
Type: Government Buildings, Educational Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Producing coins since 1908, this excellent collecting resource features gold, silver and platinum coins commemorating Canada's heritage.
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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Great visit! it was also very fun and interesting. Lots of stuff for kids to look at. Tip: Go on the guided tour instead of just visiting the boutique.

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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This was a pleasant surprise on our trip to Ottawa! Our tour guide was Veronique. She had a great personality, lots of knowledge regarding the past & present fun facts of the Mint and was a strong guide! The gift shop was ok. The assortment requires some work, as I wanted to take home a souvenir that was reasonably priced... More

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Hello. one of my surprise attractions was the Mint. I had not planned this on my sight-seeing trip, but am glad it did happen. The tour was very interesting, and quite the learning experience for me. the guide was excellent and everything was perfectly co-ordinated. You even get to hold a 3 million dollar GOLD BAR. As a result, have... More

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CHARLESTOWN, RI
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We did not actually take the tour but enjoyed looking at the many unusual coins that were for sale. You could even buy a $20 silver coin for $20 dollars and if you really wanted to spend it you could take it to a bank they would change it back to $20. If you were really into it there was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Guided tour take you through the process of coin making. It was informative. Get your hands on the gold bar in the gift shop.

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Calgary
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

You need to sign up for a tour to really see what is going on behind the scenes. You are taken on a walking tour of the facilities and you get to view all of the steps involves in striking the gold and silver coins that you collect.

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Got to see and handle a real gold bar. That was kind of nice. The bar was HEAVY. The tour guide was informative. Was kind of neat to see how they make collection coins and investment coins. Not a bad tour.

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Mississauga
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

As a novice coin collector I did have some interest in going to the Canadian Mint to see what was there. The only way to see anything beyond the store is to take a tour (which you must register for even if you are only going to the gift shop). The tour was slightly interesting and probably more so for... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This was our least favourite museum. Our tour guide was friendly and informative. The tour basically consisted of a few videos and watching people work and use the machines from a viewing area. Not the most exciting experience. The most interesting thing was seeing the 2010 Olympic medals. Parking was difficult to find and when we were there lots of... More

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Markham, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We had a nice visit to the Mint. We went on the tour and the employees were making coins as we went along so it was interesting to see all the steps that went into the production of them. It wasn't high on the thrill meter for our younger boys but they followed along and were paying attention so it... More

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