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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 #22 of 250 things to do in Ottawa
Type: Government buildings, Colleges & universities, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Producing coins since 1908, this excellent collecting resource features gold, silver and platinum...
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Type: Government buildings, Colleges & universities, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Producing coins since 1908, this excellent collecting resource features gold, silver and platinum coins commemorating Canada's heritage.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Lots and lots of money! Going to the mint will make anyone see a variety of colours as we see money being printed, coins being made and a large selection of limited edition or coins and bills no longer in circulation(anyone remember the bills before the loonie and toonie?) Also a great place for collectors as many items are for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The Royal Canadian Mint was very interesting. We had a tour of the building and the production process of the coins and medals. We learned about lots of stuff on Canada's collectible and investment coins produced in Ottawa. Very enjoyable experience overall.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Learn a few random facts and get to see some of the machines they use to make coins and metals, but otherwise kind of dull. If you're into coins you'll appreciate this more than others. Coolest part was seeing the Olympic medals from 2010 up close.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

I learned a lot from the guided tour. Definitely make a reservation though. A definite must do when in Ottawa.

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Toronto, Canada
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31 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We never get tired of visiting the mint and seeing how money is made. The highlight for us is getting photographed with that huge gold bar in the gift shop.

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Picton, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This is an amazing attraction. Takes about an hour to get through. So informative. I had no idea of what went on here, I thought it just made Canadian coin, not the case.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The best part was a seeing a solid gold bar. Over all good for me but the kids found it boring. Probably not the best place for very young kids.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We visited the Royal Canadian Mint recently and was very impressed. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us a really good tour of the building. Unfortunately there were no gold bar present that day. But we enjoyed the visit nonetheless. The building itself is very beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This is a great tour to take if you are a coin collector or are interested in how coins are minted. It was fun that the tour ends in the gift shop, with the opportunity to hold a gold bar (chained to a podium under watch of a guard). I am glad that we had the opportunity to do this... More 

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Our visit to the Mint was impressive. The guide was very knowledgeable, entertaining and pleasant. She interacted with the group and we learned a lot. We got to hold a 28 pound gold bar and take photos with it. Of course there was a guard watching us and it was chained on. Lots of nice gifts in the shop. There... More 

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