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Royal Canadian Mint

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Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
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Address: 320 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: +1 613 993 8990
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Producing coins since 1908, this excellent collecting resource features...
Producing coins since 1908, this excellent collecting resource features gold, silver and platinum coins commemorating Canada's heritage.
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Sunday is not a good day to visit

This attraction was not expensive, especially as my husband and I qualify as seniors, but we should have planned a bit better and gone a day or two earlier. The guide was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This attraction was not expensive, especially as my husband and I qualify as seniors, but we should have planned a bit better and gone a day or two earlier. The guide was excellent, friendly and informative and took us round the various walkways and talked us through the processes to make the various collectors coins and medals, pointing out the... More 

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Candiac, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

At 12$ for a family of 4 it's truly a worthwhile visit. The tour takes about 30 minutes. It was surprisingly very informative and really well done. We went with our teanagers and they enjoyed it. There is also a beautiful store if you like collecting money, it's the place to go.

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North Bay, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This was a great educational tour, We went there in June. The tour guides are great story tellers. Check out the golden bar at the end!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We absolutely loved visiting the Mint in Ottawa. The building itself is massive stone. There is even a place where you can get a picture with a "coin". Inside, you are not allowed to take pictures. We were not happy with that. When we got to the area where they had a solid gold bar, our eyes dropped! It was... More 

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Superb guide who could answer every question thrown at her. Very interesting to see not only coins but various medals etc being made. Intereresting to find how heavy a bar of gold felt!

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Owen Sound, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The tour was good. It was short. It was a large group. The staff was very friendly. The gift shop was small and a bit disappointing. Parking was available at the National Gallery of Art. There is also lots of parking available outside just down the road.

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Brampton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The Tour is not much but interesting to take. Everyone must take the tour if you visit the Mint. Once your are finished you can shop in the gift store and purchase Collector Coins. They have collections from 20.00 to 70,000.00. We purchased a nice set to commemorate our visit.

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London, ON
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

While on vacation in Ottawa I decided to visit the Royal Canadian Mint. I arrived in time for the first tour of the morning at 10 o'clock. Surprisingly, a fairly large group had assembled. The itinerary follows the production of the collector coins ("circulation coins" are now produced in Winnipeg) in a logical sequence. The tour looks down on the... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Very interesting tour, especially during the week when the mint is making coins. Lots to see and easy to book a tour.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We weren't sure what to expect when we visited the mint with our kids under five, and we were pleasantly surprised. First, the tour is short at 45 minutes, but a lot of ground is covered and we got incredible access to see how the mint makes the coins they do. The tour guide was extremely engaging and enthusiastic with... More 

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