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Royal Canadian Mint

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Address: 320 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: +1 613 993 8990
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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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Very nice tour

Tour was very informative and this mint makes many different investment coins for many nations. Unfortunate that many machines were not working during the tour and it may have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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uxbridge
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Tour was very informative and this mint makes many different investment coins for many nations. Unfortunate that many machines were not working during the tour and it may have been timing around lunch

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Whitby, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Interesting visit, informative tour. Phone ahead for reservations is my suggestion. They only make coins here... I was expecting paper money making here, but that isn't done by the Mint.

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kitchener, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

this was the first stop on our March Break vacation. Booked early for the tour which Stephan was amazing and answer all our questions. the only complaint was the parking, specially for wheel chair van. too tall for the parking garage we were told to park in

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Toronto
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41 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

After having been to a few of the federal reserves in the US, I wasn't sure I'd like the RC Mint. I couldn't have been more wrong. While they didn't give us any free bags of shredded money, the tour was extremely informative and trying to carry the gold bar was a lot of fun. Prices are less on the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
42 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A very interesting and historic sight where you can see Canadian coins being made. The tours are not overly long and you get a chance to experience some history. Located withing walking distance to the Art Gallery and the Byward market so its well situated.

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Wasn't really expecting a lot but I was wrong. Very very interesting and informative, thanks to our guide Veronique. Found out that a 24k gold bar weighs a lot more than I could handle!

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Gananoque
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We went to the mint in the spring. To just go to the "store",there is no charge. To take the tour there was a small fee. The tour included historical coins, "plates and presses" and other equipment. They include a tour of current manufacturing facilities of regular coins and special coloured coins. There are various sketches of coin designs displayed... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Visit it Thursday evening for a no fees visit. Great tour to see how coins are minted, and learn a little about the great Canadian Coins.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

A must see while in Ottawa, very interesting and informative tour! Make a reservation before you go, lots to see but no pictures allowed!

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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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