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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 #22 of 146 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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77 reviews 77 reviews
30 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My husband loves collecting coins so this was the perfect trip for him! It was really interesting to see the production line and how much hard work goes into it. We got to hold 24k gold bar which weighed 26 pounds (felt hell of a lot heavier) . The tour lasted 35-45 mins and was less than 10 dollars to... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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