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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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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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Gr8 educational experience! Expensive... Not at all:)

Pros: Tour guide was knowledgeable and yet friendly!! Fun way to see how collectable coins are made. Con: No photos allowed :( for obvious reasons. Tips: Just take your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Krish0325
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Cumberland, Rhode Island

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Cumberland, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Pros: Tour guide was knowledgeable and yet friendly!! Fun way to see how collectable coins are made. Con: No photos allowed :( for obvious reasons. Tips: Just take your cellphone to take picture. You are allowed to take picture at just one particular spot. Go on a weekday to view the production. Cool to see the working robotic arms.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The tour takes about 45 minutes to complete. I would recommend going on a weekday so the plant is in operation. They do have videos explaining the processes if you did go on the weekend. The parking is non existent there, so you have to either walk or park at the Art Gallery.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great field trip for any age. The tour was so with the money. Lots of great history to learn. The building itself is beautiful and 100 years old. Pure gold display was amazing!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Highly recommend to join the tour, (starts every 15~20 minutes). The guide has solid knowledge and show you all the facilities around the mint.

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Barrie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The kids learned a lot and were able to lift the 650K gold brick in the gift shop. We ended up buying a lot more than low cost of admission but it was a fun guided tour.

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Acton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We paid 6 dollars to do the tour. I would recommend going to see the process. The mint in Ottawa only makes speciality coins. The store offers various coins to buy. The tour was well done.

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

An interesting place to visit and a chance to pick up a gold bar weighing 28 pounds and worth according to the armed guard to be worth over 250000 pounds sterling.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It was a journey to find this place but once you found it, oh you'll be guaranteed to be amazed. Seeing how all our coins, and bills are made was very interesting

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Shropshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A great tour, very interesting and the kids were interested too (10 and 12). Close to Bywater market and Parliament.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This was a very enjoyable tour. It was great to see Canadian innovation at work. There was some equipment we got to see which has now been implemented in mints the world over. We produce coins for other countries too, which was news to us.

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Additional Information about Royal Canadian Mint

Address: 320 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: +1 613 993 8990
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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