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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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The drive around the grounds is very pretty and some stops with overlooks offer spectacular views or the city and the river.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Glen Allen, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Tour is very informative. Great gift shop. You will have the opportunity to hold a gold ingot. Staff is interactive and will answer all questions.

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Brooklin, Canada
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202 reviews 202 reviews
32 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The drive around the grounds is very pretty and some stops with overlooks offer spectacular views or the city and the river.

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Toronto Area, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Really good tour & very informative. We learned about where money is printed & coins for keeping & learned about how Canada has rules for everything. I can understand that! We spent an hour of our time well

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Calgary
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Allow about 1 hour for the tour. If there are tour groups going through you may not be able to get a general tour so maybe call ahead to make sure that you will be able to do the tour.

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Kampala
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I got the chance to lift a pure gold bar! and you get a guided tour where different stages of coin minting are very well explained. Plus, if your country has had its coins minted by the Royal Canadian Mint you could see a large version of the impression of one of your country's coins on display.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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410 attraction reviews
367 helpful votes 367 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a good thirty minute tour given by enthusiastic guides and is well worth a detour, being near to the centre of the City. We visited on a national holiday date so there was no actual production to see, but with the aid of short videos the story of the process is brought to life. We had not appreciated... More 

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Ottawa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Took the kids and we all had a great visit. Very interesting to see where our money is made. Difficult to park in the area sometimes.

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Penfield, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

It was interesting and if you are a coin nut they have some beautiful things to buy. We got to hold a bar of gold worth over a half million dollars which was pretty neat.

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Edmonton, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The Royal Canadian Mint tour is a must stop when in Ottawa. The guided tour is excellent. The tour would be interesting for ages 12 and up. You are not allowed to take pictures on the tour.

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Calgary, Canada
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We went to the Royal Mint on a school tour. The actual tour of the mint was good. It was fun to look at how the gold and silver were turned into coins. It is also nice to see the actual people working in the mint. To me the neatest part was the $600,000+ gold brick that we are able... More 

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