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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 #21 of 142 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Great tour, both informative and time (length of tour) is just right. Tour guide was able to answer questions and was friendly. Great place to take family and friends while in Ottawa.

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

A very informative tour showing how collector and investment coins are made. Well worth the entrance fee. Our guide was very informative and enthusiastically encouraged questions. Many products are on display and/or for sale in the souvenir store.

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Ottawa
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76 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I liked the tour but the guide was watching her clock often as there tours every 30mn. Friendly staff

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This Mint doesn't make our Cdn coins, that is done in Winnipeg, but this Mint offers excellent tours of how investment and collectors coins are made and it's well worth the 45 minute tour. Our kids (teens) really enjoyed this and they got to see the 2010 Olympic medals, as they were made at the Mint.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed this tour. Small groups so you can get in and out a lot quicker. Girl who took the tour was able answer all the questions people asked. This is where they make the collection coins along with the inverters as well. Nice tour.

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Wroclaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Although Royal Canadian Mint in Ottawa does not produce circulatory coins and notes it is a place that deserves a visit. It's not very often that you can actually see the insides of such a place. There is a guided tour offered at the Mint with a very friendly guide that tells you everything about the production cycle and even... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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39 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

They don't make circulating coins here (that's in Winnipeg), but the commemorative coins issued by Canada (and other countries, too), most of which are silver and gold. The tour was interesting, seeing, step-by-step, how these coins are made. It's well laid out and you get to see literally millions of dollars in precious metals in the production lines. A fun... More

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Toronto, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Great place to visit and explore the Mint process. Its a small tour but worth it. On Canada Day, the entry is free. Must go.

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Loved the visit. Initially the children were somewhat dismayed at having a your of material that could be construed as educational over summer break...oh my... Needless to say the left with heads high and adrenaline rushing thru their veins!!

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Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great tour to see how coins have been made for over 100 years. You can see some of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Medals too. The tour guide helped make it more interesting.

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