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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 #23 of 136 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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Buffalo, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

You have to stop here!!! I cannot stress this enough! The mint was awesome! They had so much to see. First off holding the gold brick was amazing. The staff in the gift shop were THE BEST! I WANT TO THANK ALL OF THEM FOR PUTTING UP WITH ME! They were all so nice and friendly Thank you!!!! Our tour... More

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Ontario
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Lots of information given on tour, but too many people in the group made it difficult to hear tour guide or see what was happening on some occasions.

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Toronto, Canada
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79 reviews 79 reviews
29 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We only did the store this time and not the visit. We are coin collectors and it is always a pleasure to deal with the friendly and knowledgeable staff there. The visit worth the few bucks that it costs. You will learn how coins are made, it is definitely a more complex process that you can imagine. Get your ticket... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I went there reluctantly but after the visit found it worthwhile. Learned a lot about coin making. The guided tour only cost less than CAD 5. it's worth only if you have interest in coins, esle one may find it boring. One can buy coins as well from the coin shop inside the Royal Mint. In case if you want... More

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The Mint was not on our agenda, but was suggested to us by a friend. The tour is about 45 minutes long, and in the original building built over 100 years ago. We were pleasantly surprised by the tour and learned things we did not know before. They were minting both silver and gold coins for investment pieces when we... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

$12 for for two of us and we ended up getting a private tour. Really interesting to learn how they make the coins and the history behind it. Well worth the money.

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Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This was a great little stop in Ottawa. Very interesting with a great tour! No parking on site, but there is street parking nearby. It's a but cheaper on the week-ends as there are no coins minted on the week-end. We still found the tour interesting despite this.

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Toronto
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Not many people working here on the weekend to see on the tour, basically you have your tour guide and some videos along the way. Dont get me wrong the tour guides and staff at the store are great but if you want to see the machines, operators, and artists working you will have to visit during business hours Monday... More

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Montreal, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Most enjoyable side trip I have done in a very long time. The information that is shared during the tour and the beautiful coins that are minted are well worth the $6 entry fee. Very difficult to leave without buying anything. It is something I always wanted to do, and the tour lived up to my expectation...and I'm fussy!! I... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

My friend and I decided to go in for the tour after speaking with the security guard stationed outside. We were walking by (we were walking from Rideau Hall to the Market) when they said hello and as the conversation continued we discovered that the next tour was in a couple of minutes. It being a Sunday, there wasn't any... More

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