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Although I enjoyed the tour, I wish the groups were smaller so we could see more. We spent a lot of time watching overhead monitors and not the process itself. The tour was informative. Admission was $7.00 CAD.
The mint no longer prints bills, and as a result there isn't much to see. The tour stops what feels like every 20 feet and everyone listens to the guide while watching a mounted video screen. Not very exciting. You can see some coins looking...More
After living my whole life in Ottawa this was my first visit to the Mont and it was a fascinating look at where commemorative coins come from as regular coins are made in Winnipeg.
The tour is approximately 45 minutes long and gives visitors a...More
My partner and I did a tour. Our guide Cristine gave us a lot of interesting information about coins. She showed us (through the window of course) silver and gold ribbons, from which the coins were minted. The value of the gold ribbon was 20...More
How many chances would you have to hold a real golg lingot?
Very interesting and informative tour for all ages with plenty of historical facts unbeknown to most.
A short distance from ByWard Market, behind the National Gallery.
Went to the RCM and did the tour. It was interesting to see the process of making the coins and very educational. It was not long but book a tour in advance to avoid lines.
If you have a family I suggest you take them...More
This tour is worth going to for some great history on coin and Olympic metals making. Also, a place to buy some lower end investment coins. Check out the gold bar in the souvenir store.
Does not require a lot of walking but book ahead...More
Response from DonkeyWho | Reviewed this property |
Hi...you don't need to reserve unless it is a huge group like a tour bus size. Tours come every 45 minutes more or less depending how many per group. The waiting area is quite nice as it is in the gift shop and you can... More
Hi...you don't need to reserve unless it is a huge group like a tour bus size. Tours come every 45 minutes more or less depending how many per group. The waiting area is quite nice as it is in the gift shop and you can look at the coins and collections, ask questions before and after the tour. Plus washrooms available too. During the week, you can see the workers making the collection or limited edition coins. If still not sure, you can always give them a call and they would be happy to answer any other questions you have. They are so nice there.
Response from radmandiver | Reviewed this property |
It is true that the machines are shut down for the weekend tours. I still found it worthwhile to visit the mint just to see all the equipment and some of the processes. If you are interested in seeing the machines in action... More
It is true that the machines are shut down for the weekend tours. I still found it worthwhile to visit the mint just to see all the equipment and some of the processes. If you are interested in seeing the machines in action, best to visit during the weekdays when the mint is up and running. Might also be a little less people in there as well. Hope you get to enjoy a tour someday!