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Royal Canadian Mint

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Address: 320 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 613 993 8990
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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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Montreal to Ottawa Day Trip

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Coin and Olympic Metal Experience

Good family entertainment to show how collectible silver/gold coins, and some past Olympic metals were made. Free for kids, but geared towards 12 year and up. Limited gift shop... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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309 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good family entertainment to show how collectible silver/gold coins, and some past Olympic metals were made. Free for kids, but geared towards 12 year and up. Limited gift shop but tour was well done. Close to Parliment Hill with its outstanding light show.

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Peterborough, Canada
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well run tour that shows and explains most of the facility. Good for kids as the pace was fairly quick. Good videos that showed a lot of what the guide was talking about. Would recommend this tour even during the busy summer as we did not have to wait more than 45 minutes to get on a tour.

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Mattawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited this museum as a family. The entire family loved the tour where you were able to see how money is made. Tour guide was ver knowledgable and could also answer all questions. The kids loved holding the giant gold bar.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited with a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children) on a weekday so we could see everything in action. Our tour guide was fantastic and explained everything with lots of interesting detail. The tour was about the right length and covered off everything in the coin making process (who knew Canada made coins for other nations?!) The store is... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We really appreciated the tour (even on a Sunday when no workers were present). It was quite informative and held the attention of our kids and wasn't too long! We all agreed though that they should give, at least the kids, some kind of token for visiting (they are the mint after all, surely they could mass produce something to... More 

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Thank FriarJohn
Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We recently visited the Royal Canadian Mint. This was a must see for myself as I am an amateur collector of Canadian currency. We approached the building on foot from the Parliament Buliding as our tour wasn't slated for four hours. It took roughly 15 minutes. We decided to take the tour. It was a very nominal fee. It was... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour was ok - but we went on a weekday and saw VERY little in production. There are too many people on the tour making it very difficult for everyone to see while the guide was speaking. My husband is in a wheelchair and another lady had a walker and because we had to use the elevator to go... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Mint tour isn't that interesting as videos are shown for what there workers (others then custom tool and die workers) should be doing while they just sat there talking to each other. Crazy how lazy there work force is!!!

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Allentown, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm so glad we went. This place was interesting for all members of the family. It was nice to see how and where the coins/medals are made. Tour guides were great. They provided a lot of interesting facts.

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Thornhill, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Didn't have plans to visit the Mint but once there I was quite curious so...... We took the tour of the Royal Canadian Mint. It was a very well guided tour; you are able to see the process first hand as to how coins are made as well as a detailed description of each point of interest. There is a... More 

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