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Producing coins since 1908, this excellent collecting resource features gold, silver and platinum coins commemorating Canada's heritage.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
320 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G8, Canada
Byward Market Area
+1 613-993-8990
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Reviewed yesterday

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.

Thank Beckyone
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Thank CharCharSparkle
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

1  Thank Stirling B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our tour guide was excellent, very informative and knowledgeable. My grandson just loved the Mint, he collects coins.

Thank swebster2011
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

1  Thank PavlaPavla
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank 2Mahou
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank ddoopan D
Reviewed 1 week ago

A well organised tour of a working Mint producing Coins and Medals (not Bank Notes). Good guides and easy explanations with a well stocked Gift Shop

Thank D K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful tour - great tour guide - perfect explanations and interesting details of what you are seeing.

Thank Bootleggers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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July 14, 2018|
Response from mahalia1980 | Reviewed this property |
No, it’s not permitted.
April 5, 2018|
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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
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December 31, 2017|
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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