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Royal Canadian Mint

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Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
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Address: 320 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, 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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Awesome tour.

$6 tour. Worth it. Tour guide was knowledgeable. One of the most memorable parts of Ottawa. There were unruly children on our tour so this might not be suitable for small children.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Saskatoon, Canada
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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

$6 tour. Worth it. Tour guide was knowledgeable. One of the most memorable parts of Ottawa. There were unruly children on our tour so this might not be suitable for small children.

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Salisbury
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really informative and interesting tour for the whole family, covered all aspects of making coins from start to finish. We learned a lot, but the tour was also an appropriate length.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed our family visit to the Mint and the items on display throughout the tour. Unfortunately, photography was not permitted inside, due to the sensitivity and value of the assets displayed inside. The boutique had many items to choose from, to accommodate every budget, and provide visitors with a keepsake and piece of Canadian currency.

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Ottawa for family trip. First stop was the mint. Tour guide was very knowledgable and friendly. Kids liked seeing the people working. Beautiful coins on display at the boutique. Bought a couple

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Stratford, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The tour is about 45 minutes long and you end up back at the gift shop. Really good tour for learning about the process of making the collector coins. Would definitely go again. Beautiful facility, well organized and not too long for kids.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Mint in Ottawa turns out Canadian "presentation" pieces. The Loonies and Toonies are made elsewhere. What the Mint does do is refine gold and turn it into fabulous coins, and does the same with silver. The guides are entertaining and very well-versed on all the technical aspects of making coins - and the tour allows visitors to see the... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We toured the mint and I was impressed with the cleanliness of the work areas. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable. Too bad there was limited selection in the boutique. The architecture of the building is amazing and everyone was very friendly.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was an interesting visit. The tour was informative and worthwhile. It was good too that they had a shop where coins could be bought

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to book a tour at the last minute and it was well worth our time and minimal expense. A great piece of CANADIAN history and our guide Sara was knowledgable and very personable making the tour very enjoyable! I had been to Ottawa many times on business but will certainly my recommend the Mint to future visitors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I go to this museum and gift shop every time I can. You can actually feel, hold and carry a genuine gold bar! Worth $275,000 Canadian... Just be sure to be nice to the armed guard immediately next to it!!! Lots of great gifts for every budget. Horrendous parking though and hard to locate a reasonable place to park!!!...... Merci!

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