My family visited the Mint on our vacation to Ottawa last year. There was a tour that cost 6 dollars for each person. The tour was bad, because the tour guide was very quiet. There was a French tour behind us, and that guy was VERY loud. We could barely even hear our guide! Other than that, the place was great! The gift shop was really nice and trying to lift the gold bar was cool and fun. It was just a little hard to get past the tour thing.