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Royal Canadian Mint

320 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G8, Canada
+1 613-993-8990
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Producing coins since 1908, this excellent collecting resource features gold, silver and platinum coins commemorating Canada's heritage.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
320 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G8, Canada
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320 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G8, Canada
+1 613-993-8990
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Reviewed yesterday

Worth a look see if you can't find anything else, but I think the problem with the tour for us was that we went went there was no one working so698 didn't actually see any money being made. This place only mints collection coins. It...More

Thank molswashere
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a very enjoyable, if short, guided tour of the coin manufacturing process. Very insightful with many anecdotes shared along the way. This is very popular and therefore, calling ahead of time is essential. One day I was unable to get in for the in...More

Thank MattSGH
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting Ottawa, this is a must see. Learn how Canada supplies the world with finely crafted medals and awards in precious metal. The tours are well presented and frequent enough to avoid long waiting time. Have you ever wondered how heavy a gold ingot is....More

Thank PWalkington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got a ride to the Mint only to find out the next tour was several hours away. Call ahead to reserve your tour time then get a ride to the Mint. We went in the store and it was really nice.

Thank sandramerwin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family of 4 with 2 kids (10 and 13) during minus 30 beautiful day .... totally worth it. Very interesting tour About 45 min I think fits more adults than kids but still I think very good experience

Thank Igor_Zubkov
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the Royal Canadian Mint over the summer and was fortunate to be in a small group of only 4 of us. It was very interesting to see the process they use for manufacturing the coins and the added security in place within the...More

Thank radmandiver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent Service and Selection of Gift Packs For Grandchildren for Great keepsakes of a trip to Ottawa our Capital. Thanks, for a great shopping and sightseeing trip..

Thank Don M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I sort of remember touring the Mint back in the 70's. Different now. They don't make our coins here ... those are done in the Peg. But they do make all kinds of really interesting stuff, including Olympic Medals. Worth the 45 minutes and a...More

Thank TO_Trips
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As this is a still functioning facility, which produces silver and gold coins... security restricts the experience, by having to be on a guided tour and preventing any pictures being taken. This is understandable. Note that this facility only produces collectors coins and investor coins,...More

Thank Isa-Francis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here on a recommendation of others. I was not sure it was going to be very good. Turned out it was time well spent. Learned a lot, had a great guide, and I am very glad I went.

Thank TheFarkman
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Penny G
31 December 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
4 April 2017|
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Response from ga0di | Reviewed this property |
Parking is available at the National Gallery of Canada about a block away.
Arsho M
12 February 2017|
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Response from kkcolin | Reviewed this property |
about 45 mins very nice tour