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Royal Canadian Mint

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Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
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Address: 320 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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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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Very informative and great staff!

The tour guide and the staff were all very knowledgable! To me, it seemed like they knew the answer to every question, it was amazing! And they were super friendly and not pushy... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
camwiie
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour guide and the staff were all very knowledgable! To me, it seemed like they knew the answer to every question, it was amazing! And they were super friendly and not pushy in sales at all, which I thought was awesome. I bought a coin, but didn't feel obliged in any way. They even gift wrapped it for me!... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great history information You see a lot of cool stuff The store is kind of expensive But the staff is friendly Must go The ticket price is not bad

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Fairfax, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

To my surprise this end being a really nice and interesting experience. One must reserve a spot on the tour. Depending on the time of year tours can fill up quickly. Tour is nicely done and keeps your attention through out.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The tour takes about 45 minutes and costs only $6 during the production or $4.5 on the weekend. It is always better to book the tour in advance to come for a specific time to avoid waiting. During the tour, the guide gave us a lot of interesting information on how the coins are made, history of Canadian Royal Mint,... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to an English tour and it was great. Really good information, tour guide answered all the questions the group asked... For $6 it was well worth a trip. They should give the option of a higher price ticket that also comes with a coin to keep...

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Ottawa, Ontario
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my children to see where our money is made. Having grown up in winnipeg, and taken class trips to the mint, I thought it would be interesting. The trip was shorter than I thought. We waited thirty minutes for the English tour, but sadly there was no production going on as we walked through. The kids were not... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this was my first time visiting the royal mint building, you have to purchase a ticket outside the building, the ticket was $6 dollars, then you go up to the 2nd floor, where the store is located, look at all the gold / sliver mints coins, you can even hold a real gold bar worth over $750K. must see place.

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Comox Valley, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As previous review, an amazing tour that is inexpensive, but FREE if you are a "Masters Member" of the Mint (which means you have purchased two grand in coins in past year). Anyways, it's worth the price to get a FREE picture of you lifting, fondling, holding a $750,000 gold bar!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was fun visiting the Royal Canadian Mint. Lifting the gold bar was definitely a fun experience. The shop had a lot of interesting coins and a lot of good gift options. The tour was very informative and it was really interesting seeing how specialty coins are made.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't really know what to expect. I have a manufacturing background so I was hoping to see a lot more manufacturing. However, I understand that the tour is geared to tourism. Turns out, I really enjoyed it and so did the rest of the group of 4. We went on a Wednesday late afternoon and there was a arge... More 

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