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Royal Canadian Mint

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Address: 320 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G8, Canada
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Putting a little sparkle in your change purse.

The guided tours are a great bargain. The tours are well organized, provide a birds' eye view of the production facility with short, detailed videos along the way, and stories... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Mappin_and_Movin
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Peterborough, ON
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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

call ahead for tour. we were there during march break. very limited spaces. tour was good. shop was good.

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Peterborough, ON
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The guided tours are a great bargain. The tours are well organized, provide a birds' eye view of the production facility with short, detailed videos along the way, and stories about many aspects of coin production. The gift shop offers a sparkling collection of coins and collectors' gear for every level. My oldest child came home fascinated by the coins... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I got there too late to get a guided tour - all sold out by 2:30pm. But I visited the boutique and get pics with these thingies i don't what they're called. See pics below. I am shocked at the weight of the gold bar.

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Thank Lori C
Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Did the tour with two middle schoolers and it was pretty good. Production wasn't really rolling given it was a weekend so probably more to see when people were working but it was still really interesting. A couple of staff were working on the cut out section and rolling so we did see some big machinery going. This is not... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The tour guide was very informative and answered all our questions. It is interesting to see how they make the coins. We were there on a weekend so the production line was not running. If you can go during the week so you can see things running.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our tour of the mint and we're fascinated by the number of collectible that are made there. Our guide was knowledgeable and answered all questions. We were fascinated by the merchandise available for purchase. We were happy to take advantage of the special coin exchange and will enjoy our hockey quarters!

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Thank LHA19
Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Mint is a must see plus the information on the tour is exceptional. Why there is an edge on a coin, different kinds edges, etc. My wife, grandson & I got in for $13...

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Thank ga0di
Salem, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First off--YES THE MINT TOUR IS HANDICAPPED ACESSIBLE Several people had written that they did know if it was. You get your tickets --YOU NEED RESERVATIONS!!! (or risk not getting in) and then enter from the kiosk out front; there is a RAMP and inside there is an ELEVATOR; you meet up at the Boutique (Gift Shop) and the tour... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting tour, good guides who are knowledgeable, and a good walk through to learn how gold and silver coins are made.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We toured with friends last yr. It was very interesting and the guide was very knowledgable. You can choose English or French tours.

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