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Producing coins since 1908, this excellent collecting resource features gold, silver and platinum coins commemorating Canada's heritage.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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320 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G8, Canada
Byward Market Area
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+1 613-993-8990
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was amazing to see and learn about the history of currency production in Canada. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. You could tell she really enjoyed her job.

Thank Diane F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time visited Royal Canadian mint and took guided tour. Very interesting place to visit and very informative. The guide is very good, friendly and have sense of humor. She explained all the history of Royal Canadian mint and also the history of Canadian coin....More

Thank RRahadian
Reviewed 1 week ago

Taking the guided tour of the Royal Canadian Mint was a real learning experience. Our lovely young tour guide was engaging and knowledgeable. We were amazed to learn how coins are made and all the different types of currency. We were particularly surprized and amazed...More

Thank Cindy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While walking out to see the falls we passed the Royal mint and then spent some time in the place to be informed in a rather pleasant environment, didn't think much to the gift shop but the ticket price was reasonable.

Thank TeamWard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We toured Royal Canadian Mint just a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it. We didn’t make the reservation in advance, just went to the gate and purchased tickets there for a later/ afternoon tour. Tour is reasonably priced ($8), approx. 45 mins to 1...More

Thank Justine28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Somehow we missed seeing or lifting the gold bar and were therefore disappointed with the experience. The gift shop had many expensive collector coins, interesting to look at. There was an elevator, bathrooms and a bench to sit on while waiting for the tour to...More

Thank TurkeyVisit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where else in the world can you go and really touch a solid gold bar...even lift it up? Certainly this attracts people to the gift shop, which is free to enter after passing though the outer security gate. We paid for the tour, which I...More

Thank Randy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We accessed this place after having visited the Notre Dame basilica earlier on and returning after to the Museum of Art. We were delighted this place was opened even at the weekend, the downside was the workers were not working then, so our tour guide,...More

1  Thank TERRAvelista
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour was very interesting and informative and our tour guide Camilla was awesome. This is a small mint that makes investment and collectible coins in precious metals. The circulation coins are no longer made here but are made in Winnipeg. This mint also makes...More

Thank TwinMom1995
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can tour, with a guide, the manufacture and see how these very pricy coins from so many countries are designed and made. Some olympic medals were made there as well. I think the entry fee is too high.

Thank Marie-Marthe G
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kimberlycraig
15 July 2018|
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Response from mahalia1980 | Reviewed this property |
No, it’s not permitted.
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5 April 2018|
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Response from DonkeyWho | Reviewed this property |
Hi...you don't need to reserve unless it is a huge group like a tour bus size. Tours come every 45 minutes more or less depending how many per group. The waiting area is quite nice as it is in the gift shop and you can... More
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Penny G
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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
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