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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.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“gold bar” (115 reviews)
“gift shop” (109 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
320 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G8, Canada
Byward Market Area
+1 613-993-8990
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you are at all interested in how coins are made you will enjoy this tour. The tour takes a small group past observation windows that allow you to see coins actually being made. This mint produces collectible coins, not those in general circulation. Tour...More

Thank lindakimberley
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The tour takes about an hour. It is significantly better during the week when the machinery is actually in use. Good opportunity to see Vancouver Olympic medals up close! Gift shop has a large variety of souvenir and commemorative coins.

Thank Terrence F
Reviewed 6 days ago

Guided tours are available in English and French. Each tour lasts about 45 minutes. After purchasing your ticket at the guarded entrance ($10 for two seniors) you are directed to the second floor boutique to await your tour. Many attractive coins to purchase and admire....More

Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 6 days ago

This mint produces only collectible coins now. The tour lasts about an hour. You look from above through glass windows at the process happening below. The tour guide will explain the steps taken to make each coin. Our guide was very good and engaged us...More

Thank HotlantaSportsFan
Reviewed 1 week ago

I always wondered about this place. Not boring as many may think but rather an interesting place to visit. Learned lots, good for any age really, not just for kids and loved the shop.

1  Thank walleyehunter1999
Reviewed 1 week ago

We bought a ticket for the tour and my friend ended up getting ill prior to the tour. The staff were kind enough to refund our tickets and the security guard was gracious enough to call a cab. In the boutique, they have so much...More

1  Thank 819stefaniet
Reviewed 1 week ago

the Mint is located in a stately old building that hides all of the modern technology used to make the coins here in Ottawa they only make the investor coins and the commemorative coins (with the circulation coins being made in Winnipeg). The tour shows...More

1  Thank Nick D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had visited the Mint many times in the past...not too exciting! A visiting teenage grandson had it on his " wish list" so we visited the Mint. SURPRISE! Very interesting tour, great guide , young lady, who related many humorous, interesting anecdotes regarding the...More

1  Thank Canary163
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Mint because my husband was interested, but much to my surprise I also enjoyed the experience! Some interesting facts to hear and know about! And of course seeing the gift shop and browsing through all the cool coins for purchase. Be...More

1  Thank Brenda F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The $Can 5 tour fee is worth very cent. It was very interesting to learn how the mint makes coins for collecting and investing and the guide makes every fact fascinating; like, why the Canadian mint makes coins for a country that mints many other...More

Thank banares
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is parking available? is accessible parking available?
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
Hi. I'd like to know how long it'll take me to visit the museum. Thank you
13 February 2017|
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Response from kkcolin | Reviewed this property |
about 45 mins very nice tour
Mia W
Can you really pay by cheque??
27 December 2016|
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Response from RJL304 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know paid with cash