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Royal Canadian Mint, Ottawa

Categories: Government Buildings, Educational Sites, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.2/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
Learn about the history and techniques of coin design and production at Royal Canadian Mint. The mint was founded in 1908, with the historic building now acting as a museum, as well as producing collector and commemorative coins. Take an interactive guided tour of the facility to learn about the processes involved in minting, and how they have changed with scientific developments over the years. Learn about the largest coin ever produced, and take the opportunity to hold a solid gold bar worth over $750,000. The gift shop provides plenty of opportunity for collectors to add to their collection, and beginners to get theirs underway. For Royal Canadian Mint and beyond, use our Ottawa tour planner to get the most from your Ottawa vacation.
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  • Very interesting tour, would certainly recommend it. The price was fair, the only complaint We had was the elevator was not working at the time and we had to take the stairs. 
  • I visited this museum in February for the first time with my nieces (7 & 9 years old) and we all lived it. My nieces were engaged and asked lots of questions. I went back last week with friends from G...  read more »
  • Booking a guided tour of the Mint is easy - but it does require a phone call as there's no online booking. We went on a Saturday. Our tour guide was fantastic. She's extremely knowledgeable and presen...  read more »
  • This was truly an amazing experience for our family, wonderful staff that were full of knowledge. We had a wonderful tour guide that answered any questions we had to the best of her ability. I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Ottawa to learn about the value, the artistic value and the process in making the silver and gold coins that are sold here and also sent around the world as collector coins.
  • The tour guide gave us a very vibrant and informative experience. She was clearly knowledgeable on the processes and products at the mint and was able to answer any question the group posed. The videos on the tour also helped to illustrate and clarify the metalworking process.
  • Went for a tour of the silver and golden coins production facility. The place looks like a super clean metal shop with tiny exception: the raw material - "sheet metal" being huge coils of silver and gold. There is a bar of 9999 gold chained to a dedicated plinth, that you can hold in your hands (and take a picture with). Besides super expensive collectable coins, there is very little souvenirs in the boutique at affordable prices, thus only four stars.
  • A must to-do list to visit while anyone is in Ottowa tour. This Royal Mint produces all of Canada's circulation coins and manufactures circulation coins on behalf of other nations. There is a gift shop for precious and base metal collector coins; gold, silver, palladium, and platinum bullion coins; medals, as well as medallions and tokens.
  • A must do attraction in Ottawa. The tour is nice and relaxing filled with information your average guy doesn't know. Most of all the price doesn't make a hole in your pocket ;)
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