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Royal Canadian Mint, Ottawa

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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Royal Canadian Mint and many more Ottawa attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Ottawa trip planning website .
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  • We went over the March Break. Our 3 children (ages, 11, 9 & 6) were somewhat interested, glad it was only 45 minutes! Caroline was our tour guide and was great! She was very knowledgeable and kept thi...  more »
  • It’s $8 admittance for a tour of the mint. You cannot get in without a tour ticket, not even into the gift shop. There are also no phones or cameras of any kind allowed. Our guide was AMAZING! Julie A...  more »
  • I had heard good things about this free tour and convinced my family we should do it on our trip to Ottawa. The 45 minute tours book up quickly...when we arrived at 10:30 they told us to return at 1:0...  more »
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  • Guided tour was informative, well put together and well worth the time and money. The gift shop/boutique is amazing. So much to choose from and look at. Definitely a place to visit in Ottawa (and yes, that is a real bar of gold on display that you can touch).
  • A surprising interesting place! I went because the person I was with wanted to, and I expected to be thoroughly bored. Quite the opposite. An inexpensive and very cool tourist stop while in Ottawa. Short walk from many other major attractions
  • A bit overpriced for the group tour with no souvenir. We feel rushed, we spent 1-2 minutes on each station but given display presentations that likely take at least no fewer than five minutes to absorb and understand. Also the space feels cramped.
  • This was a fantastic tour! We loved the experience of getting to know the various type of coins that are minted here in Ottawa. This tour was about 45 minutes long, and very informative. Make sure to get your tickets early, as the tour's filled up fast.
  • Loved our experience! We had an enthusiastic guide while as able to provide a lot of insight and interesting information.
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