Royal Canadian Mint, Winnipeg

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Get the scoop on those Canadian coins in your wallet at Royal Canadian Mint. Opened in 1976 as a sister branch of the historical Ottawa Mint, this facility produces every single Canadian coin in circulation, as well as serving 75 other countries in their coin production. Dramatic triangular architecture leads to the entrance, where a tour will take you through an interactive display room. Learn how billions of coins a year are pressed from giant strips of metal at a rate of 1,000 coins per second. Collectors have the chance to pick up a new piece or simply browse the various mint memorabilia on offer. Displays and tours are available in French and English. Plan your visit to Royal Canadian Mint and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Winnipeg trip planning website .
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  • Very educational with a tour guide. A Spanish/English interpreter was among our group. It was very interesting to see the assembly line. And fascinating to learn how many countries currency is made he...  more »
  • Truly an experience in itself. You spend it they make it. Neat to see how money is made. There is also a giftshop for you to purchase the coins right off the press.  more »
  • Definitely the highlight of the trip to Winnipeg for my 12 year old and I. The tour was inexpensive ($6 for me, $3 for children) and very well worth it. It was 45 minutes and very informative/interest...  more »
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  • I thought it would be more exciting but it was rather plain. However, what excitement could there really be in money. There was at least some interesting information and innovation. Tour times are too sparse and when I checked online I did not see times. We were unwilling to wait so we just walked around and read the signs for ourselves. All the souvenirs were very expensive. Some items did look pretty cool though. The building is very beautiful.
  • This experience was on the money. Totally worth it. Best part: there is no cost to enter! Staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Also compliMINTary parking!
  • Fun tour! Learned a lot of interesting facts and they have a lot of cool coins on display for purchase. Got my Canada 150 coin set!
  • The tour was really interesting and impressive. The facility was well kept and clean. We could watch the workers from parts of the tour which was cool (someone waved at me :D ). The shop was really cool! They had some really cool collectible coins. Not to mention the gold bar they have inside that they let you pick up and hold.
  • Great place to have a look around and they have a shop so you can get unique gifts. There isn't too much to do once you've seen it but it is worth the trip. We decided not to pay for the tour as it was pretty pricey and I think it was the right decision because you can go up and have a look anyway. Lovely day out. Well maintained place.

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