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Royal Canadian Mint, Winnipeg

Categories: Government Buildings, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.2/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web
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 to visit Royal Canadian Mint during your Manitoba vacation using our convenient Manitoba vacation builder.
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  • I expected more but the tour was only 45 minutes and pretty informative. I know many native Winnipeggers and none had ever been there. The gift shop could be amped up a bit. The coin maker was cool bu...  read more »
  • As with nearly all the other reviews, take the tour when you go there. The last tour on Saturdays is at 330 - the tour is ~45 minutes long (they close at 5). As a kid, it probably won't entertain you....  read more »
  • we went there with a lot of expectations... nice gift shop but we did not see how they actually make coins. We was surprised about the fact that they make money for a lot of countries :) 
  • For a numismatist - the tour was really quite lame and not worth the money. I didn't learn anything I didn't already know. For the steep admission price, all they do is take you upstairs and have you look through some windows at the machines - really not much to see. If you didn't know it was the mint, you'd think it was just some generic manufacturing plant. All I read was glowing reviews about this place, but I was really disappointed. We had to wait around for a tour that was on the hour - got there at 10:20 and had to wait till 11, but there was NOTHING to do/see on the first floor while waiting. You'd think they'd at least have displays for people to look at - maybe a museum, nothing. The only thing they had was a place you could lift up a real gold bar - that was cool, but only lasted 2 minutes.
  • had relatives in from Hungary and Sweden, took the tour and it was well worth the trip. the young lady who took us on the tour was well trained and did a wonderful job. I thank you so much for the great information and the tour of the mint its self.
  • This is a world class facility and the tour shows you in detail how the coins are made, from designing stages all the way to shipping. This is the only one of its kind in Canada. A must see for tourists and foreigners. The building's architecture is also very beautiful inside and out. No photos allowed inside, but bring a camera for outside pictures. As a local, I would take the family every few years. It's great family activity, especially if the weather outside is unpleasant.
  • I enjoyed the Royal Canadian Mint tour. It was informative and interesting. You can't see too much from up above, but they have videos going that help with that.
  • Them make alot of money here. I would recommend walking and reading all the flags! Then take a break and look over the water watching the geese!
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