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Royal Canadian Mint, Winnipeg

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Government Building Tourist Spot
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 Winnipeg vacation using our convenient Winnipeg vacation builder.
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  • Amazingly fun and fact-filled tour that shows you how our coins are minted here in Canada. Interesting to find out that our mint actually produces coins for many countries around the world! Not a long...  more »
  • We were there on a day all employees were on holiday but our tour guide took us through and we were thoroughly impressed with this Mint. It is worth making a reservation to take a tour  more »
  • This is Canada's newest mint-- and its garden like setting and architectural character is indeed inviting!! This "State of the Art" Mint not only makes money for Canada-- but also services many other ...  more »
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  • Beautiful place. Went here for Canada 150 for the coin exchange and it was bumpin'. The only thing I'd say is not to bring dogs. A security officer told me that it was fine to bring him, but could not bring him inside, but there was just a lot going on.
  • Came for Canada 150 - the staff was friendly, organized and efficient. It was a great experience! Looking forward to going back another day. 🙂
  • The mint has an excellent facade to photograph but the excitement ends there. The tour offered inside for a fee is very short with not much to look at other than the manufacturing machines and workers at the mint. There are no exhibitions or interesting things to see. If you have seen the mint in Ottawa, this mint tour is exact the same.
  • We visited during the Doors Open Winnipeg weekend. It was actually a pretty interesting tour. It would probably be better to tour when they are actually running during the weekday and their make your own coin machines were broken.
  • Really cool. Very interesting tour. I saw gold bar and was able to feel how heavy it is.

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