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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  • October 3, 2017
    The tour of the Royal Canadian Mint was quite interesting. I was amazed at how all the coins are made and that Canada makes coins for other countries. It is well worth a tour of this place.  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Much more to see than just coin production. There is a nice park outside and during migration season lots of bird's willing to add their gifts of nature.  more »
  • September 24, 2017
    We were pleasantly surprised at how involved and how many coins the mint makes for other countries. The artistry on some coins is unbelievable  more »
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  • July 5, 2017
    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.
  • July 1, 2017
    Came for Canada 150 - the staff was friendly, organized and efficient. It was a great experience! Looking forward to going back another day. 🙂
  • May 6, 2017
    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.
  • May 24, 2017
    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.
  • June 17, 2017
    Really cool. Very interesting tour. I saw gold bar and was able to feel how heavy it is.

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