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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  • This is an operating high-security facility which is at the same time a museum. It is amazing how they managed to combine this contradictive features in one place! One can see how the loonies and toon...  more »
  • Going on the tour was very interesting with people working while on the tour was very fascinating. The gift and shop area was so very interesting and staff where very friendly and helpful. A great pla...  more »
  • Beautiful building and grounds! Driveway bordered by flags from all the countries (76, I think) they have made coins for ... beautiful to see. We did the guided tour with Emily who did an outstanding ...  more »
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  • It was so cool to be able to watch the process behind the striking of coins. In most of the building you cannot take photos and you're looking from behind glass at a distance, but it's super enjoyable. We had the opportunity to touch and hold a gold brick. Do it if you can! The self guided tour for only $2.50 is super worth it.
  • Seemed like the only thing to do in Winnipeg. Wasn't overly impressed. Did the self tour on a Saturday, which consisted of looking through windows down at factory machinery with no workers present and not being able to take any photos regardless due to restrictions. The highlight was the store which had tons of beautiful coins, and I picked up one as a souvenir.
  • 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.
  • Cool History of coin production. Can see actual production and a shop where you can see and buy souvenir coins. Would visit again.
  • If you are into how they make coins and distribute them for not just Canada but over 100 other countries this is the place for you. Good gift shop too

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