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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  • The building looks amazing and the lawn is always well maintained. Can't stand the geese though, shame they're protected.  more »
  • I quite enjoyed the visit. Staff were knowledgeable & seemed to enjoy themselves. It's quite neat to see where & how money is made  more »
  • If your want a great experience with your family or friends from out of town. this one will not disappoint. you will not find this kind of interest just any where, There are only 2 mints in Canada.  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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