Royal Canadian Mint Ottawa
Where are we going today?
If you want to take the kids on a tour with a difference, head to the Royal Canadian Mint's headquarters!
These headquarters were founded all the way back in 1908, and this historic building can be found right in the heart of Ottawa! The Royal Canadian Mint not only creates those coins that you use in everyday life, but also those commemorative coins, gold bullion coins, and medals that are released for special occasions!
When you visit, the family can participate in an interactive, guided tour that takes you around historic and informative displays, and even gives you a behind-the-scene look at hose the Royal Canadian Mint operates!
Kids can learn how the coins are made, and you can even see the Vancouver 2010 athlete medals up close. You never know - it may inspire kids to try and be a future Olympic gold medallist!
Did you know that the LARGEST coin every produced is the Million Dollar Coin? There's no better place to learn about it! The tour will also allow you to hold a solid gold bar that's world OVER $750,000. Pretty amazing!
Don't miss some special events that the mint holds across the year, from family events, to meeting the artists and celebrating the holidays!
So why not take a tour with a difference at the Royal Canadian Mint - a priceless family day out!
How much does it cost?
- Adults$4.50 weekends. $6 weekdays
- Children$2.25 weekends. $3 weekdays (Ages 5-17)
- Free Under: 4 years
When can we go?
9am - 5pm. Boutique open until 6pm.
Open all year!
They offer group rates, so why not bring the students along for a historic and fascinating learning experience!.
They do have vending machines set up outside during the warmer months..
There are plenty of places in the city to grab something before or after your visit!.
Any Top Tips?
Call the Royal Canadian Mint before you set out on your journey, to make sure it is open - they try our best to keep information on the website up to date, but it is always worth checking before you leave..
Need a little extra help?
They offer guided tours in both English and French. Tour, boutique and washroom are all wheelchair accessible..
Can I get one of those?
The boutique offers a wide variety of collector coins, jewelry and the perfect gift for anyone. .
It's worth booking your 45 minute tour before you arrive to ensure your spot!.
What people are saying?
by Walter Ego
You can actually see the coins being made here, and pick up a 28 lb gold bar! Unfortunately, it is not clear which people actually buy these highly expensive coins.
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by Kurtis Chua
Good place to visit. Better to visit on weekdays because there very little operations on weekends
by Tim G.
The mint is interesting and tours are inexpensive. If you come on the weekday you can see them making the coins. Good cheap family fun and education.
by Jake Curran
The Royal Canadian Mint is an experience that you cannot miss out on while in the city. While the Winnipeg Mint makes the coins that proceed to go into circulation in Canada and many other countries, the Ottawa Mint makes investment and commemorative or collector coins as well as medals. The tours are extremely cheap and a great boutique is available for the purchase of any of their coins.