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!