Royal Canadian Mint

Ottawa, ON

Where are we going?

Royal Canadian Mint
320 Sussex Drive
Ottawa
ON
K1N 5C7

613-993-8990

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)

Discount: Seniors $3.75 and $5

Free Under: 4 years

Family Deals: 2A and 4C - $11.25 weekends / $15 weekdays

LAST UPDATED 2016

Need a little extra help?

They offer guided tours in both English and French. Tour, boutique and washroom are all wheelchair accessible.

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When can we go?

9am - 5pm. Boutique open until 6pm.

Open all year!

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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.

I’m Hungry!

They do have vending machines set up outside during the warmer months.

Healthy Eating

There are plenty of places in the city to grab something before or after your visit!

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