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Visit the Mint

Ottawa Location

Following advice and guidance from local health authorities the Mint has suspended tours and closed our boutique in Ottawa. Virtual tours of the Winnipeg facility are available, please see below for more information.

We are committed to doing everything we can to keep our employees, customers and visitors healthy and safe. The Mint is committed to providing a gratifying experience for you, we will make use of mint.ca, social media platforms and authorized e-mail notifications to keep you informed.

 

New for 2021

The Winnipeg Royal Canadian Mint is offering virtual tours. Our 35-45 minute virtual tour entertains and educates guests with their own personal tour guide. Each of our tour guides is well trained in the history and storytelling that make the Royal Canadian Mint a uniquely Canadian experience. Learn about the pride and passion our employees bring to coin making for Canada and up to 80 countries around the world.

Virtual tours are offered Monday to Saturday in English and French. Tours are conducted using Zoom, please download and test Zoom before your tour date. Please call: 204-984-1144 or email: reservationswinnipeg@mint.ca

 

Individual and Family Rates for Virtual Tours

$8 for adults
$7 for seniors
$4.50 for children (ages 5-17)
Children 4 and under free
$20 Family (2 adults, 2 children)
Taxes not included

 

Group and Corporate Experiences Rates

$50 for a student/educational group (35 participants maximum)
$75 for the adult/corporate experience (35 participants maximum)
Taxes not included

 

Booking information (please reserve at least two weeks in advance)

Call: 204-984-1144 or 1-877-WPG-MINT (toll-free)
Email: reservationswinnipeg@mint.ca



The Royal Canadian Mint's headquarters occupy the historic building in central Ottawa where the Mint was founded in 1908. Today, the Ottawa facility produces hand-crafted collector and commemorative coins, gold bullion coins, medals and medallions. This is where the master tooling is done to create the dies that strike coin designs for both circulation and commemorative issues. The Mint's gold refining and advanced engineering operations are also located here in Ottawa.

Visit the Ottawa boutique at 320 Sussex Drive to add to your coin collection, find exciting gift ideas and take home some Mint memorabilia or take a guided tour to learn more about the exacting skill that goes into precision coin design.

Plan your visit to the Ottawa Mint

  • Learn how coins are made by joining an interactive guided tour with one of the friendly tour guides (English or French)
  • See the famous Vancouver 2010 athlete medals
  • Learn about the record-breaking Million Dollar Coin – the largest coin ever produced

Other Nearby Attractions: The Mint is within walking distance to many popular Ottawa attractions including the National Gallery of Canada and the Byward Market.

Reservations strongly recommended: To book your 45-minute tour, call 1-800-267-1871 (toll-free), or email us at ottawaboutique@csc.mint.ca.

Recommended for children 5 years and older.

Prices

Individual Prices* Group Prices*
(20 people or more)
Adults (18+) $8 $6.75
Kids (5-17) $4.50 $4
Seniors (65+) $7 $6
Infants (4 & under) Free Free
Family (2 adults & 2 children) $20

*Taxes included. Prices subject to change without notice.

Hours of Operation**

Boutique
9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Gold Bar Hours (Fall/Winter)
Thursdays from 11 AM to 3 PM
Fridays from 11 AM to 3 PM
Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Sundays from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Tours
First tour at 10 AM, last tour at 4 PM
Reservations recommended

**Hours subject to change without notice.
Tours subject to change without notice.

General Inquiries

Toll free: 1-800-267-1871

Directions

320 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0G8


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