Take a fascinating, affordable tour to learn how coins are made, and shop for unique gifts and collectibles in an historic building near the ByWard Market area.
On your tour, you can learn about the precise art and craft of coin-making, see over $1 million worth of pure gold and even hold a solid gold bar! Discover the mint's storied history, which includes a Guinness World Record for producing the world's largest coin—a 100-kilogram coin made of 99.999% pure gold with a face value of $1 million. On weekdays, you can also watch coins being made.
Operating since 1908, the Royal Canadian Mint is one of the world's most respected manufacturers. The mint's Ottawa location makes coins for collectors, many of which commemorate important people and events in Canada's history. It is open daily, year round.