Royal Canadian Mint
Ottawa has a swag of museums, and the Royal Canadian Mint is housed in one of the city’s most historic buildings.
The castellated building was built in 1908, in mock-medieval castle style befitting a repository of gold bullion.
The Ottawa mint produces special-edition coins and medallions, and is a major refiner of gold. If you fancy seeing regular-circulation coins minted, you need to visit the mint in Winnipeg.Tours explaining the minting process run year-round, and bookings are recommended.