AAA Editor Notes
Royal Canadian Mint is at 520 Lagimodière Blvd. at jct. Trans-Canada Hwy. and Hwy. 59. This high-tech, high-volume manufacturing facility is considered one of the world's most modern mints; its high-speed coining presses can each strike 750 coins per minute. The Winnipeg Plant produces all of the circulation coinage for Canada as well as coinage for more than 75 foreign countries.
The building includes a landscaped interior courtyard and a glass tower overlooking the manufacturing plant. At the mint's interactive museum visitors can lift a gold bar worth more than $600,000.
Guided tours are available.