Royal Canadian Mint Pavilion

Easily one of the busiest pavilions, the Royal Canadian Mint had fantastic crowds of people for one simple reason: they let you touch the medals!

Royal Canadian Mint Pavilion

A coworker waited 9 hours in line to get his photo with the Gold medal!
Royal Canadian Mint Pavilion

Royal Canadian Mint Pavilion

Royal Canadian Mint Pavilion

Royal Canadian Mint Pavilion

Royal Canadian Mint Pavilion

The Million Dollar coin (now actually worth about $3.5Million)
Royal Canadian Mint Pavilion

Of course, I had to hold a Gold medal myself too
Royal Canadian Mint Pavilion

The main pavilion closed at the end of the Winter Games but I’ve heard they are moving to a different location for the Paralympic Games so you’ll still have a chance to handle the medals. The lineups might even be more manageable.

UPDATE: The Mint has announced it’s new location during the Paralympic Games – The Vancouver Public Library.

One Comment

  1. Masey says:

    Great post John. I always thought I should get down there, but every time I went past the super long lines scared me away.

    Thanks for taking me in there, mate!

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