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National Gallery Of Canada, Ottawa - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4, Canada

Phone: +1-6139901985

Ticket Price: 12 USD

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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With a huge spider sculpture welcoming you at the entrance, you get ready to see the surreal collection of National Gallery of Canada. The Gallery was founded in 1880 and is by far, one of the best art galleries in the world. The beautiful building itself was designed by Moshe Safdie and showcases a wide collection of some of the best paintings, sculptures and photographs in the country.

The art collection by European artists is second to none in the world and artists like Louis-Philippe Hebert, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Alex Colville and Emily Carr among others, truly adds to the stunning collection. 

National Gallery Of Canada Ticket Prices

Admission fees:

  • Adults: $12
  • Seniors (65+): $10
  • Students (With Valid ID): $10
  • Youth (age 12 - 19): $6
  • Children (age 11 and under): Free
  • Family (2 Adults and 3 Youths): $24
  • Members: Free (become a Member)

Free General Admission to the National Collection:

  • Every Thursday: 5.00 pm -8.00 pm
  • Sunday 22 May 2016 (International Museums Day)
  • Sunday 5 June 2016 (Doors Open Ottawa)
  • Friday 1st July 2016 (Canada Day)
  • Sunday 2 October 2016 (Culture Days)

Admission to the Library is Free.

National Gallery Of Canada Opening and Closing Hours

  • Visit the website or contact the authorities for detailed timings.

How To reach National Gallery Of Canada by Public Transport

  • By Bus: Bruyere / Parent
  • By Taxi
  • By renting a Car/ Bicycle.
  • On foot

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  • There are lot of great art in here. Many different exhibitions. Some of the paintings are exquisite, if you start following the brush strokes you can get lost for hours, trying to imagine the creation of the painting. Great way to spend the day. You need to be interested in art or willing to learn. If you are just here to take a look around you may not like it as much, still you will enjoy the space. The space itself is extremely large and just the shear architecture will mesmerize you. I can just come here and sit my day through. You should definitely visit if you have the time.

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  • I visited the gallery Canada day weekend - they also have free entry on Thursday evenings. The architecture is simply stunning - you can see Parliament through the windows on the second floor, there's lots of light, an indoor pond and even an indoor courtyard. My favourite part by far was the Forty-Part Motet, found inside the Rideau Chapel (accessible through the garden/courtyard). Inside the chapel are 40 standing speakers in a large circle; each one playing a recording of a singer's voice. You'll find several benches in the middle to rest your legs. When you sit/stand in the middle and close your eyes, it actually seems like there is a chorus of singers around you. You can stand next to each speaker and hear the individual parts and voices. It was absolutely incredible and I hope it's a permanent installation because I'd love to see it again!!

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  • Beautiful building with beautiful art. The first stop should be their cafeteria. The food was delicious! The best butterscotch pudding I have ever tasted. The salad bar was light fair, heavy on great flavours. It was a great way to start the tour.

  • Nice place to go and see different art style and some really classic ones.... If u love art you should give it a try. For me it was a wonderful experience and I guess will never forget it

  • This place is incredible! We met Picasso, but please read the small signs on the walls. In some exhibits you are encouraged to use your cell phones and others, it is strictly prohibited, as we found out from a very rude employee. You'd think we tried to steal a Picasso from the way we were treated. Unnecessarily rude and condesending. Other than that, the National Gallery is a must-see if you're in beautiful Ottawa. (Side note: I hate big cities (like Toronto). Ottawa may be a big city, the Capital of Canada, but it doesn't feel like a big city. There are streets that are open air markets, art sculptures all over, restaurant patios. It truly is a beautiful city!)

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