National Gallery Of Canada

Currently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
  • Address: 380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4, Canada
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-6139901985
  • Ticket Price: 12 USD
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Art Gallery, Family And Kids, Sculpture

About National Gallery Of Canada, Ottawa

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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National Gallery Of Canada, Ottawa Reviews

  • We thought 3 hours would be plenty of time to view the entire gallery - we were very wrong! Please set aside an entire day to view this gallery in its entirety. There is so much beautiful art! And the security staff are abundant and very helpful. Even the gift shop was awesome, with tons of gorgeous merchandise. There is also a coat check which was helpful.

  • Very cool gallery with a varied scope on fine art pieces. It was a great place to spend the day or a few hours examining and appreciating art; great location for a date, family excursion, friendly outing or field trip. As I've heard, they host several weddings in the Great Hall.

  • Every time I come here I see something new. The staff are helpful and informative, while the exhibits are well maintained and at times provocative and/or elegant. The facility has a great boutique and restaurant. The outdoor monuments and view of the Ottawa River and Parliament Hill also can’t be beat. If you’re a lover of the visual arts, then I highly recommend you visit.

  • This is a great museum. It is right downtown, within walking distance of the market and a lot of parks. There are also some installations outside, which makes for a great place to sit and relax in the summer. The building itself is beautiful and the art is always interesting. There are also interactive projects and crafts to keep kids busy. I would recommend this museum to anyone no matter their age or interests. I think there is something for everyone here. Also, thursdays there is free entrance

  • The National Gallery is a beautiful building full of great artwork. Lots of stuff for kids and adults. I loved the modern and contemporary art. My main complaint is that the Native Arts section is very limited. I would have liked to see better representation of native populations.

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