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National Gallery of Canada

National Gallery of Canada
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Type of Attraction
Museums, Buildings & Monuments
Interests That Apply
Art, Architecture, Photography, Shopping
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Price: $5-$10
Admission is free on Thursdays after 5pm.
Is there parking?: Limited
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Lunch
Restrooms: Available
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National Gallery of Canada

The Gallery

Canada's Artistic Legacy

Expert Pick Must See

Address: Phone:
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4
+1 613 990 1985 / +1 800 319 2787
Fax: +1 613 993 4385


Arguably the most beautiful structure in the nation's capital, and certainly a spectacular addition to Ottawa's skyline, the Gallery was designed by Moshe Safdie and completed in 1988. After entering the building, visitors proceed up a long, glass concourse with a vaulted ceiling that leads to the Great Hall. From the hall, visitors can access the gallery's many rooms, each based on an artistic style or period. Pieces include works by masters such as Pissaro, Gustav Klimt and Rembrandt.

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Times & Dates

Open Hours: 10am-5pm, Mon-Wed and Fri-Sun, 10am-8pm, Thur, May-Sep / other months, see website for details
Visit Time: 1hr-3hr
Best Time to Visit: The best times to visit are early in the morning or late in the afternoon.
Why Best: The crowds are smaller.
Average Wait Time: None
Price: $5-$10
Price Notes: Admission is free on Thursdays after 5pm.


Indoor with climate control.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Best Modes of Transportation: Taxi Walking
Notes: Underground parking is offered at the site. If driving, see website for detailed directions.
Parking Availability: Limited
Average Price per Hour: $0-$5
Parking Safety: Safe

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