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National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

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Peruse a multitude of local and international works of various disciplines at National Gallery of Canada, one of the leading galleries in the country. Enjoy pieces by some of history’s most revered artists, including Warhol, Mondrian, Dali, Picasso, and a host of others. After exploring the vast collection, stop to refresh and reflect at the onsite cafe. Be sure to pop into the gift shop for the opportunity to purchase a plethora of art publications and souvenirs. Plan to visit National Gallery of Canada during your Ottawa vacation using our convenient Ottawa trip itinerary maker.
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  • It was my dream to visit the National Art Gallery in Ottawa and view in person Canadian Art, especially the Group of Seven. However, I was most disappointed as the Canadian exhibit was not opening for...  more »
  • I had been looking forward to seeing the National Gallery and finally was there. Two days before most of the 2nd level was to reopen with new exhibits. So I was really left with the Canadian and Inter...  more »
  • Beside the permanent exhibition the special ones are great.Place also has an interesting restaurant with great seating.  more »
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  • Great place to visit if you are from Ottawa or visiting! Wonderful display and pride in First Nations art and artists. Very interesting architecture in the building. The cafe has nice food, a little bit pricey, but the museums affordable admission off sets this. Also! Students get a near 50% discount on admission fees! Great brain food! I can't wait to go again!
  • Went here while they had the Monet art work on display. It was $12 each for adults to get in. $6 extra each if you wanted a headset. This wasn't necessary unless you preferred it. All descriptions were under the photos. Gallery is very big and there is lots to see. There are many different kinds of art too. In the Monet exhibit you were unable to take pictures. This place is great.
  • Go after 5 on a Thursday and you get in free! I checked out their temporary Canadian Photography exhibit and really enjoyed it. I also walked around and looked at some of the more traditional paintings and also some contemporary sculptures. The gift shop was full of interesting stuff too, and I spent about half an hour in there alone. The park space behind the gallery is also incredible, especially at sunset. Check out the streetlight sculpture and the lightning bolt sculpture if you have the time - very cool.
  • Really great expositions including the two aboriginal ones. My girlfriend and I went during the Doors Open Ottawa event so we didn't had time to view everything especially the international Arts section which is huge, but may return in the future for other galleries and arts as it would probably take several hours to go properly through the entire gallery
  • I really enjoyed my time there. They had everything from the very weird to paintings I enjoyed. Sculptures wer cool, too. We went the end of May so some parts were not open yet. That's the only downside.