National Gallery of Canada

National Gallery of Canada

Follow National Gallery of Canada

Discover contemporary and historical artworks - including paintings, sculptures, photographs and multimedia installations - in this landmark site located near the vibrant ByWard Market area.

Step underneath Maman, a 9-metre (30 foot) sculpture of a spider by Louise Bourgeois, before entering the stunning granite-and-glass building designed by Moshe Safdie. Inside, you can explore more than 40,000 works by some 6,000 creators! Discover the story of art in Canada in the Indigenous and Canadian Galleries - a massive display that includes ancient Indigenous artifacts, religious pieces from New France, Group of Seven paintings and modern Inuit sculptures. Explore Canada's finest collection of European art, strong collections of Asian and international works, as well as world-class special exhibitions. The Gallery is also home to one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of photographs and related materials.

The National Gallery of Canada is also full of unexpected surprises. Enter the reconstructed and ornate Rideau Street Chapel, where 40 recorded choir voices magically surround you; get Zen in the beautiful interior Garden Court; and head outside to Kìwekì Point (formerly Nepean Point) behind the museum to see several unique art installations, including the towering contemporary sculpture One Hundred Foot Line by Roxy Paine. The point also features a large statue of French explorer Samuel de Champlain and provides a panoramic view of the cities of Ottawa and Gatineau, including Parliament Hill.

Some sections of Kìwekì Point may be inaccessible due to ongoing rehabilitation.

More Details

380 Sussex Drive Ottawa
Toll Free
Bike Friendly Certified
Free Wi-Fi
Major credit cards accepted
Accessibility: Washrooms
Dates & Hours of Operation
May through September, open daily 9:30am-5pm, Open Thursdays until 8pm; October through April, closed Mondays. Tuesday – Sunday: 9:30am to 5pm, Open Thursdays until 8pm.
Reservations (Large Groups)
Onsite Parking
Extra Fee
Other payment methods accepted
Alipay, UnionPay
Distance to Shaw Centre (km)
Distance to Parliament Hill (km)
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Admission (regular adult price)
16 CAD to 30 CAD
Time Needed to Visit
Student Friendly
Coach Parking
Within two blocks
Comp policy for the Driver and/or the Escort
Fully-Independent Traveller Rates Offered
Group Menu Available
Group Rates Offered
Student friendly web page
Exhibit Loading Dock Available
Outdoor Venue Available 
Venue Type
Museum or gallery
Venue Accessibility: Entry
Venue Accessibility: Washrooms
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Size of Largest Meeting Room (Square Feet)
Capacity of Largest Meeting Room (Reception Style)
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