The National Gallery is located in one of the most spectacular sites in Ottawa – along Ottawa’s historic ByWard Market, overlooking the Ottawa River and the Canadian Parliament Buildings. Its award-winning architecture, featuring the luminous Great Hall, spacious galleries, and interior gardens and courtyards, is itself worth the visit.
As the permanent home of the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of Canadian art, the National Gallery is the country’s finest art museum, and a top attraction in Ottawa, Ontario. Visitors can enjoy seasonal special exhibitions and audio tours in English, French, Mandarin, German and Spanish. You’ll want to take advantage of the panoramic views of the Parliament Buildings by dining at the Cafétéria des Beaux-Arts. Browse the Boutique stocked with an excellent selection of books with Canadian handcrafted jewelry and international designer gifts. Visit our website at www.gallery.ca for more information on exhibitions and admission.