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National Gallery of Canada

National Gallery of Canada Review


National Gallery of Canada. A magnificent glass-tower structure engineered by Canadian architect Moshe Safdie holds the premier collection of Canadian art in the world. It also houses important European and American art collections and hosts major international traveling exhibits. Inside the National Gallery is the reconstructed Rideau Convent Chapel, a classic example of French-Canadian 19th-century architecture with the continent's only neo-Gothic fan-vaulted ceiling. The building also has two restaurants and a large art-focused bookstore. In the Artissimo area, children can produce their own masterpieces, which are hung along a corridor for several days, using provided arts-and-crafts materials.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 380 Sussex Dr., Ottawa, ON
  • Phone: 613/990–1985; 800/319–2787
  • Cost: C$6; free Thurs. 5–8
  • Hours: May–Sept., Mon.–Wed. and Fri.–Sun. 10–5, Thurs. 10–8; Oct.–Apr., Tues., Wed., and Fri.–Sun. 10–5, Thurs. 10–8
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  • Location: Ottawa

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