Fodor's Expert Review National Gallery of Canada

Ottawa Family


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.


Quick Facts

380 Sussex Dr.
Ottawa, Ontario  K1N 9N4, Canada


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: C$15, Closed Mon. Oct. 1--Apr. 30