Canada’s premier art collection is housed in the National Gallery of Canada, a strikingly modern building of glass and pink granite overlooking the Ottawa River.
The collection focuses on Canadian and European works, both classical and contemporary. The chronological display of art in the Canadian galleries is especially illuminating, providing a cultural overview of Canada’s history in paintings.
You’ll also find photography exhibits, Asian collections and the art of indigenous and Aboriginal Canadians in the Inuit Gallery.
The gallery also prides itself on the quality and energy of its ongoing contemporary collection.
Great. The best way to see Ottowa you must go on it.
My one regret is that I did not get to Ottawa earlier in the day so that I could do more hopping on and hopping off. It is a beautiful city and deserves a little time for discovery.
The National Gallery of Canada is a 15-minute stroll from downtown, beside Alexandra Bridge overlooking the Ottawa River.