3 Amazing Galleries Every Art Lover Should Check Out in Ottawa, Canada

Ottawa, Canada. Photo by Jacob Meissner on Unsplash

Ottawa is the cultural heart of Canada and it’s home to more amazing museums and galleries than we can count. If you’re a passionate art lover, you’ll feel right at home in this city, especially if you put these three art galleries on your bucket list.

National Gallery of Canada

The National Gallery of Canada is one of Ottawa’s main tourist attractions and it fully deserves all the praise that it’s getting. It’s a work of art inside out, and the giant spider sculpture called Maman is its main attraction. It’s also worth visiting for its impressive exhibitions, which include 93,000 works of European, American, Asian, and Indigenous art.

Ottawa Art Gallery

The second most popular art gallery in Ottawa opened its doors inside Arts Court in 1988. In the decades to come, it built a reputation as one of the city’s main art hubs. It’s home to thousands of works of art, some of which are a part of the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art.

Orange Art Gallery

If you enjoy discovering smaller local galleries in each new city you visit, the Orange Art Gallery will be your cup of tea. It established itself as a major fixture on the local art scene because it champions local contemporary artists by presenting their work and offering it for sale.