Ottawa Art Galleries
National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive
The Ottawa Art Gallery
Arts Court, 2 Daly Avenue (613) 233-8699
Orange Art Gallery
290 City Centre Ave (613) 761-1500
Orange Art Gallery is a contemporary studio and gallery located in the centre of the Arts district at the Parkdale Market area of Hintonburg.
The CUBE Gallery
1285 Wellington Street West (613) 728-1750
Cube is a contemporary art gallery that hosts a new group show every month.
2nd Floor Studio of Thyme and Again, 1255 Wellington Street West (613) 722.0093 x 225
Exposure Gallery was established in 2009 as a unique and multi-faceted exhibition space to showcase and ‘expose’ emerging and established Canadian visual arts with a current focus on fine art photography.
Museums of Ottawa and the National Capital Region
Canadian Museum of History
100 Laurier Street, Gatineau (819) 776-7000
Located in downtown Gatineau just five minutes from the downtown Ottawa, The Canadian Museum of History boasts artifacts and life sized exhibits that will help you discover 20,000 years of Canadian human history. The museum is the most popular attraction and most visited museum in Canada. With roots stretching back to 1856, it is one of North America’s oldest museums. To compliment its permanent life-sized exhibits, the museum is also home to the Canadian children’s museum, the Canadian Postal Museum and an IMAX theater.
Canadian Museum of Nature
240 McLeod Street (613) 566-4700
Explore the world of insects, prehistoric dinosaurs, animals and the changing face of the earth, all at the Canadian Museum of Nature.
The Canada Aviation and Space Museum
11 Aviation Parkway (613) 993-2010
The Canada Aviation and Space Museum as Canada’s national museum has earned an international reputation and following and is recognized as having the most extensive aviation collection in Canada and one which ranks among the finest in the world.
Rideau Hall – Governor General’s Residence
1 Sussex Drive (613)998-7113
(This is a lovely and interesting historical Ottawa location, where you can either just stroll around the outer grounds and park space, or go on a guided tour of the actual residence building.)
Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place (819) 776-8600
The Canadian War Museum is a national museum of military history covering Canada’s military past, from the earliest of times to the present day. Through its extraordinary permanent and special exhibitions, the Museum shows how military events have shaped the development of the country, both at home and on the world stage. With expansive exhibition space, diverse public programs and unparalleled displays of collections, it is a must-see destination for visitors and local alike.
A Museum Visit – take your pick, Ottawa has loads
(Museum of Civilization, Canadian War Museum, The Canadian Museum of Nature, The Bank of Canada’s Currency Museum, and many many more.)