National Gallery of Canada

Even the site itself is an architectural marvel – a stunning ultra-modern glass dome with prism-like towers and guarded by a giant spider sculpture. There’s no better way to explore the country’s artistic heritage than the National Gallery of Canada, which lies within walking distance from both the ByWard Market and Parliament Buildings. Inside, you will find everything from Canadian classics and European masterpieces to local Indigenous sculptures.

Even the site itself is an architectural marvel – a stunning ultra-modern glass dome with prism-like towers and guarded by a giant spider sculpture. There’s no better way to explore the country’s artistic heritage than the National Gallery of Canada, which lies within walking distance from both the ByWard Market and Parliament Buildings. Inside, you will find everything from Canadian classics and European masterpieces to local Indigenous sculptures.

Itching to dive deep into Canada’s rich heritage? There’s no better place to do so than in the nation’s capital: Ottawa. Highlighting the list is the striking National Gallery of Canada, an architectural marvel in itself that houses a remarkable collection of classic and contemporary artwork from both Canadian and international artists. Just down the road lies the fascinating Canadian War Museum, where you can (literally) place yourself in the trenches of Canada’s engrossing military history. Finish the tour off at the Canadian Museum of Nature, which traces all the way back to the prehistoric era with an impressive collection of fossils, lifelike creatures, and interactive exhibitions. It’s also worth noting that all museums in Ottawa are free every Thursday evening between 5pm and 8pm. 

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