Ottawa Famous Galleries Walking Tour, Ottawa

Ottawa is home to a large number of great galleries and offers something to everyone. You'll discover a plethora of masterpieces of sculptures and paintings from ancient times to the present. Whether they be small family-owned galleries or large national galleries, they teach you more about Native Canadian art and its evolution. Be sure to take a walking tour through Ottawa's famous galleries and discover the jewels of this northern city.
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Ottawa Famous Galleries Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Ottawa Famous Galleries Walking Tour
Guide Location: Canada » Ottawa (See other walking tours in Ottawa)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
Author: helenp
National Gallery of Canada

1) National Gallery of Canada (must see)

The National Gallery of Canada is one of the most acclaimed art institutions in the world and contains the most exceptional collection of artworks. Designed by Moshe Safdie, the Gallery building is one of the most beautiful in Ottawa. Completed in 1988, it houses a huge and diverse collection of paintings, drawings and other works of art, created by both Canadian and prominent European masters.

For years, Canadians had wanted a national gallery of their own where they could display Canadian...   view more
Galerie d'Art Jean-Claude-Bergeron

2) Galerie d'Art Jean-Claude-Bergeron

Located in downtown Ottawa, the Galerie d'art Jean-Claude-Bergeron is a very famous art gallery in Ottawa. It was founded in 1992 by Jean-Claude Bergeron, an established artist and owner of the gallery. His vast knowledge and experience in visual arts and printmaking have enabled him to garner such a wonderful collection of modern Canadian and international art works. Today, the owner eagerly assists visitors with finding a suitable piece of art for their interiors or a corporate gift,...   view more
Lafreniere & Pai Gallery

3) Lafreniere & Pai Gallery

Founded in 2000, the Lafrenière & Pai Gallery seeks to present the most amazing contemporary Canadian sculpture and jewelry. The Gallery intends to support and explore new ideas significant to our contemporary time. Don't hesitate to spend a few hours on touring this wonderful gallery. Operating hours: Sunday & Monday 12 pm to 5 pm; Tuesday & Wednesday 11 am to 6 pm; Thursday & Friday 11 am to 7 pm; Saturday 10 am to 5...   view more
Koyman Galleries

4) Koyman Galleries

Established in 1965, Koyman Galleries is an art gallery in Ottawa spread over an area of 13,000 square feet. Filled with photographs and paintings, it features the work of over 200 Canadian artists. The gallery is very simply decorated and the area displaying pictures is very neat so that visitors could focus their attention on the paintings rather than the décor. As a result, each work of art presented here gets the deserved attention.

A soft background music enables the visitors to observe...   view more
Ottawa Art Gallery

5) Ottawa Art Gallery

The Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) is an art gallery committed to the production, distribution, interpretation and acquirement of modern art. It is an independent non-profit institution dedicated to benefiting the local arts community. Its main focus lies on the presentation of Canadian culture through the works of art, pursuant to which objective it regularly organizes exhibitions, tours, lectures, publications and many programs for young people.

OAG is not allied with the federal government but...   view more
Astrolabe Gallery

6) Astrolabe Gallery

Located at 71 Sparks Street in Ottawa, the Astrolabe Gallery is an exclusive gallery that is loaded with historical art works specifically related to maps. The broad range of works presented here includes ancient maps, drawings, books, globes and historical manuscripts. This extensive collection is considered to be one of the largest of its kind in Canada. It is particularly noted for having hundred percent original works of art in a superb condition. Some of the displayed items are well over...   view more
Snow Goose Gallery

7) Snow Goose Gallery

Snow Goose Gallery is a true gem among art galleries. Family owned and operated, it has on display various native Canadian artifacts and items of a great historical value. You can find out more about aboriginal jewelry, handmade moccasins, quill baskets and many more artworks. With its large collection of dream catches, Inuit prints, masks, totems and leather goods it will provide you with a unique experience. Operating Hours: Monday to Friday 9:30 am to 5:30 pm; Saturday 9:30 am to 5:00...   view more

Walking Tours in Ottawa, Canada

Create Your Own Walk in Ottawa

Create Your Own Walk in Ottawa

Creating your own self-guided walk in Ottawa is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Ottawa Theatres Walking Tour

Ottawa Theatres Walking Tour

Ottawa has plenty of theaters and art organizations. Ready to satisfy any taste and mood, you can find venues which stage plays ranging from traditional Canadian to International to more exotic and extravagant. Take a tour through some of the most popular theaters in Ottawa.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
Byward Market Nightlife 2

Byward Market Nightlife 2

Ottawa is not only one of Canada's cultural centers but also one of the most vibrant towns in the country. A delight for any music and dance lover. You can find a wide variety of clubs that will enchant you with some of the best martini, music and fun people. The city comes alive during the night and is ready to entertain even the most demanding clients. Dare to take a tour through Ottawa's best night clubs.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.4 km
Bars and Pubs Tour

Bars and Pubs Tour

The capital of Canada, Ottawa is a major international hub with a diverse set of cultural influences. For the entertainment of both its locals and guests to the city, Ottawa offers a range of great drinking establishments, as well as plenty of hardy food to go along with it. Take this Ottawa Bars and Pubs Tour and discover the friendly faces and great entertainment Canada’s capital city has to offer.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
Ottawa Famous Churches Tour

Ottawa Famous Churches Tour

The city of Ottawa has some amazing religious sites and it is a perfect religious destination for people interested in that. With most of the attractions located in downtown or in the near vicinity, you will have no trouble in visiting some of these attractions on your trip. We invite you to take a walking tour and see the formidable churches of Ottawa.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 km
Ottawa Haunted Walking Tour

Ottawa Haunted Walking Tour

Ottawa, the northern capital of Canada, is famous not only for its art galleries and museums, but also for its dark past. There are several buildings in this city that the locals prefer to walk around. These buildings, it is said, are inhabited by real, horrifying ghosts. Dare to take this walking tour through Ottawa’s haunted places when the darkness falls.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Byward Shopping Tour in Ottawa

Byward Shopping Tour in Ottawa

Ottawa’s ByWard Market is a place where you can find a large variety of rare specialty items. India, Thailand, Mexico, France and Indonesia are just some of the countries that exhibit their famous wares in this market. Also, you can find here custom-made jewelry, hand-made pieces of furniture and works of art crafted by local artists.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km