Even if you don’t like art, check out this building anyway for the stunning glass-and-granite architecture, as well as the spectacular view of Parliament Hill, the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal from the Great Hall. And if you do like art, you’re in for many treats, from the extensive collection of pieces by Canada’s Group of Seven to the reconstructed Rideau Chapel, a deconsecrated, serene space that now hosts exhibits and concerts. The collection ranges from aboriginal art, Asian sculpture and medieval and baroque paintings to contemporary multi-media pieces and photography. Blockbuster shows each summer usually focus on crowd-pleasers like impressionist masters, while quirkier shows take place the rest of the year. The boutique is a nice place to browse for art books, scarves, jewelry and gifts.
- Open Hours: Monday to Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM, Thursday from 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM, Friday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
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