The Gallery is open during road work on Sussex Drive.
A Meeting of the School Trustees

Robert Harris
A Meeting of the School Trustees (Detail), 1885
oil on canvas
102.2 x 126.5 cm
Purchased 1886
National Gallery of Canada (no. 6)

Plan your School Visit

Use the reservation request form to ensure you have all the information required for an easy and efficient booking. Directions, fees, group size information and gallery rules, plus handy tips on how to check in on the day of your program, make this section a must-read for all teachers!

Still have questions about scheduling, programs, reservations, pre- and post-trip activities? Be sure to check the FAQ section. It just might have the answers you are looking for.


K-6 Grades 7 – 12 Permanent collection Post-secondary Permanent collection
Tours $3 / student $7 / student $12 / student
Groups of students with special needs N/A* N/A* N/A*
Teacher-led (self-guided) No charge $4 / student $5 / student

Price differences from grades K – 6 to grades 7-12 are due to admission fees. Costs include all applicable taxes. Costs are subject to change without notice. Prices listed are per student.

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Group Sizes

School programs are designed for groups of 25 students. The minimum group size is 15 students. If your group is smaller than 15, you may still book a program; however, you will be charged for 15 students. We can accommodate more than one group at a time. If you are bringing more than 25 students, help your program start on time by splitting your class into appropriately sized groups prior to arriving. Please consult chart below:

Grade 1 – 3 tours


Grade 4 – 6 tours


Grade 7 – 8 tours Sec. I - II


Grade 9 – 12 tours Sec III - V



Gallery Rules

  • Look at the art with your eyes, not your hands.
  • Eat and drink in the NGC Café or Sketches, not in the galleries.
  • Use a sketchbook and pencil to illustrate your ideas, not a camera.
  • Share your thoughts with a friend at the Gallery, not on your cell phone.
  • Walk; do not run in the Gallery.



Arriving at the Gallery

Bring your students into the Tour Group Lobby in an orderly fashion and instruct them to leave backpacks, coats etc. in the school programs cloakroom (located in the north corner of the Tour Group Lobby).

To check in, have the group leader bring the confirmation letter and method of payment to the Visitor Services desk in the Tour Group Lobby. The Visitor’s Service representative will process payment and advise you of your next steps.

Don’t be late! Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your program start time. If delayed, call 613-990-4888. If you arrive 20 or more minutes late your program will be cancelled and you will be charged a cancellation fee of $70.00 per interpreter booked for your group.