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Get Ready for Something Big!

To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, the National Gallery of Canada is embarking on a major transformation. Please note that the Gallery is open with the exception of the Canadian Galleries, which will reopen on 15 June 2017 as the Canadian and Indigenous Galleries.

There’s still plenty to see and do during this time at the Gallery. Discover our European collections on view. Or take in a special exhibition.

Visit for more details about the Gallery’s exhibitions and activities in 2017.

National Collection**
Members Free (Become a Member)
Adults $15
Seniors (65+)* $13
24 and under / Students* $7
Families (2 adults + 3 youths 17 and under) $30
Children (11 and under) Free

*Proof of age or ID required. All prices include tax

**Includes admission to Canadian and Indigenous Art: 1968 to Present, Photography in Canada: 1960–2000PhotoLab 2 and Joseph Beuys.

Free General Admission to the National Collection

  • Every Thursday 5-8 pm
  • Sunday 21 May 2017 (International Museums Day)
  • Sunday 4 June 2017 (Doors Open Ottawa)
  • Thursday 15 June 2017 (Canadian and Indigenous Galleries opening)
  • Saturday 1st July 2017 (Canada Day)
  • Sunday 1st October 2017 (Culture Days)


Click here for group tour rates.
If you have booked a guided tour for a group, please present yourself at the Information Office in the Tour Group Lobby.

Box Office / Tickets

Except where noted, you may obtain tickets or register for programs either in person or by phone (613-998-8888 or 1-888-541-8888). Service charges apply. All prices include tax.

Members, children under the age of 12 or visitors using our dining facilities must obtain a free ticket at the Main Entrance.
If you have a complimentary pass, a gift admission or a discount coupon from the Entertainment Booklet, please exchange it for a ticket at the Main Entrance.
You can purchase a membership at the Main Entrance or online.

Packages and Discounts

Our tourism partners are pleased to welcome you during your stay in Ottawa.

Canada’s National Museums Passport

3 museums, 3 days, $35!

Discover Canada’s national museums with the Museums Passport

How it works: The Museums Passport is valid for general admission over 3 consecutive days starting from the day of your first visit. It is valid for 3 visits to museums of your choice among the 6 participating national museums. Each accompanying child (age 17 and under) receives a 30% discount on general admission.

The Passport is available for purchase at the Gallery's Main Entrance, at all 6 participating museums and at the Capital Information Kiosk, located at 90 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario. Questions? Contact 1-844-878-8333.