Fine art is a luxury many people enjoy. Visiting Canadian art galleries can be an exciting outing.

The National Gallery of Canada

The National Gallery of Canada showcases some of the most incredible and valuable pieces of art in the world. This gallery is located in Ottawa, Ontario. Here, you will find exquisite pieces of art on display from both international and local artists. This gallery is rated as one of the best worldwide, displaying notable pieces of art such as:

  • Gauguin: Portraits
  • Dave Heath: Photographs
  • Friedrich Nietzsche and the Artists of the New Weimar: Masterpiece in Focus

The Gallery has been recognized with the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts 2019, along with many more accolades.

The work of many famous artists can be seen here. These artists include:

  • Peter Paul Rubens
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Paul Cezanne

and many more.

The Contemporary Art Museum of Montreal

This is the first art gallery in Canada dedicated solely to contemporary artists. Here, you will find over 8000 pieces of artwork. This includes the work of 1750 different artists. Displays feature sculptures, paintings, photographs, digital sound works, the art of video and paper artifacts. Several exhibitions are hosted at this gallery.

Vancouver Art Gallery

This art gallery is located in Vancouver, British Columbia. This facility houses more than 11000 pieces of art. It is the country’s fifth largest gallery. You will find Asian, contemporary, indigenous Inuit, and photo-based artwork here.

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Located in Montreal, Quebec, this art space consists of five pavilions containing ten original collections of art by international and local artists. The Montreal Museum is the third largest in the country featuring international art.

The Art Gallery of Ontario

This beautiful art gallery is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars. Over 90000 pieces of fine art can be viewed here. The Art Gallery of Ontario is one of the most distinguished, and one of the most extensive art galleries in North America.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

This art gallery is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Here you will find different mediums of provincial and Canadian artwork. This gallery is small but quaint. Many reviews rave about the Maude Lewis display.

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Located in Victoria, British Columbia. Here you will find a smaller collection of artwork which will inspire viewers through stewardship and interpretation.

Art Gallery of Hamilton

You will find this art gallery in the center of Hamilton, Ontario. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, this gallery is known for it’s evolving Bruegel-Bosch Bus exhibit. You can view the permanent collections for free, and pay a nominal fee for special exhibitions. However, the first Friday of every month, the exclusive shows are free in the late afternoon.

Bill Reid Gallery

This smaller art gallery is located in Vancouver, British Columbia. Here, you can take a self-guided audio tour. This art gallery is dedicated to Northwest Coastal contemporary indigenous artwork. The SFU art collection is available here in honor of Bill Reid.

McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Situated in the beautiful town of Kleinburg, Ontario, this gallery boasts Canadian art. Not only can you find beautiful artwork on the interior walls, but the landscaping is truly a piece of fine art to be seen.

Then, added to this list could be many smaller and private art galleries.