Arts and Culture in Ontario |

Arts and Culture

Share Ontario's heart for the arts, from screen to stage, drama to dance, landscape paintings to symphonies and music.

Arts and Culture

Explore engaging exhibitions at a variety of museums and science centres. Whether you are moved by old masters, inspired by avant-garde installations or fascinated by science, you'll delight in Ontario’s wide selection of great cultural destinations.

Must See

Must See

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Fascinating indigenous and international collections.

Canadian War Museum, Ottawa

Presents Canada’s military past and how it shaped the country.


Explore Canadiana, world culture and natural history in one of the largest museums in North America.

Toronto International Film Festival

One of the top film festivals in the world, TIFF features everything from mainstream Hollywood productions to indie and international cinema.

Mirvish Theatres, Toronto

Take a Broadway show on stage at one of the Mirvish venues.


See paintings by the Group of Seven depicting iconic Canadian landscapes; near Toronto.

Stratford Festival, Stratford

Watch Shakespearean drama come to life, a Canadian Signature Experience.

SHAW FESTIVAL, Niagara-on-the-Lake

Enjoy George Bernard Shaw's quick-witted social satire; a Canadian Signature Experience.

The word music


Toronto's central ticketing outlet features half price and discounted tickets on the day of the performance as well as full price and discount advance tickets, in person and online.

The National Arts Centre from above

National Arts Centre, Ottawa

A home for Canada’s most creative artists, the NAC strives to be artistically adventurous. It features the NAC Orchestra, English Theatre, French Theatre and Dance, as well as the Scene festivals and NAC Presents, which showcase established and emerging Canadian artists.