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ART GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS

From the beautiful to the bizarre, there are endless discoveries to make at Ontario’s galleries, museums and science centres.

GROUP OF SEVEN
The Group of Seven was a community of Canadian artists in the early 20th century who connected with the country’s rugged environment through a unique style of landscape painting. The work of the Group of Seven, along with associated artists, has come to represent a distinct, globally recognized, Canadian artistic identity. Follow in the footsteps of the Group of Seven and connect Ontario’s cherished landscapes to the visionary art they inspired. Plan your own Group of Seven inspired adventure.  

ART GALLERIES
The Group of Seven’s great Canadian landscapes can be admired at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ottawa’s National Gallery and the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. The Tom Thomson Art Gallery in Owen Sound showcases more iconic Ontario masterpieces. The Art Gallery of Sudbury boasts an extensive collection of Group of Seven work. Witness the beauty of the Algoma area reflected in regional art at the Algoma Art Gallery, which includes a permanent Group of Seven collection. Explore Ontario’s rich indigenous artistic expression at the Woodland Cultural Centre near Brantford, the Whetung Ojibwa Centre near Peterborough or at the Indigenous Art Collection at the National Gallery of Canada.

SCIENCE CENTRES
Canada's technological wonders are on display at the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology. Find out how much fun learning can be at the Ontario Science Centre, Sudbury's Science North and Dynamic Earth.

MUSEUMS
Discover fascinating exhibits at the Museum of Nature and the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa, home to numerous of award-winning national museums and galleries.  The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto features new displays from around the world each season.  Visit the world's greatest canoe collection at the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough or the Bata Shoe Museum for an interesting study on fantastic footwear.

 

A couple looking at statues.

CANADIAN MUSEUM OF HISTORY

This incomparable museum celebrates Canadian and world cultures, housing the world's largest indoor collection of totem poles in its beautiful Grand Hall.

Wooden sculpture of people in a canoe

CANADIAN CANOE MUSEUM

The Canadian Canoe Museum is a unique national heritage centre that explores the canoe’s enduring significance to the peoples of Canada, through an exceptional collection of canoes, kayaks and paddled watercraft.