Plan Your Visit

PLAN YOUR VISIT

Download the Gallery Floor Plan Map Here.

GALLERY HOURS

Open 9 AM - 9 PM Daily

CLOSED: 
Victoria Day, Monday May 21, 2018
Civic Holiday, Monday August 6, 2018
Labour Day, Monday, September 3, 2018
Thanksgiving Day, Monday, October 8, 2018
Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24, 2018
Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Boxing Day, Wednesday, December 26, 2018
New Year's Eve, Monday, December 31, 2018
New Year's Day, Tuesday, January 1, 2019

GALLERY ADMISSION

Admission to the Ottawa Art Gallery is always free. Some events are ticketed.


GETTING HERE

50 Mackenzie King Bridge, Ottawa, ON, K1N 0C5, CANADA

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The Ottawa Art Gallery is located at 50 Mackenzie King Bridge in downtown Ottawa, at the intersection of Waller Street. We are near the Rideau Centre and the campus of Ottawa University, in Ottawa’s arts, fashion and theatre district.

MAILING ADDRESS:
10 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6E2

ACCESSIBLE DIRECTIONS

Para Transpo drop-off entrance: 10 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6E2. The Daly entrance is between Waller and Nicholas on the south side. The gallery’s large glass double doors are recessed from the street. The building’s banners have hot pink.

50 Mackenzie King Bridge entrance: For those taking OC Transpo, get off at Mackenzie King Bridge, walk east towards Ottawa U. The gallery is on the same side of the street as the Rideau Centre mall, at the northwest corner of Mackenzie King and Waller. The gallery’s entrance is recessed from the street with an LED sign out front.

Drop-offs and pickups at the Daly entrance ONLY. Please notify us by email if you require a sighted guide to meet you. Indicate the entrance you prefer, the date and time of your arrival by email to public@oaggao.ca.


PARKING

Street metered parking is available (check hourly limits) in the nearby Sandy Hill residential area. 
Other paid parking options include:

  • Novotel parkade
    Entrance: 3 Daly Avenue
    Ottawa, ON K1N 9M7
  • Rideau Centre parkade
    Entrance: 80 Nicholas Street or 5 Daly Avenue
    Ottawa, ON K1N 9J7

BICYCLE PARKING
Bicycle racks are located near the gallery’s main entrance at 50 Mackenzie King Bridge.

TRANSIT

FROM OTTAWA:
For those taking OC Transpo, get off at Mackenzie King Station, walk east towards Ottawa U. The gallery is on the same side of the street as the Rideau Centre mall, at the northwest corner of Mackenzie King and Waller. You can also disembark at the Ottawa U Laurier station.

For more details, check OC Transpo or Google maps.

FROM GATINEAU:
Disembark at the STO Rideau Sussex North stop, or check STO Plani-Bus.


VISITOR GUIDELINES

  • Photography is permitted unless otherwise noted. Video recording and the use of flash or tripods are prohibited.
  • Strollers are permitted in galleries.
  • Food and drinks are not permitted in the exhibition galleries. Food and drinks are permitted only in the café, hallway seating areas and terraces.
  • Pencil sketching is permitted in the galleries; however, the use of pens, quill pens, ink and watercolour is prohibited.
  • Touching artworks is not permitted, with the exception of touch tours and artworks designated as tactile.

GROUP VISITS

Group entrance and bus loading zone are located on 10 Daly Ave. The Daly entrance is between Waller and Nicholas on the south side.
Drop-offs and pickups at the Daly entrance ONLY.
Book your tour or workshop here!

FREE PUBLIC TOURS

Drop-in Tours Every Wednesday at 3 PM.
1-2-3 Tours Every Sunday at 1, 2 and 3 PM.
Meet at the visitor experience desk.


USEFUL LINKS

Access
Teachers and Schools
Kids and Family
Gallery Tours
Studio Programs
Upcoming Exhibitions
 

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