Although Canada’s airports are not as nice as though in the Middle East, we have some of the best Museums and Art Galleries in the world. If you have never been to an art gallery or Museum, then now is the time. There are hundreds of Museums and galleries in Canada but below, we list the 5 best museums & art galleries in the country.
1. Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto – Ontario
Wholly owned by the Government of Ontario, the Royal Ontario Museum is the largest museum in Canada with a staggering collection of over 6 million works of art. It averages over 1.4 million visitors annually. It officially opened on March 19/1914, making it one of the oldest museums in Canada. It is so big that it’s going to take you a full day to see and enjoy everything to the fullest, so please plan accordingly. It is an excellent place to come, especially for the children – they will have fun and learn a lot at the same time.
2. The Canadian Museum of History
Located literally right next to the National Gallery across the bridge in Gatineau is the Canadian Museum of History at number 2. It is one of the most beautiful museums in the world with a truly unique style in architecture and design of the building. If you want to know about history, not just Canadian history, but society at large, then this is the place you need to be. With over 1.3 million visitors annually, it is the 2nd most visited museum in Canada. In addition, it features event spaces for weddings, a lot of fun activities for kids and so much more. It represents Canada as a nation very well on the international stage.
3. The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto – Ontario
The Art Gallery of Ontario is also a huge museum in Toronto and is the second largest museum in Canada. You need at least 4 hours to visit this place… it is absolutely massive. It features many Canadian artists such as the Group of Seven and Emily Carr. There is a lot to do and see here, so you will have a lot of fun.
4. The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa – Ontario
Officially opened on May 21, 1988, the National Gallery is one of Canada’s treasure. The building itself is a work of art, an impressive huge building made of mostly granite and glass, mixed with concrete, wood and steel. There is a huge rank known as the colonnade, a big beautiful GREAT HALL, and 2 different gardens outside. The building is awe-inspiring. There is also another inside the gallery, as well as a church. There is a National collection – Canadian, European and Contemporary art, yearly summer-spring special exhibitions, and so much more. It is located on the famous Sussex Dr street in Ottawa. It is one of the largest galleries in the world.
5. The Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria – British Columbia
The Royal British Columbia Museum is one of the oldest museums in North America. With a very large size collection of over 7 million works of art, sculptures and other displays… it is one of the nation’s largest museums. It is also home to the British Columbia Provincial Archives. You will get to know about the history of British Columbia, Canada, first nations and so much more.