The National Gallery of Canada is a wonderful space to enjoy a snack, a glass of wine or a coffee, your packed lunch or a delicious meal.
The Cafeteria offers daily specials, salad and dessert bars, made-to-order sandwiches and more in an informal, self-service atmosphere. It also features a glass rotunda, a private patio and an inspiring view of Nepean Point, the Ottawa River and Parliament Hill. Opening hours
NGC Members enjoy a 20% discount on food at the Cafeteria, with minimum purchase of $5.
Please note: on Thursday, May 24 the Cafeteria will exceptionally close at 5:30 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Café 7, the Gallery’s new tapas and wine bar, offers an outstanding selection of wines paired with a one-of-a-kind small plates menu. Stop by for food specials or a glass of wine, while enjoying the stunning setting of the Scotiabank Great Hall. Opening hours
NGC Members enjoy a 20% discount on food at Café 7.
Canadian specialty coffee retailer Second Cup has found a new home in the National Gallery of Canada. What could be nicer than a great cup of coffee and a selection of treats freshly baked on site? Come enjoy a coffee where there truly is a little love in every cup. Opening hours
No NGC Member discount.
Enjoy the art of shopping in the Gallery’s redesigned Boutique. Explore our wide selection of items, including books, posters, stationery, decorative accessories and toys, and discover our new Canadian jewellery collections, exhibition merchandise and unique gift ideas inspired by the national collection. Opening hours
NGC Members enjoy a 15% discount on most purchases.
Can’t make it to the Gallery? Browse our extensive range of products wherever you are. Shop online at ShopNGC.ca.
Need to check your coat, access to parking or a cash machine? Find out more about amenities at the National Gallery of Canada here.
The cloakroom is free of charge. Bags larger than 30 × 40 × 12 cm (12 × 16 × 5 inches), backpacks, luggage and umbrellas must be checked in the cloakroom, where you can also check your coat. Bags may be searched upon entering or leaving the building.
Have you left something behind at the Gallery? The Lost and Found is located at the cloakroom.
All galleries and facilities are wheelchair accessible. Strollers and wheelchairs are provided free of charge at the Foyer Information Desk. No reservation required.
Underground parking costs $2.75 per half-hour, up to a daily maximum of $14 (Members $12). The clearance for the underground parking garage is 1.8 metres (6 feet). Parking is also permitted on adjacent streets.
Groups are welcome to the National Gallery of Canada and can benefit from reduced group entry fees and special services. All groups must reserve in advance to obtain a group admission rate. Learn more about group admission fees and amenities.