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Location and Parking
The National Gallery of Canada is the large glass building with two octagonal towers at the corner of St. Patrick Street and Sussex Drive.
National Gallery of Canada 380 Sussex Drive Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 9N4
How to get here
By car, bike, foot or bus, the National Gallery of Canada is easy to get to.
Via highway 417 Take the Metcalfe Exit. The Gallery is a 10-minute drive north.
From Québec If you are coming from Québec, the Gallery is across the river from Gatineau at the Alexandra Bridge, or less than a minute drive south from where Autoroute 5 South crosses into Ottawa.
A beautiful way to explore Ottawa and to visit the National Gallery of Canada is to come by bike along the Capital Pathway network. For more information on bike rentals, safety tips and route suggestions, visit the National Capital Commission website.
The National Gallery is within walking distance of ByWard Market, Château Laurier and Parliament Hill.
There are two bus systems with routes that access the Gallery, one from the Québec side (Gatineau-Hull), and the other within Ottawa. For more information, consult the STO travel planner.
From Ottawa Several OC Transpo buses will take you to the National Gallery of Canada and the surrounding area. For more information, consult the OC Transpo travel planner.
From Gatineau Several Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO) buses take you directly to the National Gallery of Canada. For all bus routes, disembark at the Murray and Mackenzie South bus stop, directly in front of the Gallery.
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.