Fine arts, fine wine
You're into all things cultural, it shows! You chose the region because of the 8 national museums, the showrooms and galleries, and all the great restaurants, didn't you? Good call! Start the day by exploring the largest collection of Canadian art in the world, followed by a good meal in Canada's most visited museum, the discovery of a little gem of a gallery, and top it all off at one of the world's best sommelier's own wine bar! It's good for your legs, your brain, and your taste buds!
Located on Confederation Boulevard, the National Gallery of Canada (whose glass dome was built to echo the Library of Parliament, just across the Rideau Canal) is a must for all arts and culture enthusiasts. Gatineau being just a few minutes by foot or by car, you'll have no trouble reaching Bistro Boréal (inside the Canadian Museum of History), Galerie Montcalm, and finally, Soif - Bar à vin, property of Véronique Rivest, one of the world's most acclaimed sommeliers.
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Ottawa (Ontario) K1N 9N4
Experience the best visual art in the country at this top attraction in the heart of Canada’s capital. In June 2017, the National Gallery of Canada celebrates our country’s 150th anniversary with Canada’s Masterpieces: Our Stories. The largest display of Canadian art in the world will be unveiled; with over 1,000 artworks and 5 exhibitions under 1 roof. Inuit and Aboriginal art will be included in the chronological presentation, telling the full story of art in Canada. Special exhibitions include Alex Janvier, Canadian Photography, and the Canadian Biennial. Be here in 2017 to see the masterpieces of our national collection, shop our newly renovated Boutique, and dine in our restaurant with spectacular views of the Canadian Parliament buildings and the river below.
Gatineau (Québec) K1A 0M8
Bistro Boréal offers a tasty and affordable menu, an amazing decor and ambiance inspired by the northern lights, and courteous, attentive service. Menu inspired by a selection of classic Canadian ingredients and products.
Gatineau (Québec) J8X 4C8
Established in 1980, Galerie Montcalm presents seven exhibits per year showcasing most of the visual arts disciplines. These exhibits display the work of local, Canadian and international artists. Recognized as a museum institution, Galerie Montcalm also presents educational exhibits displaying objects and artefacts related to art.
Gatineau (Québec) J2X 2L7
Worldly renowned sommelier Véronique Rivest invites you to her wine bar in Old Hull. On the menu: many discoveries from bubbly to wine!