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Looking for the best cultural experiences in town? Rideau, Ottawa’s Original Downtown is home to more theatre, arts and cultural attractions than anywhere else in the city.


National Gallery of Canada
Comprising works from antiquity to the present day, the Gallery has one of the finest collections of Indigenous and Canadian art in the world and masterworks from numerous other artistic traditions. ...
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Ottawa Art Gallery
For a quarter-century, the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) is where generations of Ottawans, and visitors to our city, have come to gain a unique perspective on our place in the ...
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National Arts Centre
The National Arts Centre (NAC) is Canada’s bilingual, multi-disciplinary home for the performing arts. The NAC presents, creates, produces, and co-produces performing arts programming in various streams and nurtures the ...
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Parliament Hill
The historic, neo-Gothic Parliament Buildings hold pride of place on a hill overlooking the Ottawa River in Canada’s capital. See where the country’s parliamentarians carry out the nation’s business. The ...
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Shaw Centre
Shaw Centre is proud to have finished in the top 3 of convention centres worldwide in the AIPC World’s Best Convention Centre Awards, based on customer survey results. Being named ...
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Arts Court
This newly renovated historic landmark located in the heart of the fashion, arts, and theatre district in downtown Ottawa is a buzz of creativity. Artists come to experiment, working alongside ...
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Ottawa Little Theatre
The OLT puts a “little” theatre in Ottawa’s life.   With its extraordinary history – the oldest on-going community theatre in North America – the OLT has been a vital part of the City’s entertainment scene for over 110 years. So, with a ...
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Bytown Museum
The Bytown Museum explores the city’s history from the early years of Rideau Canal construction, through the rough and tumble days of Bytown, to its emergence as Canada’s capital and ...
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Artengine is an Ottawa-based collective of artists, technologists and interested members of the general public with strong ties to the local, national and international community of technologically-based artists.
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