Dining, Shopping and Amenities
My Bistro is self-serve with daily specials, and offers spectacular views of the Parliament Buildings and the Ottawa River. Enjoy an assortment of grab and go sandwiches, salads, and one-of-a-kind gourmet dishes.
• Open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Located on Level 1
• NGC Members enjoy a 15% discount
Happy Goat Coffee Co. is an Ottawa-based coffee chain that specializes in expertly roasted beans, directly sourced from coffee farmers. Their business centres around community, often partnering with charities to support local artists, musicians, and causes. On your next Gallery visit, be sure to stop by and enjoy a specialty coffee or refreshment, along with a delicious snack.
• Open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Located beside the group entrance
• NGC Members enjoy a 10% discount
Tavern at the Gallery
Tavern at the Gallery is a full-service patio and lounge in the Sunken Garden of the National Gallery of Canada. A varied but simple menu includes handmade pizza, Poke bowls, charcuterie boards, sandwiches, gelato and features full bar service including Tavern cocktails and a good selection of wine and beer.
• Open Monday to Friday 12 pm to late evening; Saturday and Sunday 11 am to late evening (weather dependant)
• Seasonal patio
• NGC Members enjoy a 10% discount
• Welcomes all guests, including leashed dogs
Please contact directly for group reservations (15 + guests)
The Cafeteria offers daily specials, salad and dessert bars, kids menu, 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.
NGC Members enjoy a 20% discount on food at the Cafeteria, with minimum purchase of $5.
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.
The Boutique Online
Can’t make it to the Gallery? Browse our extensive range of products wherever you are. Shop online at ShopNGC.ca.
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.
An all-gender washroom accessible to all members of the public is located on the lower level of the Gallery (access from Scotiabank Great Hall).
Lost and found
Have you left something behind at the Gallery? The Lost and Found is located at the cloakroom.
Strollers and wheelchairs
All galleries and facilities are wheelchair accessible. Strollers and wheelchairs are provided free of charge at the Foyer Information Desk. No reservation required.
There is one ATM machine at the National Gallery. The machine is located on the Ground Level at the cloakroom.
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.
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the Gallery.