The Centre for All Canadians

About the Gallery

Each year, the Confederation Centre Art Gallery presents an average of 20 exhibitions of work by Canadian visual artists. The Gallery has four main exhibition halls on two levels, plus smaller exhibition spaces at the entrance and in the concourse of the Centre. In addition, a collection of public sculptures can be found on the esplanades of the Centre. Almost all exhibits are documented and available in our online archives.

During your visit,  you will see a mix of traditional art forms such as painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and sculpture, as well as digital works, installations using various technologies and contemporary interdisciplinary works.

The Art Gallery has a national mandate to develop appreciation and understanding of Canadian visual arts. The collection and programming reflect the Canadian identity and the origin and development of the country. Since its opening in 1964, its permanent collection of Canadian art has grown with more than 17,000 objects, works of art, artifacts and documents. The Robert Harris Archives (1849-1919) are an important part of the Gallery’s collection and include Harris sketches for the iconic painting in Canadian history, The Fathers of Confederation.

Join us for an interesting and ongoing conversation about Canadian art and the ideas artists pursue. The Gallery is a public space for your engagement with art and ideas and we hope you will visit it often. Admission is by donation.

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Regular Building Hours
Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday – 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 8:00 AM – 8:30 PM


Art Gallery Regular Hours

Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM


Confederation Chamber Hours
Saturday ONLY 10:00 AM – 3PM

Box Office
Monday to Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Please call 1-800-565-0278 or 902-566-1267 for information.



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What are Relaxed Performances?


Sometimes referred to as sensory-friendly experiences, Relaxed Performances give the opportunity for those with various sensitivities towards sensory stimuli to experience and enjoy live theatre.

These performances will be designed in a way to be more comfortable for audience members who may experience anxiety or are not comfortable with some aspects of a traditional theatre setting. This can include people on the Autism Spectrum and their families; those with sensory and communicative disorders or learning disabilities; people with Tourette’s syndrome; someone who might need to move often due to chronic pain or to use the facilities; or even parents with toddlers.



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