Canada’s major cities are full of historical and cultural experiences, but what visitors may not realize is that Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and nearby regions offer some of the most extensive and respected institutes in the world when it comes to museums, historical collections and art galleries. So get exploring! Here are some top suggestions to get you started:
The ROM is one of the best natural history and world culture museums in the world today. Visitors can explore a series of permanent themed-galleries with collections boasting over six million objects. There are world culture galleries, natural history galleries, exhibitions spaces and of course, the popular hands-on galleries. Additionally, the Royal Ontario Museum offers special exhibitions which change on a regular basis. The ROM has a Saturday Morning Club for kids, summer and March Break camps, as well as guided tours. Onsite dining and gift shops are available.
Address: 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6
Royal Ontario Museum
Toronto’s AGO possesses over 79,000 works of art in its collection, which are displayed over 583,000 square feet, making it one of the largest art galleries in North America. The collection includes works from as early as 100 A.D. to the present. The AGO proudly houses a Canadian collection, masterpieces of European art, a comprehensive collection of contemporary art dating back to 1960, a gallery of over 40,000 photographs, and the largest public collection of works by renowned sculptor Henry Moore. The AGO also hosts regular major exhibitions of art. Visitors will find a café and espresso bar on the premises, and may also enjoy the onsite store, which offers unique merchandise.
Address: 317 Dundas St. W., Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4