Group of Seven

The Group of Seven was a group of Canadian painters who were famous for their landscape paintings of the country’s rugged environment from 1920 to 1933. The Group of Seven, along with two associating artists including Tom Thomson, created a unique style of landscape painting that now represents a diverse Canadian artistic identity. You can also come up with your own adventure as inspired by the Group of Seven and create paintings that will connect Ontario’s landscape.

Art Galleries

Ontario’s cherished landscapes by the Group of Seven’s can be viewed at numerous art galleries including Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario, Kleinberg’s McMichael Canadian Art Collection, as well as at the National Gallery in Ottawa.

Visit the Tom Thomson Art Gallery for a showcase of the iconic Ontario masterpieces or the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa for a vibrant public art.

Explore a great collection of contemporary and local exhibits at the Art Gallery of Sudbury.

Visit the Art Gallery of Hamilton and get to enjoy artistic creativity or head to the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa for indigenous art collection.

For the showcase of the Algoma area, visit the Algoma Art Gallery which also pays homage to the permanent collection of the Group of Seven.

Witness the indigenous art collection in Ontario at the Whetung Ojibwa Center near Peterborough or at the Woodland Cultural Centre.

The Museum of Contemporary Art is the cultural hub for Toronto which is now located at the historic Tower Automotive Building.


Ottawa pays homage to multiple award-winning galleries and national museums including the Canadian Museum of History.

Visit the Museum of Nature to discover interesting exhibits and the Royal Ontario Museum to see exhibits that are displayed each season from across the world.

The Nepean Point which is located beside the Alexandra Bridge features the statue of “the father of New France”, Samuel de Champlain, in honor of his discovery of the Ottawa River from 1609-1615.

The Gardiner Museum is home to ceramic arts and features traveling exhibits and permanent collections.

Visit the Canadian Canoe Museum which is located in Peterborough for a fascinating canoe collection.

The Bata Shoe Museum is great to visit for the study of footwear.

Science Centres

Discover the technological wonders of Canada Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology or the Museum of Illusions which displays more than 80 brain-teasing exhibits that include reverse rooms, vortex tunnels, tilted rooms, and more.

You can also visit the Dynamic Earth, Ontario Science Center and Sudbury’s Science North for an interesting learning experience.