Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Downtown Halifax

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In a Nutshell

  • Houses 15,000 works by Nova Scotian & Canadian artists
  • Hosts travelling exhibitions
  • Downtown location

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Sight, the workhorse of the five senses, puts in too many hours keeping man from falling in manholes. Reward the most overworked sense with today's Groupon to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, located downtown. Choose between two options:

  • For $15, you get a family day pass for up to two adults and three children (a $30 value).
  • For $5, you get an individual day pass (up to a $12 value).

Beating in the heart of downtown Halifax, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia gathers works from Nova Scotian and other Canadian artists in its nearly 90,000 square feet of soaring art-soaked space. From an Inuit artist's simple Japanese-style print of two polar bears—the same species he later died hunting—to a local female artist's striking 1920 oil portrait of a grave French soldier, the 15,000 works in the permanent collection weave together a nuanced portrait of the region's cultural life. Rotating national and international exhibitions and a tchotchke-stocked museum shop round out the museum's ocular opulence.

Admission for children ages 6 to 17 is always $5, and children ages 5 and younger always enter for free.


The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia was reviewed by Fodor's and is recommended by Frommer's. Nine Yelpers give it a four-star average, and more than 1,700 Facebookers like it.

  • [A]rguably the premier gallery in the Maritimes, with a focus on local and regional art. – Frommer's
  • I highly recommend this as a must visit location in Halifax. – Lacey H., Yelp, 4/1/10

Customer Reviews

34 Ratings

Great gallery. Helpful staff.
Hugh R. · January 29, 2015
So much to experience at AGNS ... for such a modest investment.
Peter W. · January 21, 2015
Saturday morning is a great time to go to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.
Michael L. · January 17, 2015
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    Downtown Halifax

    1723 Hollis St.

    Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1V9

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