We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 10365 Islington Ave. | Kleinburg, Vaughan, Ontario L0J 1C0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 905-893-1121
Website
Today
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Canadian art and stories - through a distinctly Canadian art...
Canadian art and stories - through a distinctly Canadian art experience.The McMichael Canadian Art Collection offers its visitors a unique and truly Canadian experience. From the art within the gallery on its walls to the surrounding landscape, the McMichael is the perfect gallery for an introduction to Canada's art, its peoples, their cultures and their history.Renowned for its devotion to collecting only Canadian art, the McMichael permanent collection consists of almost 6,000 artworks by Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, their contemporaries, and First Nations, Inuit and other artists who have made a contribution to Canada's artistic heritage.The gallery welcomes on average 100,000 visitors annually.Intriguing. Inviting. Inspiring.The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is a major public art gallery devoted solely to collecting Canadian art. The gallery offers visitors the unique opportunity to enjoy Canadian landscape paintings in the woodland setting that inspired them. Plus the McMichael brings internationally acclaimed touring exhibitions to its audience, providing a broader context for the collection and also reflecting today's audience's higher demand and interest in art. The McMichael's goal is to bring visitors diverse, creative, high-quality, thought-provoking exhibitions, in order to continually keep its audience engaged and interested.Built of fieldstone and hand-hewn logs, the McMichael houses thirteen exhibition galleries and is situated amid 100 acres of serene conservation land. Floor-to-ceiling windows enable visitors to enjoy marvellous views of the densely wooded Humber River Valley.Through a network of outdoor paths and hiking trails, visitors can discover outdoor sculptures and wander the McMichael Cemetery where six Group of Seven members and gallery co-founders Robert and Signe McMichael have been laid to rest.See. Do. Discover.The McMichael displays a wide range of exhibitions each year, and offers a stimulating array of programs and events for people of all ages. They include curators' lectures, tours, music performances, kids' camps, workshops, school programs and hands-on art activities.Experience Canada in a day at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 187 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 123
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Must see

A wonderful place that never stops revealing great art...we have seen Kahlo, Carr and O'Keefe there some years ago. The Group of Seven is their claim to fame...

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
stillkickingToronto
,
Toronto

Similar Things to Do in Vaughan

Add Photo Write a Review

187 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Toronto
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A wonderful place that never stops revealing great art...we have seen Kahlo, Carr and O'Keefe there some years ago. The Group of Seven is their claim to fame...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This a stunning gallery in equally impressive environmental surroundings. The works on display are profoundly important in the history of art in Ontario and Canada. For visitors to the country like me there were fascinating works displayed. But the visit was ruined by the overwhelming dominance of groups of different kinds working through or within the galleries. The noise from... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Victoria, Canada
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

15 years ago I visited the Group of Seven, but this week here I found an education in the additional Ojibway artists. The Morrisseaus painting of Great Mother (earth) included in our Canadian heritage. I am totally hooked on his style now. I sat in my walker and absorbed all the luminous filaments of colour and light that these powerful... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
toronto
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
33 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

An excellent collection of Canadian art that all Canadians should take the time to see and enjoy. Overall the musuem is small and with parking an additional cost it can seem a little pricey. It only takes 2hours or less really to see the whole collection but if you are interested in the Group of Seven and have a free... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vaughan, Ontario
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Since it isn't far from my house this is a frequent stop. I always enjoy the artwork exhibits and look forward to a walk around the beautiful grounds. Love the smell of the evergreens! this is a must for all!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went for the first time as an out-of-town tourist (even though I had lived in Toronto for 20 years). Visually stunning, both inside the gallery and the extensive grounds. I always loved the Group Of Seven works. The paintings truly reflect the region in which I know live (Algonquin Park).

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Even though I had lived in Toronto for 20 years, I had never visited. Finally as an out of town tourist I went. A beautiful place. I relished in viewing the paintings of the Algonquin region, which I now live. Price is a bit steep when including parking, but the gallery has a select client base,which is reflected in price... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I had thought this was a collection of Group of Seven art. However, more than half of the gallery space has been given over to generic First Nations art. Where are the famous Group of Seven works of art? The biggest and best are missing in action! Perhaps there is a storage locker somewhere in Algonquin Park holding all the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
521 reviews 521 reviews
196 attraction reviews
379 helpful votes 379 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We went to see the "Vanishing Ice" exhibition, which continues until April 26. Climate-change deniers will hate this one: it offers graphic evidence that global warming is a menacing reality, as glaciers and polar ice are retreating everywhere. Pay a visit if you can.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ontario
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I used to visit the McMichael frequently many years ago, and I was initially sad to see the permanent galleries were quite different than I remembered. However, it gradually snuck up on my that the collection has basically been modernized; with a wider perspective on Canadian art. The Vanishing Ice (temporary) exhibit was excellent - a very modern and insightful... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed McMichael Canadian Art Collection also viewed

 

Been to McMichael Canadian Art Collection? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Address: Address: 10365 Islington Ave. | Kleinburg, Vaughan, Ontario L0J 1C0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 905-893-1121
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Vaughan
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from McMichael Canadian Art Collection staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?