Art Gallery - Heritage Collection
Enjoy a glimpse of 19th century life along the Ottawa River by viewing our collection of heritage river art. The original beauty and strength of the river is depicted by the voyageurs and Algonquin first nation paddling the mighty rapids. The advance of technology is portrayed by the huge logging rafts destined for Quebec City, the first steamboats and bridges. Early settlement began to appear and none more dramatic than the contrasting view of Parliament Hill between the 1830s and '60s.
The Ottawa River Institute commemorates this artistic legacy with a series of prints and greeting cards. Click here for information on purchasing original works or prints from this gallery.
Henry Francis Ainslie
William Augustus Austin
William Henry Bartlett
James Pattison Cockburn
Frances Anne Hopkins