Back to home

Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery

Book Your Stay in Huntsville — Lake of Bays

Book Now!

About

The Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery is a unique outdoor trail that features over 90 incredible mural replicas showcasing the works of the Group of Seven painters and the gentleman who inspired them, Tom Thomson. Take the mobile tour of locations throughout Muskoka and Algonquin Park, Ontario, and experience iconic 20th century Canadian art coming to life again in the digital age.

Recognized as Canada’s most famous artists, the early 20th century painters known as the Group of Seven were inspired by their friend Tom Thomson, who was himself inspired by the stunning landscapes in and around Ontario’s Algonquin Park.

These artists created a modern art movement that lies at the heart of Canadian culture and heritage, and this region in particular was painted extensively by The Group of Seven as they developed their techniques.  Their works reveal the wild and rugged nature of the Canadian landscape, which they hoped to represent in a new way.

With The Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery, which showcases mural replicas of their incredible works against the backdrop of the areas they visited, it is our hope that everyone interested in Canadian art will experience these paintings in yet another new way.

The 98 mural replicas in an outdoor collection are an homage to these painters, and their enhanced sizes perhaps represents the huge impact these paintings had on the public at the time they were originally done, and for generations of Canadians to come.  With the exception of the Sketch Mural Collection that was done by local students, the murals in our collection have been painted by some of Canada’s top mural artists, whose mandate was to recreate the masterpieces as close as possible to the originals, with little or no artistic license. The muralists had to match the original prints colour-for-colour and brush stroke-for-brush stroke – no easy feat when you consider how talented the original painters were.

It is our pleasure to present this collection to you. Take a self-guided tour using your mobile device, stop to admire these great artists and what they achieved, and be sure to explore the welcoming communities in which the murals are found.


Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery Self Guided Tours

  1. The Complete Collection Tour
  2. The G8 Summit Mural & Sketch Gallery Tour
  3. The Community Mural Tour
  4. The Highway 60 & Algonquin Park Tour
  5. The Huntsville Tour
  6. The Lake of Bays Tour

Contact

Phone: 705.380.1710
Website: http://www.thegroupofsevenoutdoorgallery.com/
Email: info@thegroupofsevenoutdoorgallery.com

Hours

Guided tours of The Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery are available by request for groups of 10 to 15 people and are personally led by Artistic Director Gerry Lantaigne.

Tours can vary in walking distance and time, and can be custom developed to suit your group. The mural tour starts and ends at the Huntsville, Ontario town square (37 Main Street East, in front of the Algonquin Theatre) and tours the historic downtown corridor mural collection. You'll learn about the Group of Seven artists, Tom Thomson, and his connection to the Town of Huntsville.

Tours can include lunch or dinner and transportation. 3-day packages are also available.

Available Tours
The Huntsville Collection
Tours start at 9am in front of the Algonquin Theatre and can include a one hour lunch break.
Cost: 3-5 hour walking tour $300
Include lunch for $18 per person

The Lake of Bays Collection
Tours start and end in Huntsville, Ontario at the Algonquin Theatre. This is a full-day tour aboard a chartered school bus. This tour is based on a minimum of 40 people.
Cost: (based on min. 40 people) $32 per person
Include lunch for $20 per person
Include 5-star dinner for $29 per person

2-Night Stay from Toronto to Huntsville
This two-night getaway leaves from Toronto on Friday at noon and departs back to Toronto on Sunday afternoon. This trip includes a stop at The McMichael Canadian Collection in Kleinburg, as well as your two nights' accommodation, 2 breakfasts, a lunch, and a dinner. This tour is run for a minimum of 40 people.

Cost: priced seasonally and based on lodging and dining options

Weekend Getaway from Ottawa to Huntsville
This weekend getaway leaves Ottawa on Friday at noon and departs back to Ottawa on Sunday afternoon. This trip includes a stop at The National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, as well as your two nights' accommodation, 2 breakfasts, a lunch, and a dinner. This tour is run for a minimum of 40 people.

Cost: priced seasonally and based on lodging and dining options

Guided tours must be pre-arranged. Please contact us at info@thegroupofsevenoutdoorgallery.ca or by calling 705-380-1710.

Newsletter Signup

Leave your email address to learn what's going on in Huntsville, Lake of Bays & Algonquin Park.