Crombie House

Nova Scotia

A 10-minute drive north of town, in the personal residence of the founder of the Sobeys supermarket chain, this private gallery has an excellent collection of 19th- and early-20th-century Canadian art, including works by Cornelius Krieghoff, Emily Carr, Maurice Cullen and the Group of Seven.

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