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ByWard Market
ByWard Market

ByWard Market

9.438 reviews
Shopping, Lake, Market
Ranked #3 in Ottawa things to do
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55 Byward Market Square, Ottawa, ON K1N 9C3, Canada
(613) 244-4410
http://byward-market.com/en/home/
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An open-air city market.

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Montreal

ByWard Market is an outdoor farmers’ market with specialty food stalls selling cheese, fruits and vegetables. You can also find colorful street art and vintage stores selling clothes, jewelry and art by local designers. If you get hungry, there are plenty of little restaurants serving pub-style food to the famous BeaverTails and Trudeau cookies (Cookie with the Canadian Prime Minister’s face on them). The area is also a great place for nightlife with a lot of pubs and bars.

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Local from Ottawa, Canada

Packed with restaurants and shops, this is a great place to spend a few hours and the people watching is great. Some of the restaurants are tourist traps but you can still get a decent meal. If you want a great view of the market we recommend going to the hotel bar at the Alt hotel where you will be rewarded with a beautiful view West towards Parliament Hill.

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Local from Ottawa, Canada

The place to be for nightlife, but also great for market shopping during the days! Small town vibe in the middle of the city, with plenty of things going on at all times, day and night. Great selection of restaurants, bars and nightclubs all within walking distance.

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Local from Ottawa, Canada

This attraction is just 15-min walking distance from the suite. More than 50 restaurants originated from different culture backgrounds gather here. As well, there are many Irish pubs with musical and dancing activities.

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Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, USA

ByWard is the beating heart of Ottawa. This outdoor/indoor market is where the city's personality shines and it's the best place to catch the vibe of local culture. Come here to shop produce, meats, flowers and baked goods and sneak in some people watching at the same time.

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Calgary, Canada

The Byward Market is the historic centre of Ottawa. It is now a busy area for not only a farmers' market but lots of restaurants and shops.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

ByWard Market is the tourist trap hangout spot in Ottawa. This place has tens of restaurants, shopping, and outdoor things to buy, from maple syrup to clothing and everything in between. If the rest of Ottawa is fairly dead, this area is somewhat alive. Check it out.

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Texas

Love this place. First on my list of things whenever I visit the Ottawa area.
Lovely European feel to it, great cafes and restaurants. Great for people watching and just relaxing. There's also lots of fresh food stores here and you can easily spend 1-2 hours walking around the market and sitting down for some grub.

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Pembroke, Canada

This area is close to Parliament Hill and is vibrant with restaurants,shops,outdoor cafe`s and of course farmers markets are at your fingertips.

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London, UK
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A fab little place to do a bit of shopping and get some food. Also, apparently Obama likes this place.

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Toronto, Canada

We explored the market, had a good variety of food and stalls, enjoyed the Sushi shop inside the market twice! Friendly service, fresh food and we were fortunate to have a quiet space to enjoy the bohemian atmosphere.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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Byward market is a huge outdoor marketplace/shopping district in Ottawa. Part flea market, part food court, part established shops, this bustling bazaar is always alive, offering tasty treats, good eats, and plenty to see and do.

Walk around and soak up the sights; people watching is always great in the marketplace. If you're not a fan of street-food/food-carts, the area surrounding Byward Market is just as alive as the market itself-- and full of great restaurants and bars to try.

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Great gathering place to see the local flavour of our area

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Local from Ottawa, Canada

A vibe of vacation...but hard to find a parking spot

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So much to do and see! A must stop tourist spot!

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Great walking area with shops and restaurants in abundance.

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Montreal, Canada

Un très bon marché à quelques minutes du Parlement. Ils ont des agriculteurs locaux de la campagne Québécoise et en Ontario qui vendent des produits et des magasins d'alimentation spécialisés partout.

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Excelente

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