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ByWard Market

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Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
Neighborhoods, Flea & street markets, Shopping & Fashion, Other
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Address: ByWard Market, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9C3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 613-562-3325
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Activities: Shopping
Description: ESTABLISHED by Lt-Col. John By in 1826, the ByWard Market is one of...
ESTABLISHED by Lt-Col. John By in 1826, the ByWard Market is one of Canada's oldest and largest public markets. The legendary builder of the Rideau Canal, Colonel By himself laid out the street plan of the Market, designating George Street and York Street to be extra wide to accommodate the creation of a public market and gathering place. WITHIN an area roughly four blocks square, you'll find museums, cafes, specialty food shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, pubs, hair & aesthetics salons and more! Easily accessible on foot, by transit or by car, the ByWard Market offers a unique experience for all.
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Canada's capital city ...beautiful.

We loved the easy access to the parliament buildings and great choices of restaurants. Stayed at the Lord Elgin Hotel..so close to everything and a very good hotel!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Renfrew, Canada
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Renfrew, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We loved the easy access to the parliament buildings and great choices of restaurants. Stayed at the Lord Elgin Hotel..so close to everything and a very good hotel!

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Aurora, Canada
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Open all year but best in the summer when all of the local produce is out. Also many great restaurants and stores

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Ravensburg, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

As Canadian as it can be. You can even get Beaver Tails as a snack :D Also wonderful place to snoop around in all the little stores.

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toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

lots to see and do - especially shopping - pedestrian streets - a large variety of shop, bakeries and artisans - always fun

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New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The market is an area where you can get pub food and snacks. Limited shopping in this area. We did try beaver tails for the first time and they really were delicious. We did not find souvenirs there though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Lovely place to walk and see the interesting and unique places that make up the Byward market. Even in the cold - great!

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Very. Reasonable place to shop. Parking was hard to find and expensive. Lots of shops and restraunts

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Very interesting place with lots to see and taste! From Obama cookies to shawarma every bodies taste buds would be satisfied! The only negative aspect is the amount of homeless people asking for money, leftovers and cigarettes. Tough to see! Besides that there are many thing to experience here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Wow, what a great neighbourhood! And Casablanca Moroccan restaurant was super!! Ate the Bisteeya on the airplane home to Vancouver. Excellent.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This spot is a must see. Filled with over 200 restaurants, stores and speciality shops. Farmers market starts in May but even in the winter its a great place to be

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