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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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Visiting on beautiful Sunday morning in May was a good idea. What a good place to shop! I wish , that I was from Ottawa and could buy more plants and fresh veggies. We were just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Chatham, Ontario
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Chatham, Ontario
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Visiting on beautiful Sunday morning in May was a good idea. What a good place to shop! I wish , that I was from Ottawa and could buy more plants and fresh veggies. We were just visiting and had to drive back home, 7 hours drive

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

It has a wonderful atmosphere! We returned night after night to find different restaurants, shop iat the various craft booths and watch the street performers.

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The ByWard Market is a lovely historic market. There are many restaurants, bars, and shops for people to peruse.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I love the Byward Market. It is a wonderful place to go and spend an afternoon enoying Ottawa's best. It is easy to walk around, see many various shops and vendors. There are countless restaurants offering everything from hot dogs, to fancy pasta and loose leaf tea stores. It is filled with sights and sounds and half the fun is... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is a "Must See" if you are traveling in and around Ottawa. So many shops, restaurants, bars, outdoor cafe's, vegetable market, and all just a very short walk to The Parliament Buildings, Museums, and the heart of downtown. Don't forget to have a Beaver Tail. Your Sweet tooth will thank you!!!!

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Markham
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

this area has expanded greatly. But the expansion is not for the better. It looks like all downtown eateries are in this area. There are 300 restaurants in this area. Most are above average fare with food choices ranging from deli style to high price seafood restaurants. An area that has something for everyone that doesn't allow you to leave... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

After the chilling winter as we enter the spring, we would not want to spend time at our homes..The best place to spend time with friends ,couples is By ward market in Ottawa.lots of happening pubs,restaurants..you can enjoy the sun with chilled beer,nice food and refreshing music/live performances..you can also enjoy street shopping here..and some farmers products can be purchased.

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Came here early morning as soon as we arrive in Ottawa thinking that since it's a market, it might be open early morning.. It was the opposite. This place comes alive at night! You will be delighted to walk around and find great food, great entertainment and lots of people of all ages. We actually went every night we have... More 

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Campbellton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Lovely, charming, artistic, welcoming market. Just loved everything in it!!!! Beaver tails are the best, and the wine rack too!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The ByWard market is an amazing market if you feel like wandering in a crowded place. It has everything you need to entertain you for a little moment: restaurants, stores, variety of products (cheese, flowers...), etc. It's also located in a central place, so you can't really miss it when in Ottawa. We recommend it to those who want to... More 

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