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Address: ByWard Market, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9C3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 613-562-3325
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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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Nice place to roam around, the market was not busy or not a lot of vendor I guess its the middle of the week. You would think they have all the vendors available due to Canada Day... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Toronto, Canada

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Nice place to roam around, the market was not busy or not a lot of vendor I guess its the middle of the week. You would think they have all the vendors available due to Canada Day Long weekend. It would be nice if they showcase more local artisan.

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Albury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

What a vibrant dynamic place ,a must when visiting Ottawa. A wide variety of good eateries and pubs,offering many different cuisines to satisfy any palate. The beaver tails are a pastry with maple syrup delicious . The markets compliment a very lovely city with numerous other great highlights to see.

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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I toured this market with my family. It was huge, situated minutes walk from Parliament hill. There is a great variety of vendors selling jewelry, soaps, meats, cheeses, vegetables and fruits and all sorts of culturally diverse fried and sweet treats. A fun place to visit on an empty stomach!

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Sudbury, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Great shopping, eating, walking and street entertainment all in one place. Love visiting and spending the day at the Market, even in the rain.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

ByWard Market is often touted as a "must see" venue for visitors to Ottawa, but in truth the farmers market isn't what it used to be; the restaurants are over-priced; and parking is extremely difficult. But folks still stream in, mostly tourists or younger Ottawa residents looking for a night on the town. As Yogi Berra once said of a... More 

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The Byward market is one of our favourite places in Canada. There are so many restaurants (at so many price points), The outdoor farmers market is the best place to get fruits and vegetables, flowers, seasonal arts and crafts. We love the cheese shop, and the little bakeries there. ,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The market vegatables and fruit fresh some organic Maple syrup from several vendors different colors and qualities. The packaging varies for gift giving. The cheese shops have great variety the food shops has an interesting choices.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

ByWard market has its history, so it is nice to visit it (in the central hall upstairs you can find some panels telling about the historical facts). I however expected somewhat more stalls with local products. Fruit stalls were nice, as well as those with maple products and diary. Gourmet shops somewhat disappointing. la Bottega is on a contrary a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great selection of restaurants as well as street entertainers. We ate at the Tuckers Market. Price was very affordable but selection was not the greatest. Lots of upscale trendy restaurants as well.

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Rochester, New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We are comparing this to the Rochester Public Market, which is packed with food vendors for every budget, and caters to people food stamps to premium vegan seekers. This seemed to be more of a collection of restaurants with a few farm stands and some maple syrup vendors, although it is a little early in the season for a lot... More 

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Address: Address: ByWard Market, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9C3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 613-562-3325
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area

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