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ByWard Market

55 By Ward Market Sq, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9C3, Canada
+1 613-562-3325
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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. 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.
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55 By Ward Market Sq, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9C3, Canada
Byward Market Area
+1 613-562-3325
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Reviewed today via mobile

By the time we reached it was about the lunch time. As we got down the stairs we were greeted by the summer fest programs. Music and art&culture related booths all way to market area. The choice of Restaurent's are plenty. We chose the Indian...More

Thank R.K. P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Endless streets of vibrant food vendors, local produce, pubs, 5-star restaurants, boutiques, and artisans. Could come back here everyday and never get bored.

Thank Bobo L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very vibrant market. Tons of restaurants for all tastes. We walked and walked. It was great although a little dirty!

Thank Adrienne W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Byward market offers a variety of restaurants, bakery, food. You can walk for miles visiting the shops and people watching. Late spring and summer is my favorite to find farmers choice.

Thank 840tonih
Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed just strolling through this place and the adjoining streets. There is a buzz about this area, lots of stalls selling tourist items polus many food options too. There is also a large shopping centre nearby so something here for all. There is even...More

Thank Ashley A
Reviewed 2 days ago

I really do not have an issue with this but it's really the same as all other attempts to create a trendy, hip area a la Yorkville or wherever you come from. Sadly, although mildly entertaining, not worth the hyped up prices to mingle.

Thank Ozone Peter J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great time. The vendors are friendly and there is a great selection. Great food, great company, great weather, great day!

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 3 days ago

There's tons of activities to do- especially with the Canada 150 events. Free shows and entertainment, the Ottawa sign, farmers market, and shops! Plan to spend a couple hours here!

1  Thank JannyHoliday
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very nice outdoor market! A lot of outdoor music and activity! Quite a few restaurants although we did not go to any of them for lack of time.

Thank harha1
Reviewed 4 days ago

So pretty, surrounded by restaurants and cafes. Great place just to go for a walk or sit on a patio. It's pretty much the centre of everything in downtown Ottawa so you will like end up there anyhow!

Thank loracarce
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April 15, 2017|
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Response from ByWard M | Property representative |
Hi laughingwoman6, thanks for asking about parking. You're right, the ByWard Market is incredibly walk-able, and we love to see people out and about! In total, there are over 3,100 parking spaces in the ByWard Market... More
November 3, 2016|
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Response from REL_11 | Reviewed this property |
Hmm, it really depends whether you are in a hurry, if you want meat or veg, if you want fancy or casual...because Ottawa has everything! The previous suggestion of 18 is a good one - good service and casual. If you have... More
August 13, 2016|
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Response from ByWard M | Property representative |
Hi Ahfred, if it's French baguette you seek, we can recommend both Le Moulin de Provence at 55 ByWard Market Square, or The French Baker at 119 Murray Street. Both bake their goods on sight, and offer their own unique... More