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Address: ByWard Market, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9C3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 613-562-3325
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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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Ottawa at it's most charming

This is Ottawa at it's heart. Charming shops and curios. Bisto's to Wine cellars. The Blues to Busters

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is Ottawa at it's heart. Charming shops and curios. Bisto's to Wine cellars. The Blues to Busters

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Belleville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love visiting here. The food stalls/stores are fabulous. The restaurants offer everything from fish to vegetarian to deli and more. No trip to Ottawa should miss a stop here

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everyone in your party will find something at the Byward Market. It is clean, convenient, and always full of energy. We even experienced it in a cloudburst, but there was plenty of cover so no one got wet.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Though the area is quite small, the many surprises of nooks and corners will bring joy to anyone's palate for food for mind and body and and intellectual pursuits. Check the small diversified items available under he roof of an old building. Prices maybe not for bargain hunters but the quality of workmanship will satisfy the costs.

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Thank eccoc333
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love the ByWard Market. I don't really know why, is it the atmosphere or the great choice of restaurant it offers, but I know that I can't get enough of this place. Very nice place to take a walk, there's so much to see and eat!

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are lots of fun shops, restaurants entertainment at the By Ward Market, it is always a fun place to take a walk, go for ice cream or shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There's food in every direction I turn. Reminds me of the markets I visited in Cambodia. Small and quaint shops but it's hard to decide which one to eat at.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If its sitting down at a patio on a nice day to people watch passers by and buskers or barhopping you have not enjoyed Ottawa without a visit to "the market".

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

ByWard market is a nice place to visit for visitors to the Capital, there is a wide variety to things to see and experience. When you are looking for an activity for an afternoon this could be an option.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

At night it lights up and is very busy with many market stalls with natural foods all around you. Great atmosphere. Must visit.

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