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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 yesterday

I absolutely love the market. This is a must see place in Ottawa full of restaurants, shops and things to do and see.I come to the market once a week and I always have a good time and always find something to do.

Thank Meaghan P
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Such a variety of food, drinks, crafts. A must see to experience Ottawa internationally! A market to entice all senses. Don't miss this wonderful experience!

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Reviewed yesterday

Love strolling around the Byward Market, have lunch, listen to the music. Great way to spend a day. A must see while in Ottawa.

Thank David W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

travellers. Lots of people, food , restaurants , markets. Shopping. All kinds of shopping. Hip place to see

Thank Jacques M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just loved walking around this market-I though the French in France presented their fruit and vegetables beautifully, but these market traders have taken presentation to a whole new level. Friendly, and wonderful produce, and the localarchitecture is just lovely.People could not have been nicer.

Thank Jacqueline d
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited every day over a 5-day stretch in early September. The actual farmer's-market stalls are relatively few, though they have some really fantastic stuff at reasonable prices. There are also some local craft stalls, again with interesting things, though a lot of it tourist-focused. The...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

There are many pubs and restaurants in the area. Finding a restaurant to match your palate is not a problem. A fun area to walk.

Thank Albert K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Such a cute area with a variety of restaurants for anyone's taste. Ottawa is a city with a small town feel. Steps from parliament, this area is in the heart of the city. Make sure to get Beaver tails here!

Thank Jhill1984
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just a very nice place to be in ottawa. Lots of restaurants from different cultires snd many types of other stores. Must visit during ottawa visit.

Thank Tsultim
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very clean. Excellent fruit and veg. Lots of bars and restaurants. You have to try a deep fried pancake (beaver tail) delicious!

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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