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Address: 55 By Ward Market Sq, 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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This market is worth the experience. It has a lot of unique restaurants and shops. It is easy to navigate and provides some entertaining nightlife.

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Coral Springs
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This market is worth the experience. It has a lot of unique restaurants and shops. It is easy to navigate and provides some entertaining nightlife.

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Byward market is a large farmers market with fresh fruit and vegetables from local and surrounding area farmers. The area is surrounded by numerous excellent little restaurants and pubs. There is a large shopping mall beside it as well. What I didn't like is there were not many little unique shops in the area. Parking can be a challenge in... More 

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We happen to stumble upon a fantastic show while wandering around the market...Cirque du Soleil quality. There were permanent seats there, so I guess that there are a lot of street performers. Added a great deal to our experience. Lots of cool places to eat. Amazing fresh local fruit vendors. A must do in Ottawa!

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Nice place to buy maple syrup as souverniers. Other than that I difntbfindvtyre was avwhole lot to do.

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Kemptville, Ontario
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A must for anyone visiting the Capital. Great restaurantss, quaint shops, beautiful produce and fragrant flowers. Very pictureseque.

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Ottawa, Canada
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With lots of restaurants and shops in a beautiful setting, the market is a great place for visitors but also a place that locals go all the time. You can find everything here from coffee and food to 24/7 diners and nightlife spots

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Alix, Canada
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We love this market and always stop here whenever we're in Ottawa. It can get busy/crowded though so keep a tight hold of any little ones with you.

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Oakton, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Several places to eat in the Byward Market -- Cafe 55 for a great selection of sandwiches and sides. Aulde Dubliner for good Irish fare.

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We were there yesterday with my mother-in-law for her first trip to Ottawa in ages. She loved the area. It's a very diversified shopping, eating and just plain walking around place. Bars, restaurants, food stores and groceries make this place hard to get out of without buying something. Very recommendable.

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The market was ok-very crowded-mostly fruit and food vendors. Not a lot of craft vendors. However-restaurants galore! Excellent place to find a place to relax and people watch.

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