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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...more
267 Dalhousie St | Suite 202, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E3, Canada
Byward Market Area
+1 613-562-3325
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Byward market is such a fun and unique location to explore, if you want dinner, there’s tons of awesome pubs or restaurants in all levels of fancyness and fun. If you want dessert, there are so many awesome treat places (sweet Jesus,la catrina, etc), if...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When you go to the Byward Market, it is like going back in time to a place that was much more enjoyable than shopping at one of the Big Supermarkets. Please go there and find out for yourself what a great experience you will have...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Paul R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When does several markets throughout the world… I would classify this one is average not many shopping options and very limited stock… It’s very clean however and very cute… Just limited on shopping options from the market perspective

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank christophersR130UM
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun area to visit with family. In the evening there are good spots for tourist photos. The shops and restaurants are unique so its nice to visit and browse. Bit tough to find good parking and it is a very busy place. But definitely worth...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Topher E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to walk around and browse. Spent an hour or so looking round. Different stalls etc to spend money at. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sawbograham
Reviewed 1 week ago

Experience the culture, sample the food, buy souvenirs..park the car and do some walking to experience the wares of this quaint shopping area...

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank dbrouse1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During a family visit to Ottawa we spent the afternoon exploring Byward Market. Everyone enjoyed exploring the shops at the market. There are so many shops to enjoy. All the vendors and shop owners were welcoming and friendly. Definitely a great place to visit and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kmV8473DT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a local "tourist" and try to come to the Byward Market a couple (to 3 or 4 times) yearly. We took Wednesday off (Nov 21) thinking we would spend the day wandering around, shopping, being tourists. The Market was great but here I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wcottawa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were told this place is a must visit, and we were slightly disappointed with it, didn't really find any unique stalls, shops. Inside the market itself is barely anything, we just walked through in under 10 minutes.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dubaiblondie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was nice to walk around to see the shops, restaurants, cafes, etc. At the side street meter parking the parking is FREE on the weekends!

Date of experience: November 2018
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July 28, 2018|
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Response from Epicure30 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Dunn’s is a nice and cheap place to eat a great breakfast, the Highlander pub serve a « kilt filler » and my favourite Zack’s diner. I hope this helps
November 25, 2017|
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Response from IAN W | Reviewed this property |
Its both in and out
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September 28, 2017|
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Response from JBMartiniguy | Reviewed this property |
Out door market closes at 18:00, the shops between 18:00 and 21:00, the pubs and restaurants close between midnite and 2:00AM
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Girls' alternative to currency museum (5 Replies)
My children and I will be in Ottawa in July. We are planning on touring the Mint (we already have a tour reserved) and then riding public transportation to the currency museum. My son is the one who is interested in the currency museum, so I'm wondering what the girls (teen-agers) and I could do while he spends a couple of hours there. We could hang out in the same area, or we're willing to ride transportation somewhere nearby. By this time in our trip, we will have already seen the Parliment...More
June 14, 2011|
Response fromOntarioHikers|
The Museum of Nature isn't too far from there, but when you mention teenage girls, I think Rideau Centre Shopping Mall. If it is a nice day out, the Currency Museum is across from the indoor Sparks St. Mall and at the end of the outdoor Spark St. Mall both with a lot of stores.
Brick, New Jersey
Ottawa Rickshaws / Great Fun? (2 Replies)
Located on 24 Murray Street. I brought up an old thread and clicked on a link for "Ottawa Rickshaws". Approaching from Parliament Hill area ...crossing over to Byward Market...it seems kind of to the back or deeper area. When I put it into Tripadvisor to read reviews, the last review is from 2013. Is this still a current business? Logic tells me no....yet I hope I am wrong. The Ottawa Rickshaw website runs a video showing people having fun. There were no hours or prices. The only other...More
August 17, 2016|
Response fromRachael W|
The rickshaw service is still up and running! I haven't taken a ride myself so I can't fill you in on the prices, but there are always a few on standby in the main Byward Market square in the evening.
Pete B
Orillia, Canada
Byward Market Dining (4 Replies)
Are there any "fine dining" restaurants in the Byward Market area?
March 23, 2018|
Response fromottawatraveler_11|
Also try Sur Lie on Murray St, and Restaurant 18 on York.