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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 2 days ago

The Bayward market is really worth a visit. I have been here both in the summer and in the winter and it is best at the summer with all restaurants with outdoor tables. The area is quite different from rest of Ottawa and very cosy.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ByWard Market has developed within the last few years and is a very nice place to shop, go have a coffee or find a good restaurant. Wether you are in Summer or in Winter, the place is very friendly to walk and fun to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 999Vince
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Byward Market is an interesting place to visit. The restaurants are reasonably priced. The eclectic mix of items for sale range from inexpensive to "OMG are you joking". The majority of items are handmade or look like they are. My only complaint is about...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sbauer4714
Reviewed 1 week ago

food, food, excellent food, great bread, great cheeses, fresh food on the marked every day. like life in paradise.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Peter Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A vibrant and unique mixture of shops, restaurants, and curiosities ( the people I mean ! ) Full of interesting places in the heart of the City Great food and wee shops in the Market building. . . souviener shops and good stores on the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very old market. There is a great bakery were Obama bought a cookie in 2009. There are lots of special shops were you can buy local things.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank carolinevrijn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great number of restaurants and shops for the souvenir hunters. Also the first Giant Tiger store in Canada.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mbg298
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Important to go see the Byward Market. It’s more than a Market, its a collection of great restaurants and pubs too! Even President Obama stopped in for a special cookie when he was in town.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank telahm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walk the vendor filled streets and take in the Canadiania. Many restaurants, bars and shopping in this area. It's a final point of tourism so a lot of photo opportunities await. Don't forget to try the famous Beaver tails or maple syrup on a stick...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ChanGreg4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spend a lot of time in the market strolling solo on my lunch break. There is a large selection of fantastic restaurants and shops. This is the place to be if you are visiting Ottawa. It’s lively,non-stop and always a great patio waiting!

Date of experience: December 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.