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ByWard Market

55 By Ward Market Sq, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E3, 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 7E3, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Byward Market is where a lot of the most popular bars/clubs/shops/restaurants in Ottawa are located. However, because of this everything is more expensive than it is in other parts of the city. The markets sell all sorts of knick-knacks and souvenirs (like dream catchers),...More

Thank meg b
Reviewed 3 days ago

We always stay in ByWard Market, and other than business or touring, we hang out there. Lots and lots of great places to eat ... full range of $$ to $$$$, and about every cuisine you can ask for! (especially if you like pubs ......More

Thank TO_Trips
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a lovely place any time of the year! You can find a wide variety of yummy food, from snacks and comfort food to nice gourmet cuisine restaurants. There are also interesting stores and locals sell one of a kind items. A must go...More

Thank Lui E
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went for a stroll through this area during the Canada 150 weekend celebrations. I absolutely loved being able to stroll through all of the booths from the local vendors and support them by making purchases at their stands. I also liked that this area...More

Thank silverbrook
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lots of food markets here and lots of cute shops to look round and escape the snow and cold. Great place and close to where we were

Thank miinyii
Reviewed 1 week ago

Farmers bring in their fresh produce and products. There are many cafés and bars for local wine and beer.

Thank j0se12345678
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Byward Market has become less market and simply a place for a myriad of bars and restaurants, no longer the tourist attraction it once was and not worth visiting unless you just want to get some food or something to drink.

Thank Keith B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time in Ottawa I visit ByWard Market to shop for an interesting artisan gift, buy delicious bread, or fresh fruit and veggies, meet with friends at many cafes and restaurants

Thank Teresa S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in Ottawa for 20 years and I enjoy going to Byward especially at night when the lights are on. I love the restaurants around. My ever go-to dessert Beaver Tails is there and many more. I prefer to park my car in a...More

Thank foodchannelfun
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I admit I tried to do some online research as to the shops and amenities here but got lost in the maze. It is much easier to simply walk around and see it all firsthand. If you want to find a particular restaurant, look it...More

Thank HeatherJ902
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25 November 2017|
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Response from IAN W | Reviewed this property |
Its both in and out
Mary Lou D
28 September 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
15 April 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