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Address: 55 By Ward Market Sq, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9C3, Canada
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WITHIN an area roughly four blocks square, you'll find museums, cafes,...

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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ByWard Market is a historical market in the oldest district in Ottawa. It is best if you get there by public transportation; it is in walking distance from other Ottawa... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

ByWard Market is a historical market in the oldest district in Ottawa. It is best if you get there by public transportation; it is in walking distance from other Ottawa attractions: the National Gallery, the National Art Centre and the Rideau Canal. A perfect place to people watch, shop for boutique items or fresh market food, and enjoy a fun... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Roads always under construction. Otherwise, there is lots to see and do in this area. There is the national arts gallery, many restaurants and pubs and coffee shops. The Rideau Centre is a large shopping mall. The National Arts centre is just around the corner, as is Sparks Street Mall.

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for a sun brunch and there are plenty of restaurants to choose from. Now that the weather is warmer, it will be nice to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine. There are also shops set up so take a look.

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Whatever you are looking for you will probably find it in the ByWard Market.Great Restaurants , Hotels, Bars,local produce, gift shops,next door to the Rideau Center ( Shopping Mall) and a short walk to Parliament Hill.Very busy during summer months.

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Toronto, Ontario
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A fun place to spend a couple of hours exploring shops, crafts and the food is delicious. Please taking public transport as parking can be a challenge. A perfect place to grab a bite to eat and drink.

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A great place to wander about. Food of all descriptions. Take time to eat, Shop, explore these few fun blocks.

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Waterdown, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I just recently visited Ottawa and we stayed in the byward market in an airbnb. The market is a great place to be situated its right in the middle of everything and anything you need is a short walk. It's like it's own mini little town, I loved it. There's lots of restaurants, bakery's and shops, also... More 

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Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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The ByWard Market is perfect for tourists looking for a meal, a drink, gifts or small treasures. It gets very busy so you may need to park a couple blocks away or walk from your hotel.

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It used to be a place to go for a relaxing walk and shopping on a Weekend day and Party Hard on weekend night. Now there are a bunch of shipping containers taking up the parking spaces and creating traffic chaos. The rowdies come out at night and cause a lot of problems for no reason. I live in Ottawa... More 

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This area will not dissappoint you! There are so many places to grab a drink or grab a bite. Anything from simple fast food, to great seafood to The Keg!

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