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ByWard Market

267 Dalhousie Street | Suite 202, 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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  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fresh produce” (134 reviews)
“maple syrup” (131 reviews)
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267 Dalhousie Street | Suite 202, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E3, Canada
Byward Market Area
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"fresh produce"
in 134 reviews
"maple syrup"
in 131 reviews
"street performers"
in 62 reviews
"lots of restaurants"
in 103 reviews
"obama cookies"
in 34 reviews
"cheese shops"
in 34 reviews
"outdoor vendors"
in 36 reviews
"beaver tail"
in 113 reviews
"pastry"
in 34 reviews
"walk around"
in 76 reviews
"rideau centre"
in 60 reviews
"for sale"
in 38 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 41 reviews
"downtown ottawa"
in 55 reviews
"parliament hill"
in 99 reviews
"stalls"
in 229 reviews
"pubs"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the eclectic mix of shops and restaurants all within walking distance of each other. Every time we visit it's a new experience as some businesses sadly are gone, but new ones replace them. There are also seasonal street entertainers, and year-round horse drawn carriage...More

1  Thank Daniel M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the byward market in a little Airbnb. It’s a great area to be in, lots to do, eat and drink in the market. It’s also a great location for checking out most of the attractions and points of interest in Ottawa. It’s...More

Thank Nikki B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area is rich in Ottawa history and has many trendy shops and restaurants. We took a food tour of the area and thoroughly enjoyed each stop and meeting all the friendly people there.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not much going on here on a Monday, I imagine its another thing entirely to come here during the weekend but we planned our trip specifically to avoid crowds. Would probably come back during another time of year to see this place during the weekend...More

Thank Ayla B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to walk around, browse stores and grab a drink or bite to eat. There are tons of pubs and great restaurants. Perfect outing for a nice day.

1  Thank melissalovestrips
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ByWard Market is a must when visiting Ottawa. Lots to see and do, plenty of shopping and restaurants. An eclectic area with many shops indoors. You need a Beaver Tail! Must get a Beaver Tail! Very yummy :-)

Thank Al R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a small market place in the heart of Ottawa, beside parliament hill. There are small, cozy restaurants and pubs which are fantastic for couples and families. A Beavertail pastry and some gift shops are nearby as well.

Thank Alikat62014
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With every tip to Ottawa one must always visit Byward Market. We were fortunate enough to stay in an Air BnB just a 1 minute walk from the market. The night life is amazing here, as the bars fill up, there is a place for...More

Thank Cyprian C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This market has been in existence for years. I remember going as a child. Some of the stores and shops are still the same, and worth wandering into. You can buy lots of food and fresh produce. Just walking around is enjoyable. And then there...More

Thank Mishka01
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you visit the Byward Market, you will Truly enjoy yourself. This is a place that you will certainly find a great variety of merchandise from fresh eggs to great maple candy and very good restaurants I can guarantee you that you and who ever...More

1  Thank Paul R
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occams-razor
25 November 2017|
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Response from IAN W | Reviewed this property |
Its both in and out
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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
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donaleerothwell
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
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