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“We always come back”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of ByWard Market

ByWard Market
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US$27.08*
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Ottawa City Tour by Land and Water
Ranked #1 of 22 Food & Drink in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Kapuskasing, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“We always come back”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

This part of town is lively, has a huge variety of food and services and the pace is relaxed, joyous.

Visited April 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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“To Market, to Market!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

The Byward Market truly lives up to its hype!
Lots to see, lots to digest, and great shops for all kinds of things to eat, taste, and buy. From cheese shops to butchers and bakers, from clothing and wraps to rocks, stones, and jewelry, An abundance of pubs, eateries, and foodie places to meet any appetite.
A place where you could visit often with thoughts of never leaving.

Visited April 2014
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“A Lot of Fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

Public Markets have become all the rage, and the ByWard Market was around before such areas were trendy. It's a great collection of shops and restaurants. If you spent a week in Ottawa, you could probably eat at a new restaurant for every meal, and not exhaust the ones that call the ByWard Market home. Add in the usual faire of farm fresh produce, meats, cheeses, baked good, etc. and it's a worthwhile place to spend a couple of hours more that you'll originally plan for.

Visited July 2013
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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“Good place to go take family/ Date for Walk-”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

Good place when visiting the downtown core to saunter around an look at the many shops & restaurants. At the right time of year there's the live Farmers Market- jewlery uendors -vendors of all kinds- go look at the "Moulin de Province" bldg- has a whack of fun interesting food & shops

Visited March 2014
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Toronto, ON
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“Everything you can imagine!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

Lots of great stall vendors. Shops have everything you need or unique! La Botega...best Italian shop I've been to since Italy!!

Visited April 2014
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