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Address: ByWard Market, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9C3, Canada
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+1 613-562-3325
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ESTABLISHED by Lt-Col. John By in 1826, the ByWard Market is one of...

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.

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.

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Nice Historic Neighbourhood

The Byward Market is full of old buildings and intimate small businesses. It is a wonderful location to take a walk or simply wander. My only complaint is that I wish they took... read more

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Whitby, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So they should change this to ByWard Restaurants because there are no shops except Vap shops. There were numerous restaurants and pubs but very minimal little shops to buy unique products. Everything was either food or Vap related (E vapour). Maybe in the summer they have more shops in court areas but in the winter it is simply all food.

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Ajax, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Byward Market is full of old buildings and intimate small businesses. It is a wonderful location to take a walk or simply wander. My only complaint is that I wish they took advantage of some of the large spaces they have by making them more people friendly. Having a parking lot in the middle of the neighbourhood takes some... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I enjoyed Byward Market, which acts (at least to me) as the culinary and to some extent cultural hub of Central Ottawa. There are excellent eating and shopping choices around, and some lovely local produce in the shops within the market itself. Recommend passing through often!

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to explore for a tourist. Unique shops, pubs and cafes. Pastries and coffee not on par with Montreal - the French do it better!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The ByWard Market is an incredibly diverse place to visit and you will want to take the day. There is so much to see and do during the day as well as the night!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There are so many places to eat at the ByWard Market. Obama went to Beavertails when he visited Ottawa.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was an interesting way to spend a Saturday in January. Apparently only some of the usual outdoor stands were set up but because the Market covers several city blocks, there was still a lot to see. An amazing array of eateries of all types are located in the area, so even the fussiest person will find something in their... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a densely packed area of shopping, restaurants, bars, and beautiful local architecture. If you can't find it here, give it up. Easy walk from the heart of downtown and would highly recommend at least one visit if your here. Three of four days had us pop in for a pint, a shopping trip, or a stroll.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Market itself is not very attractive but surrounding area is full of quality restaurants, bars and shops. Night life is full of entertainment, yu can find live music and shows. All main attractions are very close to this area.

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Prince Albert, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So much to do here, from shopping to eating to drinking...and you need to try to do it all! We love the Market!

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