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Address: 55 By Ward Market Sq, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9C3, Canada
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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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Neat funky market

This is a neat sorta outdoorish market. It's not the same scale as Granville island in Vancouver but it's still worth checking out. There are a ton of funky restaurants and an... read more

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Vancouver, British Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We needed to pass some time before flying out of Ottawa so we took a walk in and around the Market. It was snowing the day we were there, so on the quiet side. I think this would be an excellent location in the late spring - early fall when all the patios are open and you can people-watch and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a neat sorta outdoorish market. It's not the same scale as Granville island in Vancouver but it's still worth checking out. There are a ton of funky restaurants and an awesome bakery or two. Worth checking out but don't plan on a bunch of parking.

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Montreal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Close to other attractions in the city, a perfect place for resting and take a bite. Market open all year long. Where Obama enjoyed cookies in his first international visit after becoming president.

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Seven Sisters, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Kind of a rough area. Saw 4 police officers take a guy off in handcuffs this morning. Not much else here. Better to go a couple of extra blocks for shopping and restaurants.

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Sudbury, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I love the Market, so much to see, great restaurants, shopping. Just awesome. Parking is a problem, the meters don't offer anything but 1 hour parking which isn't long enough. I once got a parking ticket there which is annoying. This time however stayed at the Chateau Laurier which is great as the market is a two minute walk away!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

good restaurants. nice shops. market on weekends. local character. walking distance from several hotess

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Neat area close to UOttawa and Parliament Hill. Lots of pubs and restaurants. Look forward to seeing it in the summer.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The market has amazing shops and services. I always tend to stick to the mom-and-pop style restaurants as they always have reasonable prices. My personal favorite thing to do in the market is visit all the specialty food stores. From fine jams, to Italian meats, bakeries, and fresh fish, you can find anything.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Byward market is a nice place only a couple steps from Parliament Hill, and is a great place to get some food, whether it be baked goods, or meals.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of restaurants and boutiques inside the market building. It is a good place to go when you can't agree upon a restaurant as everyone can get a different type of food. Outside the market, but in the area of the market, there are also lots of fun restaurants and shops. Certainly worth a visit if you are in Ottawa!

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