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ByWard Market

267 Dalhousie St | 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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“fresh produce” (133 reviews)
“maple syrup” (135 reviews)
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267 Dalhousie St | Suite 202, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E3, Canada
Byward Market Area
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+1 613-562-3325
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Byward market features an authentic farmers market at certain times (outdoors) and a year round market with bakeries, eateries, fromageries, amd specialty food shops. Always a nice change of pace in the heart of the national capital.

Thank GuyoftheGlobe
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Reviewed yesterday

My only complaint is that there is too much foreign goods for sale but if you look at the fruit and veg and flowers at this time of the year it is so wonderful.....parking is a bit of a problem but hey you are in...More

Thank carol w
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There are many good restaurants, farm retails, art shops and activities. However, the washroom at the second floor is tiny with limited spaces.

Thank zchen_english
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited this market on Victoria Day and the sun was shining. The place was buzzing, all the outdoor patios were full of people enjoying the good weather. There were lots of little stalls with hand crafted stuff. My thing is jewellery so picked up...More

Thank boredkilliefan
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Reviewed 4 days ago

ByWard Market is lovely. Take your time and check out some of the unique shops. there are not alot of streets for driving, so park the car and walk through the streets

Thank N L
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We arrived there while walking around the city and really enjoyed! It is a nice place to walk around, shop, sit and relax!

Thank ValvaMG
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A must visit when in Ottawa. So many things to see, lots of eating places and pubs. Colourful displays of plants and flowers. Little speciality shops and much more.

Thank Marion B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you like to Eat, People Watch or Party this is the place for you. This area likely has the most restaurants and bars in one place then all of Ottawa. It's also walking distance to Ottawa's 2 major Universities so, where the students likely...More

Thank mahalia1980
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Reviewed 5 days ago

For some reason we were expecting a huge outdoor market. It was entirely different. The shops etc. were great and the food was yummy. You could spend as little or as much time as you liked there, depending on your likes. We were very fortunate...More

Thank Anne C
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyed the setting as it is always active, and picks up more in the late afternoon and evening. Many good places to eat casual food at reasonable prices.

Thank marilynnouri
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occams-razor
November 25, 2017|
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Response from IAN W | Reviewed this property |
Its both in and out
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Mary Lou D
September 28, 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
April 15, 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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