ByWard Market

ByWard Market, Ottawa: Address, Phone Number, ByWard Market Reviews: 4.5/5

ByWard Market
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops • Neighbourhoods
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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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Kevin B
Ottawa, Canada1,309 contributions
Nice Walk
Jan. 2021
Although a lot of the shops are not accessible during the Pandemic, it is will nice to walk through the Market, if for anything but just window shopping. Very pleasant during the day...nice just to get out for some exercise.
Written January 28, 2021
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FarAway752596
39 contributions
Everything is here!
Oct. 2020
By choice the best place in Ottawa. Vibrant, cheerfull, alive. There's always something happening there, artisans, food, music, restaurants, shops for all budgets.
Written January 11, 2021
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Paolo1005
Montreal, Canada473 contributions
Nice place to walk and shop
Nov. 2020 • Business
This is a nice place to walk and shop .parking is easy. I had breakfast in the area and decided to walk around its worth the time
Written November 9, 2020
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canadianballfan
Langley, Canada182 contributions
Awesome place to eat and shop
Oct. 2020 • Business
Sadly we didn’t find this place until our last night as during COVID this was one of the view places with outdoor heated patio and multiple food options to eat with friends.

Very trendy area with lots of stores and restaurants in one place.

At night the Ottawa sign with lights was cool for photographs.
Written October 22, 2020
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PeterBruceG
Toronto, Canada2,807 contributions
Empty
Oct. 2020 • Couples
We are going through a pandemic so not much is open. Probably much more interesting when shops are fully open and people are around.
Written October 15, 2020
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Steve Z
12 contributions
How good went terribly bad...
Oct. 2020 • Couples
An attractive spot 15 years ago has now become a haven for drug-addicted beggars to roam the streets and pester tourists. The handful of pathetic souvenir shops felt claustrophobic and disorganized. Although there are many restaurants, you fear for your life if you dare to leave by foot after 9 pm.

If half-naked, drug-crazed people is on your to-see list, this is the perfect place and you can expect to see them at any time of the day or night! This must be what it looks like when a city gives up on something.

Old world charm? Québec city has old world charm. ByWard market has old slum foulness, along with all the grime and dirt to go with it! Quality museums and art galleries near-by, can't save what has become a very grim, sad place.
Written October 10, 2020
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Jack M
Calgary, Canada175 contributions
Good choice for a nice walk in history.
Oct. 2020
This place has all sorts of food and places to visit from the easy foods to the real old fashioned food, from places like the Warehouse, where they have two drag queens trying to make you laugh at there trying to see if you can well be amused.
Written October 6, 2020
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Happy traveller
Ontario, Canada87 contributions
Gotta have dinner here!
Oct. 2020
Whatever your tastes, you will find great food here! I went to Zak's the first night and Chez Lucien the second night. Both were delicious and affordable. There's a French bakery, a Polish Deli and the original Beavertails! Many artisans along the street. A must visit!
Written October 4, 2020
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EMILY M
Toronto, Canada19 contributions
SHOPPING
Sep. 2020
We totally enjoyed being able to shop in a safe environment. Lots to see, had fun bartering with the vendors and got a lot of nice things.
Written September 26, 2020
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Michelle
7 contributions
Amazing!
Sep. 2020 • Couples
Amazing area in Ottawa, particularly loved walking around the shops and popping into the bars. Great atmosphere and friendly people.
Written September 25, 2020
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