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ByWard Market

55 By Ward Market Sq, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9C3, Canada
+1 613-562-3325
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55 By Ward Market Sq, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9C3, Canada
Byward Market Area
+1 613-562-3325
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great area to visit! Heard lots about the market so was looking forward to exploring. Ate at some great restaurants and really enjoyed a Beaverstail!!

Thank Murfo13
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

...and that's never a good idea. After having visited many beautiful markets around the world, the Byward Market in my hometown of Ottawa ranks low in comparison. Yes, there are some good (but usually too expensive) restaurants (Casablanca in Market Square has some of the...More

Thank Joel B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the hi lights of Ottawa and a must do for centrally located range of restaurants and shops and of course including the infamous beaver tail fried dough pastries

Thank Paul Z
Reviewed 2 days ago

Plan to spend 2-3 hours to stroll around. If you don't like aimless browsing like me, this is NOT the venue for you. Restaurants are on the pricey side as expected and lunch time peak starts at 1:30 pm.

Thank diyguy88
Reviewed 2 days ago

Dozens of eating establishments. Pick a cuisine, and there is a restaurant to fill your wants. Bon apeitit.

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great way to visit all sorts of boutique stores in a confined district. Lots of wonderful places to eat all sorts of ethnic foods and drink as well as visiting retail stores. Plan on 2-3 hours or more. Great way to spend...More

Thank KentWong405
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This market has everything, restaurants, shops, bars, and it is open at night! You can just walk around and jump from one place to another such as shopping in the afternoon, enjoying happy hour in one bar, dining in one restaurant, dessert and coffee in...More

Thank FindleyMarie
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There is always something fun to see, to do, to watch, to eat, to hear... great shops, fantastic restaurants, buskers, craft vendors, musicians, artists, tourists, outdoor patios... the perfect place to be on any sunny day, any time of year!

Thank Lbogdonov
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's worth the visit! Lots of different things. Vendors, restaurants and local artisans. Everyone we talked to was very nice and welcoming and all of them spoke perfect french and english!!

Thank 8,960
Reviewed 2 days ago

I've been to Ottawa several times and I make sure I go to the ByWard Market each and every time, no matter what time of year. The stands provide fresh food and artifacts for purchase. There are often buskers around. You can always find something...More

Thank mpolinuk
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Where can we park?
15 April 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
Hi there November 18th weekend we are coming the Saturday night for our girlfriends bachlorette... what would you recommend for a dinner spot before we head out to the bars??
3 November 2016|
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Response from REL_11 | Reviewed this property |
Hmm, it really depends whether you are in a hurry, if you want meat or veg, if you want fancy or casual...because Ottawa has everything! The previous suggestion of 18 is a good one - good service and casual. If you have... More
I want to experience a FRENCH Baguette like in Paris. Is this available in the market area?
13 August 2016|
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Response from ByWard M | Property representative |
Hi Ahfred, if it's French baguette you seek, we can recommend both Le Moulin de Provence at 55 ByWard Market Square, or The French Baker at 119 Murray Street. Both bake their goods on sight, and offer their own unique... More