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Sparks Street Mall

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100 Sparks St | Suite 300, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5B7, Canada
+1 613-230-0984
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Good for a Walk

Nice street to talk a stroll down on a weekend day. A lot of good restaurants and pubs to choose... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2017
Kevin B
,
Ottawa, Canada
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Lots of Opportunities For Improvement

As you may know, Sparks Street is a pedestrian walk way. No cars are permitted but be careful of... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Canadatom1
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Ottawa
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Shop. Savour. Social. Come to historic Sparks Street in Canada’s Capital. Discover the unique shops, lively restaurants and beautiful history. One block south of Parliament Hill
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good34%
  • Average32%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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100 Sparks St | Suite 300, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5B7, Canada
Byward Market Area
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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Nice street to talk a stroll down on a weekend day. A lot of good restaurants and pubs to choose from as well. Now have a Bier Markt on Sparks which just recently opened...great food and beer for sure.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

As you may know, Sparks Street is a pedestrian walk way. No cars are permitted but be careful of courier bikes. Sadly many locations on the street are now occupied by government buildings. All of the major banks are also located here. The CBC building...More

Thank Canadatom1
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

There are always fun events happening at Sparks Street either an outdoor movie night, Ribs or Poutine Festival, Innovation Fair.

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Great pub food, and very reasonable. The service was quick and the waitress new her stufff. I only trouble we had was the Debit machine which was not our waitress problem. The 5 of us tried to pay and each time the machine wouldn't take...More

Thank Boris2552
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Really close to the Parliament Buildings, so great for resting, refueling, and a little shopping for nice things that have "Ottawa" on them. There was a busking festival when we were there, which made the sidewalks very, very full...

Thank LDM125
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Lots of shops to choose from at this mall. All of Sparks street is a nice play for a stroll, especially now that the city has started to refurbish parts of it.

Thank Kevin B
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

Years ago we were at the Sparks Street Pedestrian Mall; it was a fun, lively place. Now it does not have much to offer. A few eateries and a good place to walk. Not much fun or general interest location. I think it needs a...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Sparks Street Mall is a safe and clean area filled with local culture and good shops. Plenty of good eats for lunch

Thank JimDeBerry
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

I was expecting to be wowed by the shopping opportunities, but I wasn't. There are some nice souvenir shops and a few galleries, plus some watering holes. Perhaps the atmosphere was overwhelmed by the Rib-Fest event.

Thank Ted R
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The Sparks St. Mall, is a great Place to walk and exercise! There is little in this lovely space! A lot of empty shops, offices and construction! A number of restaurants, but basically a good spot to walk and take in the old buildings!

Thank MASH16
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