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ByWard Market, Ottawa

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Arguably the city’s number one tourist attraction, historical ByWard Market offers an eclectic mix of shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, and nightclubs. Reconciling contrasts such as secluded courtyards and bustling streets, a local farmers' market and artisans’ stands, the market is the city's leading destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Walk between outdoor stalls with fresh flowers, fruits, and vegetables., then look for local trend-setting artworks. Stop by a little teashop and experience the small neighborhood feel. The market is also home to museums, specialty food shops, hair and beauty salons, and over 500 businesses. Plan to visit ByWard Market during your Ottawa vacation using our convenient Ottawa vacation trip planner.
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  • Went to Ottawa for a Conference. Booking Byward market for a tour was optional but glad I did it. Saw the local side of Ottawa with many stores and bazaar type of places. Great place to walk around ea...  more »
  • We visited the ByWard Market during the winter in January and it was still lovely. There are a ton of fantastic restaurants and small shops to visit in the area. I definitely recommend checking out th...  more »
  • Lots of pubs with some inexpensive food options ( I guess for the college kids). Fun atmosphere during the summer season, though it tends to be overcrowded. The food is mostly family priced, and is re...  more »