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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 your visit to ByWard Market and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Ottawa trip itinerary builder app .
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  • a must visit if you are in Ottawa. It contains a variety of food offerings from ethnic to exotic to gluten free. Great place to stroll have lunch and very close to some interesting attractions.  more »
  • Of many nooks and crannies to discover in the middle of tourist shops. See if it comes to Ottawa for the first time.
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  • First ever visit,brilliant,an indoor market hall,and stalls all around outside.So much to see and do,peckish?so many choices when here.Range of products on sale is great.A must visit place if you ever...  more »

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For the best access to restaurants and shops, stay in the historic central neighborhood of ByWard Market, where you can choose from a range of comfortable hotels. Options also abound just south of the canal in Centretown, where you can enjoy easy access to the best attractions in Ottawa. You can explore the city's diverse heritage by staying in one of its many cultural hubs--Chinatown, Little Italy, and Quartier Vanier offer a distinctive taste of China, Italy, and France respectively.
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