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ByWard Market

55 By Ward Market Sq, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9C3, Canada
+1 613-562-3325
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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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  • Average11%
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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 2 days ago via mobile

Lots of food markets here and lots of cute shops to look round and escape the snow and cold. Great place and close to where we were

Thank miinyii
Reviewed 5 days ago

Farmers bring in their fresh produce and products. There are many cafés and bars for local wine and beer.

Thank j0se12345678
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Byward Market has become less market and simply a place for a myriad of bars and restaurants, no longer the tourist attraction it once was and not worth visiting unless you just want to get some food or something to drink.

Thank Keith B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time in Ottawa I visit ByWard Market to shop for an interesting artisan gift, buy delicious bread, or fresh fruit and veggies, meet with friends at many cafes and restaurants

Thank Teresa S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in Ottawa for 20 years and I enjoy going to Byward especially at night when the lights are on. I love the restaurants around. My ever go-to dessert Beaver Tails is there and many more. I prefer to park my car in a...More

Thank foodchannelfun
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I admit I tried to do some online research as to the shops and amenities here but got lost in the maze. It is much easier to simply walk around and see it all firsthand. If you want to find a particular restaurant, look it...More

Thank HeatherJ902
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the various types of restaurants, shops and bars in this large market area. Beaver Tails, seafood, noodle bowls were a few of the local dishes that we enjoyed. Would love to come back in warmer weather.

Thank Lorena S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can find all kinds of things here at the byward market from food to Artisan gifts it's a great place to go have a coffee and a beaver tail make sure you have the beavertail they're amazing

Thank bell G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The byward market is amazing. Here you will find the Ottawa sign. Don't forget your cameras. Lots of shopping. Quite a few restaurants in the area from cheap eats to expensive. Vendors selling wares in common area. Beaver tails located here.

Thank debster369
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ate at two different restaurants - irish and greek and shopped at a convenience store and wine shop.

Thank Nyamburak
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26 November 2017|
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Response from IAN W | Reviewed this property |
Its both in and out
Mary Lou D
29 September 2017|
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Response from JBMartiniguy | Reviewed this property |
Out door market closes at 18:00, the shops between 18:00 and 21:00, the pubs and restaurants close between midnite and 2:00AM
16 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