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Address: 55 By Ward Market Sq, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9C3, Canada
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ESTABLISHED by Lt-Col. John By in 1826, the ByWard Market is one of...

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.

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.

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I love the Market, so much to see, great restaurants, shopping. Just awesome. Parking is a problem, the meters don't offer anything but 1 hour parking which isn't long enough. I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Seven Sisters, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Kind of a rough area. Saw 4 police officers take a guy off in handcuffs this morning. Not much else here. Better to go a couple of extra blocks for shopping and restaurants.

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Sudbury, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love the Market, so much to see, great restaurants, shopping. Just awesome. Parking is a problem, the meters don't offer anything but 1 hour parking which isn't long enough. I once got a parking ticket there which is annoying. This time however stayed at the Chateau Laurier which is great as the market is a two minute walk away!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

good restaurants. nice shops. market on weekends. local character. walking distance from several hotess

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Neat area close to UOttawa and Parliament Hill. Lots of pubs and restaurants. Look forward to seeing it in the summer.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The market has amazing shops and services. I always tend to stick to the mom-and-pop style restaurants as they always have reasonable prices. My personal favorite thing to do in the market is visit all the specialty food stores. From fine jams, to Italian meats, bakeries, and fresh fish, you can find anything.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Byward market is a nice place only a couple steps from Parliament Hill, and is a great place to get some food, whether it be baked goods, or meals.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of restaurants and boutiques inside the market building. It is a good place to go when you can't agree upon a restaurant as everyone can get a different type of food. Outside the market, but in the area of the market, there are also lots of fun restaurants and shops. Certainly worth a visit if you are in Ottawa!

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spend the sunny afternoon walking the streets of the Byward Market. Visited a few stores. Set on the patios of a few restaurants than went for a late lunch at the Play - awesome place. Great afternoon for a couple and on Sunday the pargking is free - bonus.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Byward Market is worth visiting in the summer when you can walk around in the warm weather. It has local farmers selling products as well as cafes, bakeries and restaurants. It is only 5 minutes from the Parliament buildings It is open all year round. In the summer they also have live performers at the market.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fun area with great restos and shops. Never seems to sleep! It's great fun to just wander around and feels very safe.

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