Single traveller? Head to Ottawa's ByWard Market
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Tuesday, 11 September 2012 17:22
According to Ottawa Magazine, more than half of the female population in the ByWard Market is single, while a whopping 64 percent of the male population doesn't have a significant other, making the restaurant and bar scene both vivacious and ideal for single travellers. What's more, there are numerous Ottawa accommodations located in the heart of this young-minded boomtown.
Listen to some soulful jazz at the Mercury Lounge
Singles flock to the Mercury Lounge nearly every night to catch local jazz and soul musicians performing on a rather intimate stage. This self-proclaimed 21st-century soul club has events throughout the week, many of which cater to young and single travellers looking for a sophisticated evening on the town. Now in its 16th year of business, the Mercury Lounge has withstood the test of time, easily making the transition from the mid-1990s to now.
Endless shopping at the ByWard Market
As its name can attest, the reason why many people head to the ByWard Market is because of its endless shopping options. From high-end luxury boutique stores and fancy cheese vendors to fair trade dealers and vintage shops, this varied yet compact marketplace is perfect for singles and couples alike. While perusing the stores, visitors can spark up a conversation with just about anyone and get an insider's scoop on the best stores in the mall. Plus, travellers can purchase flirty fashions to don at an evening soiree.