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Jan 30 – Feb 16, 2015



Gatineau Winter Beerfest

Jan 30 - 31, 2015



Canadian Ski Marathon

Feb 7 - 8, 2015

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2014-2015Ottawa Visitor Guide

View our Ottawa Visitor Guide online to plan your stay in Canada’s Capital region.

2014-2015 Ottawa Visitor Guide

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Ottawa's ByWard Market

For nearly 200 years this rollicking public market has played host to artisans, farmers and craft merchants who converge year round to sell their speciality items and wares. The downtown market, just a short walk from Parliament Hill, also houses numerous cafés and some of the city’s best pubs and restaurants. And when the streetlights turn on, the market becomes one of the spots in Ottawa to grab a late night drink and catch some live music.


Fast Facts

  • Established by Lieutenant-Colonel John By in 1826, the ByWard Market is one of Canada's oldest and largest public markets; farmers and craft merchants from across the Capital Region gather to sell their wares daily.
  • "The Market", as it's known to locals, is a favoured shopping district not only for fresh produce, but for a wide range of fashion, décor and specialty shops.
  • From casual outdoor cafés to more upscale dining and nightlife, the Market offers something for every taste.
  • The Market is a great place to people-watch. During warm days, pull up a chair at an outdoor café and watch the world walk by.
  • The Market is the setting for many popular annual events, including the culinary Tastes of ByWard, the Winterlude Stew Cook-Off, ByWard Market Mardi Gras and more.
  • There are several secluded cobblestone squares in the Market - see if you can find them.


Rendez-Vous for Two

Rendez-Vous for Two

Sneak away to the Capital with that special someone for an affair to remember.

Girlfriends Getaway

Girlfriends Getaway

This one's for the girls! Retreat to Canada's Capital - a city bursting with vibrant culture and surrounded by an oasis of natural beauty.


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