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Ottawa Event Calendar

17NOV

Gold Medal Plates

Nov 17, 2014
Shaw Centre

 

28NOV

Nature Nocturne: One in a Billion

Nov 28, 2014
Canadian Museum of Nature

 

3DEC

Christmas Lights Across Canada

Dec 3, 2014 – Jan 7, 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
 

Ottawa 2017

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.
 

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