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ByWard Market, Ottawa

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Arguably the city’s number one tourist attraction, historical ByWard Market offers an eclectic mix of shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, and nightclubs. Reconciling contrasts such as secluded courtyards and bustling streets, a local farmers' market and artisans’ stands, the market is the city's leading destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Walk between outdoor stalls with fresh flowers, fruits, and vegetables., then look for local trend-setting artworks. Stop by a little teashop and experience the small neighborhood feel. The market is also home to museums, specialty food shops, hair and beauty salons, and over 500 businesses. Plan your visit to ByWard Market and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Ottawa trip itinerary builder app.
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  • Lots of shops and restaurants to pursue and had a festive air. Our VRBO was nearby, so we walked through the area and ate here frequently. The Cheese shop was great! 
    Lots of shops and restaurants to pursue and had a festive air. Our VRBO was nearby, so we walked through the area and ate here frequently. The Cheese shop was great!  more »
  • We were here early so a lot of shops not open yet. But it’s a large market, well shops actually, but it’s a fun stroll. 
    We were here early so a lot of shops not open yet. But it’s a large market, well shops actually, but it’s a fun stroll.  more »

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