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ByWard Market

ByWard Market
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Type of Attraction
Markets & Bazaars, Shopping Areas & Stores
Interests That Apply
Shopping, Fashion, History, Architecture, Art, Local Culture
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Price: Free
Prices at local businesses vary.
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Partial
Mobility Obstacles: Stairs Busy/High traffic
Notes: Many shops and restaurants are accessible, but many others have steps at the entrance. Most sidewalks have curb cuts, but heavy traffic can make this area treacherous for people using wheelchairs or other assistive devices.
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Dinner Lunch Breakfast
Restrooms: Available
Notes: Free public restrooms are available in the Byward Market building.
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ByWard Market

Shopping and Dining Marketplace

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Address: Phone:
1 Byward Market
Ottawa, ON K1N 7A1
+1 613 562 3325
Fax: +1 613 562 3326


The ByWard shopping district spans about 12 square blocks from George Street North to St Patrick and Sussex East to Cumberland. Home to trendy boutiques ranging from designer fashion to jewelery to artwork, the Market also features a variety of enjoyable restaurants. At night, the Market area is a bustling hot spot with bar hoppers. Fresh produce and arts and craft vendors can be found seven days a week.

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Times & Dates

Open Hours: 24 hrs
Notes: Hours of local businesses vary. See the website for details on many shops and restaurants.
Visit Time: 1hr-Half day(4hr)
Best Time to Visit: To avoid weekend crowds, visit before 11am.
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free
Price Notes: Prices at local businesses vary.


Outdoor with little or no covering. Notes: Sidewalks can be icy in winter. The Byward Market building itself (home to many food shops) is fully enclosed.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Best Modes of Transportation: Bus Taxi Walking
Notes: Driving can be tricky in this neighborhood, as some streets are narrow and traffic can be heavy (especially on weekends).
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: $0-$5
Parking Safety: Safe
Notes: Parking ranges anywhere from $2.50-7.50 per hour, depending on location. City-owned garages on Clarence Street offer the best prices. All lots are safe during the day.

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