The ByWard Market is where Ottawa was born and is one of Canada's oldest and largest public markets. The market is contained within an area of approximately four square blocks; it is now one of the trendiest places to live, shop and go out. Serving just about every segment of the market from jazz to rock to dance music to alternative, and for every clientele from the university crowd to the gay and lesbian community to multi-ethnic groups. You'll find museums, cafés, specialty food shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, pubs, hair & aesthetics salons and more! Easily accessible on foot, by transit or by car, the ByWard Market offers a unique experience for all. Outdoor vendors are an integral part of the ByWard Market experience. Unlike some other market experiences, you'll find ByWard's vendors outside, no matter the weather, 363 days per year (closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day)! At the peak of summertime, there may be 175 stands operating, selling fruits & vegetables, bedding & gardening plants & cut flowers, arts & crafts, maple syrup & honey. In the winter months, you're more likely to find Christmas trees, natural wreaths & garlands, firewood, cut flowers, maple syrup & honey, art & craft. There's always something happening in the ByWard Market!
Address: 55 ByWard Market Square, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 9C3
(Sussex Street & Rideau)