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Byward Market

City of Ottawa Markets Management 55 Byward Market Square, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9C3

613-244-4410 613-562-3325

Something to lure you in every direction.



Store Type | Shopping Areas


Neighbourhood | Lowertown Market Sandy Hill
Cross Street | York Street

Profile Last Updated: May 07, 2009

Shops, Eats & Fun
Just blocks away from Parliament Hill, the Byward Market serves as one of the city's principal commercial and entertainment districts. Replete with hip boutiques, restaurants, and bars, it's a perpetual hub of activity and the best place in the city for people-watching and bar hopping. This is the perfect area to wander around on a sunny day and see where you end up. .

Four Season Market
True to its name, this centre boasts a thriving farmers’ market featuring fresh produce during the summer months, pumpkins in the fall, wreathes, Christmas trees and maple syrup in the winter and a colourful array of flowers year-round. Creating a true sense of community, the Market hosts a number of seasonal family events such as Mother's Day celebrations, pumpkin contests and Christmas carolers touring the streets in horse-drawn wagons. In addition to the overwhelming selection of shops and services, arts and crafts vendors abound with an enormous variety of wares to tempt your wallet. .

Entertainment Too!
Day or night, you'll find some form of entertainment to wile away the time. When the sun is out, you may want to mingle with the crowds, take in an impromptu fire-eating performance, enjoy an ice cream cone in the summer or Beavertail in the winter, or step into one of the many cafes for an afternoon pick-me-up. As for dinner or drinks, choices are so extensive; whether it's the music drifting down from the open windows of the very trendy Mercury Lounge, or the Montreal-style atmosphere or the wild side at Tila Tequila. The Byward Market has something to lure you in every direction.


Questions?: For more information on the market, or to pick up a site map that includes a list of all the area shops and services, head to the information desk at 55 ByWard Market Square.