Canada’s oldest market, operating since 1826, the ByWard Market is one of the most entertaining attractions in Ottawa.
Come here year-round, rain or shine to get a taste for Ottawa’s food culture and lively city ambiance.
There are more than 260 fresh produce, arts and crafts stands to browse, and 500 businesses operating within the market. Choose from 88 restaurants, two dozen nightlife venues, and scores of shops and boutiques. You’ll also find the National Gallery of Canada nearby.
The ByWard Market is between George and York Streets, a few blocks north of downtown. A mix of undercover market buildings and open-air market stalls, the market is spread over roughly four blocks.
The busiest day to visit the market is Saturday.