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  • Address: 298 Dalhousie Street
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Free

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.

Practical Info

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.

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Ottawa City Tour by Land and Water

Experience the thrills of Ottawa and Gatineau from both land and water on an amphibious vehicle tour of Canada’s capital city. Board an “amphibus” to see ...  Read more

Location: Ottawa, Canada
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $32.85

Ottawa City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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See all the sights of Ottawa on a hop-on, hop-off bus tour of Canada's capital city. You'll learn about the history of the region from your bilingual tour ...  Read more

Location: Ottawa, Canada
Duration: Varies

From USD $32.85

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