Open-Air Shopping and More

ByWard Market is one of the best destinations in Ottawa for shopping, dining, arts, and entertainment. During the day, you’ll enjoy this year-round open-air market filled with artisanal handcrafted goods, local produce, delicious baked treats, and fresh flowers at over 260 stands. Walk around and find historic cobblestone patios and courtyards while enjoying a snack from the market and listening to incredible buskers perform. By night, the area turns into a cultural hotspot of incredible restaurants. For the young and young at heart, top your night off with a nightcap at a wine bar, listen to some live music at an Irish pub, or check out some of the hottest clubs and bars in the city. The area is easily accessible on foot, by transit, or by car.