Spend a day at the ByWard Market in Ottawa
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Wednesday, 09 January 2013 14:50
Individuals who are travelling to Ottawa will want to check out the numerous attractions Canada's capital is home to, such as the Rideau Canal and the Canadian War Museum. There are countless things to see and do for those who travel to Canada, but many will not want to miss out on visiting the ByWard Market neighbourhood. Not only is this one of the oldest and largest public outdoor markets in Canada, it’s also a four-block-by-four-block neighbourhood where visitors can find everything from amazing restaurants and boutiques to nightclubs.
There are more than 100 restaurants that people can enjoy. Regardless of their cravings or monetary status, they can likely find a place they will love to eat at while visiting the ByWard Market.
The Aulde Dubliner & Pour House is just one of the establishments. This two-storey Irish pub offers lunch, dinner and a late-night menu every night of the week. On the weekends, they serve an authentic Irish brunch, while live entertainment is available upstairs at night - making for a truly Irish experience in the heart of Ottawa.
Another delicious eatery is E18hteen, which is located in an 19th century heritage building in the ByWard Market. Due to its mix of history and elegance, this restaurant has become a fantastic place to eat out in Ottawa.
There are also a couple dozen arts, culture and education facilities, such as the National Gallery of Canada. This visual arts museum, which features pieces from all over the world, is in one of the great locations in Ottawa, as it overlooks the Ottawa River and Parliament Buildings.
Those who love to shop will not be disappointed with the amazing selection in the ByWard Market. Not only can travellers get some high fashions, but they can also enjoy some of the specialty stores. These shops contain beautiful pieces from all over the world including India, Thailand, Mexico and France, to name a few. Visitors can check out A.J. Horton, which sells silver jewellry and leather products or go to Oxxo Silk and Gift to purchase Canadian arts and silk scarves.
All of this is only scratching the surface of everything people travelling to Ottawa can take advantage of at the ByWard Market.