Events in The ByWard Market

With so many great events happening year round, make sure to plan your trip around some of the city’s best events, right here in The ByWard Market.


Buy Canadian Day

June 25, 2017 9:00 am - to - June 25, 2017 8:00 pm

This Sunday, June 25th is Buy Canadian Day in the Byward Market. We have over 20 independent boutiques selling Canadian made products, come shop #themarket this weekend and show your love for our country, our talented creators and our local shops! Milk Shop L’HEXAGONE Vêtements pour hommes | Menswear Kindred & Wunderkammer GoodsLococina Workshop Studio & Boutique Schad Boutique Adorit Boutique Eclection QuichuaMarigold Design Studio L. A…. Read more

Canada Day in the ByWard Market

July 1, 2017 12:00 am - to - July 1, 2017 11:59 pm

Welcome to Canada Day in the ByWard Market! Most shops and restaurants will be open and ready to serve you before you check out the fireworks on the Hill! Come downtown for the granddaddy of all Canada Day celebrations! This is where you have to be to see it all! Read more

Father’s Day in the ByWard Market

June 18, 2017 9:00 am - to - June 18, 2017 11:00 pm

Dads are special, and we have lots of ways to help make your Dad feel appreciated! Pick up a thoughtful, local gift from one of our boutiques, a gift card from a salon or barbershop, or take Dad out for brunch or dinner! You know he deserves it. We did some foot work to get you started! Thanks to Not Your Father’s Barber, York Street Spa, Ma Cuisine, L’Hexagone, Schad, and Trustfund for lending us their unforgettable pieces: http://ottawa.ctvnews… Read more

Movies in the Market: The Wizard of Oz

June 2, 2017 8:00 pm

Get Ready for a Fun Family Event! Join us for an outdoor screening of the wonderful classic The Wizard of Oz. The opening evening of FREE films in our ByWard Market Series. It will be a great night filled with family friendly fun and entertainment. LOCATION: ByWard Market Location to be Confirmed. The film: The Wizard of Oz Bring your own chairs and blankets, or rent an inflatable couch for 5$ As always Popcorn will be available for 2$ Read more

We are open for Victoria Day Weekend!

May 19, 2017 12:00 am - to - May 22, 2017 11:00 pm

Come join us in the ByWard Market for Victoria Day Weekend! Vendors are out, stores are open, and the patios are glorious! While you are here, stop by Inspiration Village and Fiesta de la Primavera! There is always something happening in the ByWard Market, and something for everyone. Read more

Canadian Tulip Festival – ByWard Tulip PARK(ing)

May 12, 2017 9:00 am - to - May 22, 2017 11:00 pm

THE URBAN TULIP EXPERIENCE The ByWard Market is an official Canadian Tulip Festival location, and you are invited to take in the #urbantulipexperience! With stylized tulips taking over the centre of the Market, and new experiences popping up around every corner, you won’t want to miss this massive project in the heart of Ottawa! More information from the Canadian Tulip Festival here.   1st door sticker is up! The #ByWardMarket is getting rea… Read more

Mother’s Day in the ByWard Market

May 14, 2017 12:00 pm - to - May 14, 2017 4:00 pm

Bring Mom to the ByWard Market for Mother’s Day! Sunday, May 14 Mom deserves the very best, and that’s exactly what you can expect when discovering the perfect gift in the ByWard Market for your favourite lady. Whether it’s brunch reservations, a stunning bouquet, statement jewellery, or a new addition to her wardrobe, the ByWard Market has hundreds of ways to say “I love you, Mom!” Wagon rides are back on! The rain has stopped, so join us at Wil… Read more


April 7, 2017 12:00 am - to - September 17, 2017 12:00 am

07 APRIL – 17 SEPTEMBER 2017 Experience the diversity of Canadian photographic practice and production from 1960 to 2000. Bringing together more than 100 works by 71 artists — including Raymonde April, Edward Burtynsky, Lynne Cohen, Angela Grauerholz, Michael Snow, Jeff Wall and Jin-me Yoon — it explores how the medium articulated the role of art and the artist in an ever-changing world, along with differing ideas of identity, sexuality and commu… Read more

TIFF TOP TEN at the National Gallery of Canada

April 27, 2017 6:30 pm - to - April 30, 2017 11:59 pm

Thursday 27 April – Sunday 30 April 2017 The National Gallery of Canada is proud to present an exploration into the worlds of visual and cinematographic art as the Toronto International Film Festival’s official Ottawa partner for the Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival National Tour. Join us for a unique film festival experience, where cinema and conversation unite. FILMS ON VIEW Angry Inuk- 27 April 2017 – 6:30 pm Old Stone- 28 April 2017 – 6:30 pm W… Read more

Easter in the ByWard Market – We are OPEN on Good Friday, Easter Sunday, and Easter Monday!

April 14, 2017 9:00 am - to - April 17, 2017 11:00 pm

Bring the family down to the ByWard Market for the long Easter weekend, where outdoor vendors, boutiques, restaurants, and more will be open and ready to serve you better! Contact individual businesses for hours of operation. What’s on? The 1st Annual Easter Hop! Face painting! DIY Cardmaking! Easter Egg Hunt! Need inspiration on how to get ready for your own celebrations at home? We’ve got you covered. Check out what we brought to the table at C… Read more