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.



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

Saint Patrick’s Day in the ByWard Market – March 17

March 17, 2017 11:00 am - to - March 17, 2017 11:59 pm

Make the ByWard Market your destination for Saint Patrick’s Day! Celebrate at one (or two, or three) of our world-famous pubs! Learn about the ByWard Market’s rich Irish heritage here, see what events are taking place here, and don’t forget to get all your green gear here! Read more


March 19, 2017 10:00 am - to - February 19, 2017 4:00 pm

National Gallery of Canada 340 Sussex Drive, Ottawa Sunday 19 March 2017 from 10 am to 4 pm Time travel? Nothing could be easier in the national collection. Join us for the final Family Sunday of the season, and get to know characters from the past . . . and the future! Make your own hat to travel through time and dance through the ages. #NGCFAMILY DIMANCHE EN FAMILLE : VOYAGE DANS LE TEMPS Musée des beaux-arts du Canada 340 rue Sussex, Ottawa Di… Read more

Red Bull Crashed Ice Pre & Post Parties in the Market

March 3, 2017 4:00 pm - to - March 4, 2017 11:59 pm

Get ready for the biggest & fastest 2017 event yet: Red Bull Crashed Ice! Now you can pre-game just steps away from the main event, and then head back to the ByWard Market for the unofficial post-game parties! Stop by The Laff for the Crashed Ice Laffter Party on March 3 to help warm up! Or check out the Red Bull Crashed Ice Pre-Party with DJ Atherton at The Heart & Crown o March 4! Lowertown Brewery is featuring a HEATED OUTDOOR BEER GAR… Read more

Family Day in the ByWard Market!

February 20, 2017 8:00 am - to - February 20, 2017 11:59 pm

Make the ByWard Market your destination for Family Day! With many stores & restaurants open for the day, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. For operating hours, please contact businesses directly. Read more

Inspiration Village

May 20, 2017 9:00 am - to - September 4, 2017 9:00 pm

Inspiration Village: an ephemeral hub that will be located in Ottawa’s historic ByWard Market. A core site for Ottawa 2017 programming, this edgy-looking entertainment locale on York Street will be the site of a succession of special exhibits and performing arts events, each one showcasing Canada’s provinces and territories. In an unusual twist, Inspiration Village will be built out of sea containers transformed into an aesthetic artistic install… Read more

Red Bull Crashed Ice

March 3, 2017 6:00 pm - to - March 4, 2017 10:00 pm

The ByWard Market is your Red Bull Crashed Ice Viewing Zone! Viewing screens are in the Market! Zone 7 York St – Activation Zone What to expect? York Street will be packed with our vendors’ village tents, sponsor booths, video screens and merchandise booths Where is the entrance: ByWard Market Square and Sussex Drive Schedule Friday March 3 16:00 | Gates open to general public 18:00-21:30 | World Junior Championship Saturday March 4 16:00 | Gates… Read more

The Grand Ice Bar

The countdown for @winterludebaldeneige and our Grand Ice bar is on. A perfectly cool experience, Feb 3 to Feb 20 during Winterlude weekends. Read more