Welcome to The ByWard Market

The ByWard Market is Ottawa’s number one tourist attraction, and is the premier destination for shopping, dining, arts, entertainment and professional services for residents and visitors. This area averages 50,000 visitors per weekend in the summer months.  It is home to both a local farmers’ market and artisans with over 260 stands, as well as over 600 businesses. In 2017, the ByWard Market will play host to the almost 10 million visitors expected to visit the Nation’s Capital.

What’s Happening in The ByWard Market

Featured Events

Upcoming Events

Inspiration Village

Get ready for the biggest & longest outdoor exhibit for 2017, right in the core of the ByWard Market! For 110 straight days from May 20 – September 4, from noon – 8 p.m., you can experience Canada from coast to coast, watch Canadian talent perform on the main stage, and find out everything you need to know about 2017 in Ottawa!

Make The ByWard Market the place to be in 2017.

Ottawa 2017 is here, and the ByWard Market is at the centre of it all! There are a variety of events coming in to the Market, and just steps away

Ottawa is going to be the ultimate destination all year-round for thrill-seekers, adventurers, celebrators, and the curious, both the local and the tourist. The ByWard Market will be no exception in the sesquicentennial celebrations.