COVID-19 Updates

The City of Ottawa and Province of Ontario have taken these measures to minimize impacts of COVID-19. For the latest information on COVID-19 and Assessment Centres, please visit  

ByWard Market Farmers’ Market is open 7 days a week, 9am-5pm. Please call Ottawa Markets for all inquiries about market vendors: 613-244-4410.

ByWard Market Serving the Community

Serving Ottawa for nearly 200 years, most businesses have reopened their doors while following Ottawa Public Health guidelines to follow safe physical distancing and maintain the health and safety of our community during COVID-19.


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 many stands, as well as over 600 businesses.

What time are we open?

Great question! Outdoor vendors typically set up for 9 a.m. and will close around 5 p.m., depending on the weather. There are also over 600 unique businesses in the Market, all responsible for their own hours of operation. Contact them directly for hours of operation to best plan your visit.

ByWard Barket 2020

Walk your pooch in the dog-friendly ByWard Market! The ByWard BARKET returns to the ByWard Market welcoming Ottawa dog owners and furry friends to explore 40 dog-friendly businesses and patios with COVID-19 safety measures in place.

Enjoy special liver treats, dog-friendly patios and art activations with your furry friends from August 20 – September 20, 2020 with COVID-19 safety measures in place.

ByWard Barket: Friday, August 28, 2020 at 1-4pm, OTTAWA sign, York Street Plaza

ByWard Barket Facebook Page

She Shops Local Facebook Page

ByWard Market Art Walk

Ottawa’s local arts community and rich public art history are celebrated in the ByWard Market at key locations.

Bring your camera and enjoy taking selfies and photos in front of the ByWard Market’s beautiful artistic creations while you explore the area. Tag #bywardmarket to be featured on social media and for your chance to win gift certificates to our restaurants, shops and services!

Catch the ByWard Market Buzz on CTV Morning Live!

Tune in to CTV Morning Live every other Thursday to see what’s coming up in the ByWard Market! We feature holidays, events, new products and services, mainstays and fan favourites, fresh produce from the outdoor market, and so much more. Watch the latest segments here.