9 ways to have fun in the ByWard Market for March Break

Join us in the ByWard Market for great family fun!

1. Free Wagon Rides

William Square, pedestrian area at York & William Streets
Monday March 12 – Friday March 16, noon – 4 pm
Weather permitting

Take a tour through the ByWard Market neighbourhood by horse & wagon rides from Cundell Stables, the only horse stable in the downtown area! Compliments of the ByWard Market BIA.

2. Canadian and Indigenous Art: 1968 to Present

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 to Monday, April 30, 2018
National Gallery of Canada, Contemporary Galleries
B101 to B109, B201 to B205
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4

Explore the many themes and movements that have shaped Canada’s visual arts landscape since 1968.

Continuing the storylines from the new Canadian and Indigenous Galleries, this special exhibition invites visitors to experience more than 150 works in all media, including sculpture, painting, video art, installation, drawing and photography. From the feminist art movement of the 1970s to present-day Inuit art, the richness of the national Canadian and Indigenous contemporary art collections is on full display. Highlights include Shary Boyle’s work on paper Untitled (the Porcelain Fantasy series), Joyce Wieland’s O Canada, and Brian Jungen’s impressive sculptures inspired by whale skeletons: Shapeshifter and Vienna.

3. Sugar Mountain

71 William Street
(613) 789-8428

Located within Ottawa’s historic ByWard Market, the city’s flagship Sugar Mountain store holds the proud title of the “World’s Largest Sugar Mountain”.

With it’s wide selection of candy from around the world, Sugar Mountain in the Market provides tourists and Ottawa natives alike with everything they need to enjoy the Sugar Experience.

4. Bang-On Ottawa

11 William Street
(613) 241-5000

Bang-On T-shirts is a Canadian company that is part retro custom T-shirts, part cool transfers to be mixed and matched. From old school to cutting edge, Bang-On is ready to personalize a shirt any way you want.

A great way to personalize your very own souvenir!

5. Il Vicolo

118 Clarence Street

This is a first! Ottawa now has an Outdoor Artisanal Pizzeria. A beautiful, large alley way in the heart of the ByWard Market has been transformed into an all year round patio! Of course we can accommodate in the colder, harsher months… A heated, cozy wooden cabin with a large beautiful bar to keep you toasty all year round! We also just opened our SPEAKEASY lounge ‘LUNA’ for all your private parties or maybe just a great night out, looking to meet new friends. Our wood burned pizzas are a delicacy that differentiate us from a typical take out pie! Give us a visit so that you can be the judge! See you soon!

6. Mantovani 1946

87 Murray Street

Neatly situated off the beaten path, on Murray Street, Mantovani 1946 serves up the finest gelato in Ottawa in an elegantly comfortable cafe, that while is fitted with all modern necessities, transports you to another time and place.

Italian Artisan Gelato, Neapolitan Coffee and ancient pastry. Oreste Mantovani wins Gelato Festival (IT). Mantovani 1946 is a luxury brand of Gelatosità.

7. Tickled Pink

55 ByWard Market Square

Tickled Pink – fabulous finds for kids of all kinds! Locally owned and operated in Ottawa since 1994. Specializing in handmade toys, costumes and accessories for kids and in Kameleon – Canada’s own interchangeable silver jewelry.

8. Burgers N Fries Forever

278 Dalhousie Street

It’s not just burgers n’ fries, it’s what’s in ’em! Handcrafted burgers, hand-cut fries, small batch house-made sauces, milkshakes & more.

9. C’est Bon Cooking Gourmet Food Tours

278 Dalhousie Street

We believe one of the best ways to learn about a city is to explore its neighbourhood food markets, discover local produce and dishes, and meet area chefs and food artisans. C’est Bon’s gourmet walking tours are an ideal introduction to the national capital region’s vibrant food scene. Meet the bright lights and find the hidden treasures with the help of our expert and insightful guides. Come taste Ottawa with us!

Start Date:

March 13, 2018 12:00 am

End Date:

March 16, 2018 12:00 am


ByWard Market


eventsassist@byward-market.com 613-562-3325