Outdoor Market

ByWard Market: One of Canada’s oldest and largest public markets

Established by Lt-Col. John By in 1826, the ByWard Market is one of Canada’s oldest and largest public markets. The legendary builder of the Rideau Canal, Colonel By himself laid out the street plan of the Market, designating George Street and York Street to be extra wide to accommodate the creation of a public market and gathering place. Outdoor vendors are an integral part of the ByWard Market experience.

Hours of Operation

The Marchés d’Ottawa Markets office, located at 55 ByWard Market Square, is open 363 days per year (closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day). The hours vary with the season.  For exact times, please contact Ottawa Markets.

Become an Outdoor Vendor!

Visit ottawamarkets.ca for more details.