2nd Annual ByWard Holiday Box! 

We are back for our second year of the ByWard Holiday Box. The ByWard Holiday Box contains a variety of curated food items found in a variety of shops sold right here in your ByWard Market, your neighbourhood grocery store since 1826. These items are curated and packaged to make a perfect gift for the holiday season.

With the purchase of one single ByWard Box, you will be supporting over 20 businesses. 

Limited Edition – 100 Holiday Boxes available


Holiday Programming

Complimentary wagon rides: Pick up from William Street Performance Area (William & York by ByWard Nut House). Dec 11th, 12th & 18th from 12-3pm.

Santa will be touring the Market on Sunday Dec 19th from 2pm-4pm handing out candy canes and lifting spirits! 1-2pm in the Lowertown area.
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Choirs sponsored by Ottawa Markets:

  • Saturday, December 11th, 2021 – Salvation Army: Brass Band – 10am-2pm
  • Sunday, December 12th, 2021 – Ottawa McGill Alumni Choir – 12-2pm
  • Saturday, December 18th, 2021 – Northern Stars Chorus – 12pm-2pm Carriage rides, wreathes, vendors, hot drinks, and more!
  • Sunday, December 19th, 2021 – Salvation Army choir – 2pm-4pm

ByWard Market Art Walk 2021

An afternoon of art and conversation – all for a good cause

OCTOBER 2nd 2pm-6pm

On a lovely autumn afternoon, join us in the ByWard Market precinct for Ottawa’s first ARTWALK, a benefit event for the homeless, which will combine a good conversation with a tour of the ByWard Market’s vibrant art scene.


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 ottawa.ca.  

ByWard Market Farmers’ Market is open 7 days a week, 9am-5pm from May 1st to Oct 31st. 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 2021

The 6th Annual ByWard Market BARKET, Sunday, September 19, 2021 11am to 5pm. Dog -friendly, businesses, FREE event, programming, products, patios and more!

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 the cutest canine fashion show from 11am -12pm

  • Free photo booth; professional photographers for action shots; ‘pet psychic’
  • Communicator and healer; vendors with dog treats, collars, leashes, fashions and accessories; special offers at some locations for patrons with pooches; many dog-friendly shops

ByWard Barket Facebook Page

She Shops Local Facebook Page

Context is Everything Exhibit – Now Live in the ByWard Market

The ByWard Market BIA is glad to present to you this great exhibit by Monique Martin from June 15th to August 31st. Bring your family and take a stroll through the Market as you discover the beauty of Dandelions and their resilience.

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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.