When the city of Ottawa was designed, the streets where the Byward Market takes place were built wider to accomadate a public market. As a result, ByWard Market is now one of the largest public outdoor markets in Canada. From fruit to books and over 260 unique booths, the Byward Market definitely has something for everyone. The ByWard Market is also a neighbourhood within Ottawa that includes everything from courtyards to barbershops.
The most popular part of the ByWard Market is the farmer’s market, complete with farm fresh vegetables. The farmers tend to be at the market from May to October, offering seasonal produce.
Tin House Courtyard
One of the most scenic elements of the ByWard Market is the Tin House Courtyard. It features a fountain in the centre and is a peaceful place only steps away from the ByWard market booths. It is both picturesque and calming.
Following the popularity of the Toronto sign, Ottawa has also created their own iconic sign. RIght in the heart of the Byward market, this sign is a terrific photo op.