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This unique shopping and restaurant district covers nearly 12 square blocks and offers something for everyone. You'll find trendy stores selling the latest in designer fashions, jewelry and artwork, as well as a variety of excellent restaurants. In the evening, the market is a buzz of activity as party-goers hop from nightclub to nightclub. To experience the true roots of ByWard Market, visit during the weekend when local farmers and artisans ply their wares near the Byward Market Building. The market is closed on Christmas and New Year's Day but is otherwise open during the summer and fall.
Situated near Lansdowne Park, Ottawa Farmers' Market is a popular spot among locals and tourists alike. If you want a glimpse of local culture, this is the place to come to. The market is not only a place for farmers to sell their grain and fresh produce but also the place where handicrafts items, baked goods, preserves and jams and other locally crafted items can be found. Food stalls offering local street food can also be found here. A stroll though this market not only promises to be rewarding for a cook looking for the freshest vegetables and fruits but also for a tourist looking for souvenirs.
Established in 1924, this market has been sitting by Parkdale for nearly a century. Between the months of April and October, the Parkdale Market offers all manner of fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers brought by local farmers. During the winter months, the Christmas cheer is spread when this becomes one of the main places to buy a Christmas tree, firewood or wreaths of holly and mistletoe. All in all, the market almost acts as a microcosm of the bustling town and is a must visit on a trip to Ottawa to get a feel of the local culture.