If you know someone who has an ardent sweet tooth then Stubbe Chocolates is the place to pick up gifts for them. Known for their artisan chocolates, which are nothing less than works of art, this chocolate shop delights locals and tourists alike. Created with the use of cocoa sourced from South America, each of their creation promises honesty in flavor and quality. From truffles, German sweets, chocolate bars to delicious cakes like the artistic Anna Torte and Pistachio-Mango Torte, Stubbe has something for everyone. Their gift ideas for unique and sure to put a smile on your loved ones' face.
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.
Located in the Byward Market neighborhood, Vertigo Records is a record store with a variety of more than 15,000 LP's, as well as a selection of a little more than 7000 CD's and DVD's available. If you think that this store is of no use to you as you do not own a turn table, do not worry as you can buy one here as well! Not only do they sell records but they also purchase from from patrons as well. If you are looking for a particular record, feel free to ask them for it, as they will be happy to custom order it for you. Drop in and pick up your favorite LP to listen to it in the original unspoiled sound quality.
This Canadian crafts gift shop on the Sparks Street Mall, just a block away from Parliament Hill, is a real gem. Breathe deeply as you enter The Snow Goose, as the scent of sweet grass mingles with the smell of tanned leather. Handmade beaded moccasins, delicate quill baskets and aboriginal jewelry are just a few of the handicrafts on display. Quality soapstone Inuit carvings and Iroquois masks adorn the rear of the shop. A knowledgeable staff is on hand to provide historical product information and to answer all your questions.
Established in 2005, the Workshop Studio and Boutique is all about cute crafty creations made by talented local artisans and designers. Together with their other sister store called the Flock Boutique, the aim is to promote beautiful, handmade and sustainable fashion. The shop is packed to the rafters with Canadian made designer clothing, accessories, and fun gifts. With regular sales, friendly staff, and an online store, Workshop Studio and Boutique is an unique independent shop that has something to offer for everyone.
If you are looking to purchase something that is one of a kind and truly Candaian, Flock Boutique located in the West End's, Fisher Park neighborhood, is a boutique store that you must visit. This shop is dedicated to supporting and promoting local Canadian designers and hence offers up a wide variety of products which includes clothes, accessories, home supplies, bath and beauty supplies and loads of gifting options! With over 150 different brands, this is the place where you can pick up something that is memorable and useful too.
CANTAS is a luxury clothing brand located in the Byward Market, that is an absolute must visit for women looking to buy a luxurious evening gown that will make you the center of attention. This store ensures that you will be the only one wearing whatever you purchase here as all their beautiful gowns are available in only one dress for each size. With designs that are so exquisite and delicate, this store is a great option whether you are shopping for a prom, an award function or even your own wedding dress. They also offer a collection of casual wear that will help you look effortlessly chic every day!
Spread over 23 blocks of Downtown Ottawa from Parliament Hill, Downtown Rideau is the most happening cultural districts around. With theater, hotels, nightlife, landmarks, restaurants, bars, cafes and entertainment centers, this is one area you cannot miss out on. However the main attraction and reason to visit Rideau is for its thriving and vibrant shopping opportunities. There is a large array of fashion's most well known branded stores here, with names like Forever 21, Chapters, Victoria's Secret and Urban Outfitters as just a couple among the many. However it is not just shopping for clothes that you can do here. Whether you are looking for jewelry, home decor, shoes, accessories, health and beauty products, books, art, toys, optical products, food, cars or any other specialty goods, you can buy it all here.
Well-regarded among the city's fashionistas, Schad showcases a curated selection of the latest designer trends. You'll find some of the hottest local designers like Mackage, AG Jeans, Charli and others as well as international names like Thierry Lasry, Spiewak and more featured within the boutique's regularly updated stock. From pretty tops and elegant dresses for women to sharp suits, denims and casual wear for men, the store's collection is eclectic.
Located in downtown Ottawa, the Sparks Street is a pedestrian lane which runs from Elgin Street to Bronson Avenue. This street is home to the Sparks Street Mall which has a number of outdoor eateries and artwork. Apart from this, the street also houses some of the most important structures of this city. National War Memorial, National Arts Centre, Ottawa Post Office and 'Joy' copper sculpture are all a part of this lively stretch. The vibrancy of Spark Street comes from its annual festivals and events. These events, historic structures and shops attract both locals and and equal number of tourists. Shopping at Sparks Street is a wonderful experience as well. There are a number of leading fashion outlets along the street that make it a shopping hub too!
Canada's oldest department store, Hudson's Bay, was incorporated in 1670 when a royal charter was granted by King Charles II, is alive and well in the new millennium. The Rideau Centre location has just about every department imaginable: beauty salon, dry cleaners, optical center, watch repair, wigs, souvenirs, restaurant, name-brand fashions, cosmetics and gift registry. A solarium passage over Rideau Street allows shoppers to enter the store on the second floor. Ground level entrances lead to the Byward Market. Another Bay store is located in the St-Laurent Shopping Centre.