Byward Shopping Tour in Ottawa, Ottawa (Self Guided)

Ottawa’s ByWard Market is a place where you can find a large variety of rare specialty items. India, Thailand, Mexico, France and Indonesia are just some of the countries that exhibit their famous wares in this market. Also, you can find here custom-made jewelry, hand-made pieces of furniture and works of art crafted by local artists.
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Byward Shopping Tour in Ottawa Map

Guide Name: Byward Shopping Tour in Ottawa
Guide Location: Canada » Ottawa (See other walking tours in Ottawa)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
Author: helenp
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The Tea Party

1) The Tea Party

Located in Ottawa's Downtown, The Tea Party is one of the greatest places in town with an amazing selection of teas and coffees. They have over 80 types of teas and their coffee is roasted weekly. Besides the broad selection of drinks, they also have a tasty vegetarian food menu that includes soups, salads, curries and paninis . On the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, The Tea Party hosts the Ottawa Story Tellers so don't miss the opportunity to check them out. Operating hours: Monday-Friday 10:00-9:00pm;
Saturday: 10:00-8:00pm; Sunday: 10:00-7:00pm.
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Ottawa Cigar Emporium

2) Ottawa Cigar Emporium

Ottawa Cigar emporium is a paradise for smokers. The shop has a world-class selection of cigars from famous producing regions like Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua, etc. A wide variety of pipes and tobacco is also sold here. Operating hours: Mon - Fri: 10:00a.m. - 7:00p.m.; Sat: 10:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.; Sunday : 11:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
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Creations Lucas

3) Creations Lucas

Creation Lucas has more than 30 years of experience in making fine jewelry. This shop is special because only quality diamonds and rare gemstones are utilized for making one of a kind rings and necklaces. You should visit it if you want to order a unique gift for a beloved person. Operating hours: Tuesday to Friday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
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Maple Leaf Souvenirs

4) Maple Leaf Souvenirs

At Maple Leaf Souvenirs, you can find a large variety of authentic Canadian crafts, like moose figurines or maple leaves carved in wood. The gifts purchased here will remind you of this beautiful city when you return home.
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Garden Of Light

5) Garden Of Light

Garden Of Light is the kind of shop you visit once and feel more enlightened for the rest of your life. They sell a wide variety of music, postcards, candles, hand-crafted souvenirs, and much more. A great shop to visit while touring Ottawa. Operating hours: Mon-Wed: 9:30 am - 6:30 pm; Thu-Fri: 9:30 am - 9:00 pm; Sat: 9:30 am - 8:00 pm.

Walking Tours in Ottawa, Canada

Create Your Own Walk in Ottawa

Create Your Own Walk in Ottawa

Creating your own self-guided walk in Ottawa is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Ottawa Haunted Walking Tour

Ottawa Haunted Walking Tour

Ottawa, the northern capital of Canada, is famous not only for its art galleries and museums, but also for its dark past. There are several buildings in this city that the locals prefer to walk around. These buildings, it is said, are inhabited by real, horrifying ghosts. Dare to take this walking tour through Ottawa’s haunted places when the darkness falls.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Ottawa Famous Galleries Walking Tour

Ottawa Famous Galleries Walking Tour

Ottawa is home to a large number of great galleries and offers something to everyone. You'll discover a plethora of masterpieces of sculptures and paintings from ancient times to the present. Whether they be small family-owned galleries or large national galleries, they teach you more about Native Canadian art and its evolution. Be sure to take a walking tour through Ottawa's famous...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
Ottawa Famous Churches Tour

Ottawa Famous Churches Tour

The city of Ottawa has some amazing religious sites and it is a perfect religious destination for people interested in that. With most of the attractions located in downtown or in the near vicinity, you will have no trouble in visiting some of these attractions on your trip. We invite you to take a walking tour and see the formidable churches of Ottawa.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Ottawa the capital of Canada is located in the Province of Ontario. Being the fourth largest city in the country it boasts a large number of memorials, historical buildings and quite a few museums. Its mild weather will definitely cheer you up and keep you busy. Here is a list of the best tourist attractions you should check while in Ottawa.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 km
Bars and Pubs Tour

Bars and Pubs Tour

The capital of Canada, Ottawa is a major international hub with a diverse set of cultural influences. For the entertainment of both its locals and guests to the city, Ottawa offers a range of great drinking establishments, as well as plenty of hardy food to go along with it. Take this Ottawa Bars and Pubs Tour and discover the friendly faces and great entertainment Canada’s capital city has to...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
Byward Market Nightlife 2

Byward Market Nightlife 2

Ottawa is not only one of Canada's cultural centers but also one of the most vibrant towns in the country. A delight for any music and dance lover. You can find a wide variety of clubs that will enchant you with some of the best martini, music and fun people. The city comes alive during the night and is ready to entertain even the most demanding clients. Dare to take a tour through...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.4 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Ottawa for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Ottawa has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Ottawa, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.