Shopping is probably not the main motivation for someone
visiting Ottawa and we don't even recommend creating
high expectations, but nothing prevents a trip to the
Canadian capital from offering good shopping
opportunities. The city has shops for all tastes and has
branches of some of the main international brands in the
fashion scene, including fast fashion stores and luxury
brands. If you are interested in retro style items, just visit
InternetAges where you can find vintage men's jeans.
For tourists, there are two places that stand
out when it comes to shopping, the ByWard Market
and the Rideau Center. ByWard is a
district with a lively atmosphere, which brings together
restaurants, bars, cafes, several shops and has a market
in the morning where natural foods, fruits and
vegetables are sold － it is one of Canada's oldest open
air markets. It is worth strolling there, because you
can find different products and certainly something
delicious to eat.
The other major shopping center in Ottawa that should
not be missed in the tourist itinerary is the Rideau
Center, a closed mall, located in the city center, which
has stores of major brands, such as Forever 21, Coach,
Fossil, Lacoste, Calvin Klein and the huge Nordstrom.
If in addition to these places you want to devote
more time to shopping, one option is to visit the
Bayshore Shopping Center, a mall that
is a little away from the center and that has more than
160 stores for different tastes.
Bayshore Shopping Center
The Bayshore Shopping Center is a closed mall, with
more than 160 stores of the most varied types. It is
about 13 km from the city center and is one of the best
options for those who want to shop and find good deals.
The mall has luxury brand stores and other more
popular ones. Among the brands present in the place are
Apple, The Body Shop, Sephora, MAC, EB Games, Coles
supermarket, Aldo, Foot Locker, Vans, Desigual, Forever
21, H&M, Zara and Blue Navy. To see the complete list of
stores in the mall, click here.
100 Bayshore Drive, Ottawa - CEP: K2B 8C1
Telephone: (613) 829-7491
Hours: Mon – Sat: 9: 00–21: 00 \ nDom: 10: 00–18: 00 \ n
CF Rideau Center
The Rideau Center, in downtown Ottawa, is the city's
main shopping center. The mall is huge, has a wide
variety of shops and services, has several floors and is
still an access point to local public transport. Being
closed, it is a good place to shop in winter, when it is
very cold in the city.
The Rideau Center has shops for all tastes, from popular
brands to more famous ones.
Among the brands present in the mall are Apple,
Banana Republic, Forever 21, Kate Spade, Michael Kors,
MAC, Lush, Roots, Sephora, Starbucks, Pandora, Zara,
See the complete list of stores here.
50 Rideau St, Ottawa - CEP: K1N 9J7
Telephone: (613) 236-6565
Hours: Mon – Fri: 9: 30–21: 00 \ nSat: 9: 30–18: 00 \
nSunday: 11: 00–17: 00 \ n
Sparks Street Mall
Sparks Street Mall is a small open-air mall, located
on Sparks Street, which has a section of the road
intended for pedestrians only. The street is in the
center of the city and is a small shopping center that
brings together shops and restaurants. It is a pleasant
place to walk, has good food and shops. Although it is
interesting because it is an old Ottawa area, it is
really a small place, so don't expect to find many
Sparks St, Ottawa - CEP: K1P 5T9
Telephone: (613) 230-0984
Toy Soldier Market
ByWard Market is an old Ottawa district that has
become one of the city's main points of interest.
Bringing together shops, restaurants and various
entertainment options, it is a very busy place and a
popular option for entertainment. To have breakfast, do
some shopping, have lunch, dinner or enjoy the
nightlife, the ByWard Market is always an excellent
alternative. If you stay in Ottawa for a few days, you
will probably visit it several times.
In the morning, an open-air fair is held in the
district, where producers sell fruits, vegetables, other
fresh produce and flowers. It is a good place to buy
natural foods or to try some of the popular fruits in
Canada, such as blackberries and raspberries, which are
not so abundant in Brazil. Operating since 1926, it is
one of the largest and oldest markets in the country!
There are many different places to visit at ByWard
Market and the options really cater to people with
different tastes. For breakfast, we recommend the Moulin
de Provence boulangerie, but if you want to have an
Italian meal, our tip is Vittoria Trattoria. To drink,
you can go to the Highlander Pub or the Heart and Crown.
The ByWard Market has shops with kitchen utensils,
clothes, confectionery, cafeteria, craft fair,
nightclub, bar and some street artists are also present
there － it is really an unmissable place to go anytime.
See more information about the ByWard Market
and its establishments here.
260 St Patrick St, # 100, Ottawa - CEP: K1N 5K5
Telephone: (613) 562-2580
Hours: Mon – Fri: 8: 00–20: 00 \ nS Sat – Sun: 8: 00–18:
00 \ n