Taste of the ByWard Market Tour

DURATION

2.5 hours
Operates All Year

DISTANCE

800m
Paved surfaces

FOOD STOPS

Pre-Selected Savoury and Sweet Samples
Generous Portions

Our ByWard Market Daytime Food Tour

Our most popular walking tour!

British Colonel John By’s mission to build the Rideau Canal included planning the area’s first commercial district – the ByWard Market. Your C’est Bon Guide will weave you thru this bustling market zone, sharing stories about its history and special sites, while you discover both local and international eateries loved by locals!

Runs daily at 13:00
Some exceptions – click BUY TICKETS to see calendar.


PRIVATE TOURS
available. See rates below. Fill out form below for start times between 11am and 3:30pm.



INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR
A knowledgeable food tour guide
Neighbourhood sites and stories, including: the ByWard Market Pavilion, the George Street Plaza Clock, the Ottawa Letters, the York Street Plaza, the York Street Millennium Fountain, the Clarendon Courtyard, the Totem Pole of Canada, and more!
Food – 3 savoury dishes, 1 refreshment, 2 sweet dishes. Includes a shared BeaverTail(R)
Water at restaurants
Restaurant taxes and gratuities – Guide gratuities at the discretion of the participant.

Come hungry! – Portions are generous.


OPTIONAL BEVERAGE PACKAGE ADD-ON
Upgrade to specialty beverages at 2 of our stops!
Includes one alcoholic drink pairing and one specialty non-alcoholic beverage pairing.
Price includes restaurant taxes and gratuities.
Must be legal drinking age in Ontario (19 years old).



TOUR RATES (CAD, all taxes included)

GENERAL BOOKINGS – 
$ 93.50 per person
With a Beverage Package: $ 121.75 per person

PRIVATE BOOKINGS
$ 260 for 2 people,
$ 390 for 3 people,
Groups of 4 to 7 people: $ 102 per person
Groups of 8+: $ 94 per person **All private tours include a nominal Guide gratuity.

Add a Beverage Package for an additional $ 28.25 per person


Meet your guide at: the Totem Pole in front of the Ottawa School of Art, 35 George Street.



**Vegetarian and/or nut-free diets are welcome. Unfortunately, BeaverTails(R) do not offer a gluten-free option.

BUY TICKETS
ByWard Market Pavilion buildingHand holding a piece of wrap sandwichClarendon Courtyard restaurant patios in the summerTwo Killaloe Sunrise Beavertails

PRIVATE TOUR REQUEST FORM

**Note that drinks are included in the Progressive Dining Experiences automatically. They are optional for daytime Tasting tours.

Our Partners

We wouldn’t be doing these tours without partners like these!

clarendon tavern logo
the cup cake lounge logo
first bite treats logo
the grand pizzeria logo
Pure Kitchen logo