See you at the market!
In the city or in the countryside, a public market is a highly stimulating meeting place. There, we don't just run errands: we share ideas, recipes, produce, and smiles. There are such places at the four corners of the Outaouais. Ready to discover them?
Start with mythical Byward Market.Just a stone's throw from Gatineau, it is one of the oldest and greatest public markets in Canada. Surrounded by shops, cafés and restaurants, it is the place to be on a sunny day. Whether you're looking for a can of maple syrup, lovingly-knitted mittens or freshly-picked strawberries, you'll find the farmers and craftsmen in their stall 363 days a year (they take Christmas and the New Year off). Feel like meeting other producers and filling your basket some more? Take a little roadtrip to picturesque Petite-Nation, where the local farmers' market welcomes you all Fridays and Saturdays from May to October. If you go on a Friday, enjoy Happy Hour with the locals before devouring a succulent wood-oven pizza at Le Café du Bistrot.
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Ottawa (Ontario) K1N 9C3
Establish by Lt-Col. John By in 1826, the ByWard Market is one of Canada's oldest and largest public markets. Join some friends for brunch, lunch or dinner, and then hit the shops for the highest quality food products, fashion brands and cutting-edge trends. Morning, noon and night, the ByWard Market has something just for you. Easily accessible on foot, by transit or by car, it offers a unique experience for all. Shop - taste - Live Experience the ByWard Market.
Ripon (Québec) J0V 1V0
More than 15 producers are present. Depending on the season, you will find fruits and vegetables, plants, cheeses, breads, meats and sausages, wines and beers, pickles and jams, honey and maple syrup, personal care products, and more. Also on site: A small bistro, Desjardins ATMs, toilets. Open May to October, Fridays from 3 to 7 p.m. (music and entertainment from 5 to 7 p.m.) and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.