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.

day of sampling local goods

Points of interest

55 ByWard Market Square St.
Ottawa (Ontario) K1N 9C3

Established in 1826 by Lt.-Col. John By, the ByWard Market is one of Canada’s oldest and largest public markets. It’s also home to friendly cafés, bistros, restaurants and pubs, fine food stores, boutiques, art galleries, hairdressing and esthetic salons, and lots more! Easily accessible on foot, by transit or by car, it offers a unique experience for all. Shop – taste – experience the ByWard Market!

79.5 km
The Petite-Nation's scenery is awe-inspiring and you'll get to see it just fine whether you take Highway 50 or Road 148. A stop in Plaisance to see the majestic waterfalls is definitely worth it.
4 Marché St.
Ripon (Québec) J0V 1V0

Looking for a fun outing? Treat yourself to a trip to the market! You can have lunch or dinner on site, meet over a dozen local producers, and stock up on gourmet products. Depending on the season, you can buy a range of quality products, including fruits and vegetables, plants, cheese, organic flour, bread, meat, cold cuts, wine, olive oil, marinades, jams, honey, maple syrup, and personal care products.

10.5 km
End the day in St-André-Avellin at Le Café du Bistrot. If the weather's good, enjoy their fresh, imaginative menu on the patio.
198 Principale St.
Saint-André-Avellin (Québec) J0V 1W0

Fresh, modern, creative and refined cuisine, well worth a trip to St-André-Avellin! Wood-fired pizza.