BYWARD MARKET FOOD TOUR
Where Canada’s Capital comes to Eat.
Since 1826, the ByWard Market has been the centre of dynamic local food, artisan producers and Ottawa’s hip nightspots. Established by Lt-Col. John By, the legendary builder of the Rideau Canal, the market and surrounding area was designed to be a true gathering place and public market.
From local artisan cheeses, fresh seasonal produce, maple treats, smoked fish, authentic Mexican street food, hand-crafted donuts – to one of the infamous cookies in North America – we promise you’ll leave full of food, history and great memories.
Your tour will visit the Chateau Laurier, Rideau Canal and National Gallery - all while stopping and tasting a hand-selected group of the best food shops, local restaurants and culinary destinations.
Come Hungry... Every Bite Tells A Story™
- Appreciate Ontario + Quebec artisan cheeses.
- Taste the culinary evolution of Canada's oldest public market.
- Spice your taste buds with authentic Mexican street food.
- Learn about the Rideau Canal and it's unique lock system.
- Nibble the most political cookie ever.
- $79 Adult | $74 Senior 60+ | $74 Children 6-12
DURATION 3 HOURS
SCHEDULE FRI + SUN
- CHATEAU LAURIER
- 1 Rideau St., Ottawa
- Meet OUTSIDE the Chateau Laurier on the SMALL STEPS in front of the hotel/vehicle portico beside the street lamps with the white orbs.
Bring your appetite, our Food Tours + Adventures have you more than covered for Food + Drink. Bring a camera (or charged phone) for pics + memories. Bring your questions, we love sharing stories and recommendations for great places to eat + drink.
As for pace, while we set-up our Food Tours + Adventures with all our partners in advance, as small independent businesses, our partners will be busy juggling their regular customers and our tours, so we may face a tiny wait or eat standing at certain (small) stops. It’s part of our commitment to supporting local food, and showcasing the best eats, sips and bites of the city.
All our Food Tours run Rain, Snow or Shine, so please dress for the weather. We recommend purchasing TicketGuardian protection if you think you might be affected by weather or travel changes.
Culinary Adventure Co. experiences have been designed to highlight the best and most signature items from each of our vendors, shops and restaurants. Our partners showcase what they LOVE and their STORY – so ultimately their most delicious food + drink.
While we can accommodate severe food allergies (i.e. Nuts, Shellfish), Vegetarians and those who do not drink Alcohol, we cannot make substitutions for any other dietary concerns such as Gluten-Free, Celiac, Dairy-Free or Vegan. Dietary concerns + allergies must be highlighted in advance with your ticket purchase.
If you HAVE SERIOUS FOOD ALLERGIES, or questions please email us or speak to our Ticket Team before purchasing tickets for any of our Food Tours or Culinary Adventures.
All Culinary Adventure Co. Food Tours + Adventures are 100% REFUNDABLE, up to 1 hour before departure for a nominal fee, from our partner TicketGuardian, based on their rules + regulations. When you purchase your Culinary Adventure Co. tickets, you’ll have the option to opt-in to protect tickets or opt-out of coverage. Your choice, your comfort.
If you choose NOT to protect your tickets, they will be non-refundable, however, if you notify Culinary Adventure Co. or Eztix (our Ticketing Team) in advance (min. 48 hours) your tickets can be converted to an e-Certificate or exchanged for a new date (based on availability) – for no charge.
Culinary Adventure Co. is an independent family-owned + operated business who has worked very hard since 2010, to be the most trusted Food Tour company in Canada.
We are a group of restaurant owners, chefs, cooks, artisan food producers and dynamic food service professionals, and no matter where you enjoy our experiences – Winnipeg, Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa, Charlottetown or Halifax – you know you’ll be taken care of by a LOCAL PASSIONATE TEAM. We’ve done our homework allowing you to taste and discover the best food + drink hidden gems.
Plus, your support of Culinary Adventure Co. allows us to support our partner Mealshare, an organization that offers youth at risk with much needed meals and education. Doing good is good for business.