Ottawa Journals

Tulip Festival in Ottawa 2002

A May 2003 trip to Ottawa by tamtbell

Byward Market Photo, Ottawa, Ontario More Photos
Quote: Our yearly pilgrimage to Ottawa to enjoy shopping at the Byward Market, great food and beer, and, of course, the tulips during the historic Tulip Festival.

Four Points by Sheraton & Conf Centre Gatineau-Ottawa

Hotel | "Four Points by Sheraton"

Overall, the rooms and public areas were clean, most of the staff was friendly; however, we did encounter a few staff members that seemed rather rude or abrupt. The staff in the bar/lounge is the best group of people to speak to regarding local restaurants, activities and other festivals. A small word of caution: Ottawa is divided by a river and on one side, you have a mixture of English and Dutch while on the other side, French. The people who reside on the French side do not like the English side. On our first evening while relaxing at the bar the bartender advised us "Don't go to Ottawa. They don't know what good food is, so stay on this side" Another note, this hotel, while a...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 16, 2003

Four Points by Sheraton & Conf Centre Gatineau-Ottawa
35 Rue Laurier
Gatineau J8X4E9
(819) 778-6111

The Westin Ottawa Photo, Ottawa, Ontario
This hotel is ideally situated, as it is right next to Rideau Canal, Parliament Hill, and the Byward Market. There is a large mall directly connected to the hotel for those who love to shop and several great restaurants nearby as well. The rooms are truly luxurious, with very comfortable beds, thick carpeting, and comfortable overstuffed chairs near the large windows overlooking the city. The hotel staff is very friendly; professional; and helpful, which made our Ottawa experience even better, as we received plenty of advice on things to do during the Tulip festival. The parking is a little hard to get to at this hotel, as we had to circle the hotel several times before figuring out where t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 16, 2003

The Westin Ottawa
11 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1N9H4
(613) 560-7000

Byward Market

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Attraction | "The Byward Market"

Byward Market Photo, Ottawa, Ontario
This market has a very rich and long history as the city of Ottawa and Hull sprung up around this amazing market. Walking around you can almost visualize geese and livestock being driven to market to sell, and vendors yelling loudly to advertise their wares. Nowadays, there are vendors that sell fresh seafood, veggies, fruits and meat as well as live exotic plants, herbs, vegetable and fruit producing plants. This is a great place for a bargain as you can walk from vendor to vendor and try to lower their price. As you might guess, the competition is stiff around here with so many vendors selling a lot of the same items. I can almost guarantee that the quality is first rate, as well as the ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 16, 2003

Byward Market
Mackenzie east to Cumberland
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E5