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ByWard Market

Where to enjoy the 2018 Canadian Tulip Festival

Wandering around Ottawa and Gatineau, you may have already spotted one of the surest signs of spring in the region. Close to one million tulips have been planted for the 66th Canadian Tulip Festival, kicking off Friday May 11 and continuing until Monday May 21.

Photos: Sunrise in the ByWard Market

The outdoor market in Ottawa’s ByWard Market is one of Canada’s oldest and largest markets. Open 363 days a year, the market is only closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Vendors arrive early to set up, as seen in Caroline Mercer’s photo essay.

Foodie Friday: Heart & Crown turns 25, still gets carded

If you’ve ever visited the ByWard Market, you’re probably no stranger to the Heart & Crown Irish Pub. Established by two Irish immigrants, Larry Bradley and Pat Kelly, the pub gets its subtle charm from a not-so-subtle commitment to its roots. From the “snug rooms” to the the floor tile, to the bars made of Irish wood, there’s a clear intent on preserving the spirit and culture for anyone who has been to or yet to visit Ireland.

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