If you happen to visit Canada’s capital, Ottawa, besides seeing the Parliament Building , take a visit to Byward Market .
It’s been around since 1928 but refurbished in 1978.
It reminded my friend and I of two places that we both have seen a lot .
Chelsea Market in New York City and Faneuil Hall in Boston .
There’s stores, bars, restaurants and the area surrounding the market is the home of the Prime Minister and the United States embassy.
Yes it’s that close to Parliament Hill .
Byward Market is in Downtown Ottawa and the area around it has all sorts of stalls.
Even though the weather wasn’t great, there were snow showers, my friend and I explored the area.
The smell of Christmas trees and wreaths, as well as the bakery where my friend brought some gluten free cupcakes smelled so heavenly.
There was even a small store in the neighborhood that was like the store Big Lots here in the United States.
Of course we had to check it out and shop again .
Don’t judge me,okay?
We didn’t eat that other Canadian delicacy , Beaver Tails, which is pastry in the shape of a beaver’s tail.
We did check out a chocolate and candy shop and my friend just had to buy 2 candy apples, one of which she had wrapped so that she could bring it back to the United States.
After we left Byward Market , it was time to go back to the hotel and rest up a little but.
After all, this was a 30 Plus Teams Tour we were on.
We had a hockey game at the Canadian Tire Centre to go to that night.