ByWard Market: Experience it in mini!

The weather may be starting to cool down, but at Miniature Canada we’re heating up. We’ve made great progress on our Ottawa destination, with 2 of our 3 majestic Parliament buildings complete – with over 1,800 hours invested so far, and just the West Block remaining.  At the same time, we’ve also been busy populating the historic ByWard Market, one of Canada’s oldest and largest outdoor markets, with its colourful and varied shops and buildings.  ByWard market is home to the first Beavertails pastry shop – you can be sure that there’ll be a long line-up in front of our miniature version. Click the link below to read up more on ByWard Market and check out the progress shots of our build. Try to pick out the real-life from the mini version!

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ByWard Market is home to the first BeaverTails pastry shop!

ByWard Market is home to the first BeaverTails pastry shop!

Home to hundreds of shops, museums, eateries and all your souvenir needs, ByWard Market is the #1 place to shop in Ottawa, according to TripAdvisor. The popular hub spot was established by Lt-Col. John By in 1826, who is also noted as being the builder of the Rideau Canal. He designed the market’s streets to be extra wide with the idea of creating a market and gathering place for people. Today, during the summer months, ByWard Market averages 50 thousand visitors each weekend with people from all over the world bustling around the four blocks of streets that feature museums, cafés, arts and entertainment! Rain or shine, local farmers and artisans from the over 600 businesses and 260 stands offer guests a taste of what Ottawa has to offer. 

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Surfs up!

Surfs up!

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Our ByWard Market strip is still a little bit of a ghost town but soon it will be bustling with market goers. 

Our ByWard Market strip is still a little bit of a ghost town but soon it will be bustling with market goers. 

Next up after completion of ByWard Market, the team will be working towards building some familiar and renowned Ottawa landmarks such as Château Laurier, The Supreme Court of Canada, and the National Art Gallery, just to name a few. Be sure to keep up with the progress!

Camille Wodka