Ottawa’s Byward Market offers a bustling scene, mixed with a quaint charm, surrounded by natural landscapes. ArtHaus Condos residents will find many a luscious green space nearby to take a stroll with their four-legged companions.
ArtHaus Condos has compiled a list of nearby dog paths, proving that the market is the perfect home for both dog and its owner.
Major’s Hill Park
Tucked behind the historic Fairmont Château Laurier hotel, the famous and sprawling Major’s Hill Park is a short stroll from your ArtHaus Condos lobby. Removed just off the busy streets you’ll find breathtaking views of the Parliament Buildings and the Ottawa River. Keep in mind that Fido must remain on a leash in this park. It is a lovely spot of winding paths to explore, or to take a rest on one of the many benches among the calm oasis. Major’s Hill Park is the Capital’s first park and has been a green space since 1826, when the building of the Rideau Canal began. In 1867, fireworks and bonfires at Major’s Hill Park marked the Capital’s first Canada Day celebrations, and it has been a staple of Ottawa’s outdoor scene ever since. The best lookouts in Ottawa grace the skyline, and numerous historical statues and commemorative plaques are featured. Major’s Hill Park features stately trees, rolling lawns and winding pathways, making it a popular outdoor destination in the heart of the city.
Toward the back of Lowertown near the Chinese Embassy, Bordeleau Park offers an off leash landscape for you and your pup to run the grounds. Set within a quaint and quiet neighbourhood, traffic becomes less of a concern. With outstanding riverside views, pets can refresh themselves on a hot day. This park is shared space with tennis courts and a park for small children,as well as the only interactive Water Feature in Ottawa. Enjoy fresh air, exercise and scenic landscapes on paths that extend along the Rideau River. This quiet haven is moments from the excitement and energy of the Byward Market. Keep an eye on fido and don’t be surprised if you catch the sight of the Capital’s many wildlife species, such as loons, Canada Geese, or the majestic Great Blue Heron.
Wander the historic streets surrounding the Byward Market Square, one of the oldest and largest farmers’ markets in Canada. Small boutiques in the district will often welcome petite dogs on leash or in arms. Or take your pet for a stroll through the neighbourhood to watch the sights and sounds. As the season turns to spring and into summer, you may want to take Fido along as you visit 175 outdoor stalls that sell plants, flowers, fruits, vegetables, as well as arts and crafts. While this open air market operates year-round: rain, shine or snow, it expands to include fresh food stalls during the summer months (May to August). Dog owners can even take advantage of NOKIA Sunday Bikedays, which see more than 50 kilometres (31 miles) of parkways in Ottawa and the surrounding Gatineau, Québec, region closed to motorists and reserved for cyclists, in-line skaters, runners and walkers. You can take your pet for a jog or a leisurely walk without having to worry about traffic! Stop by Planet Coffee tucked away in a little corridor of York Street, an outdoor space where you can sit down for some java with your dog. Surrounded by the massive old grey stone walls of the first Ottawa merchant homes. Secluded from the traffic of streeways, for a moment you feel transported to Europe. From dog-friendly patios to fresh, locally grown organic foods, a dog friendly stroll, Market Square is a delightful dog walking destination.
Consider taking your dog along with you to explore the scenic banks of the Rideau Canal, Ontario’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk down towards the Ottawa Locks and watch as the boats glide through the gates, or wander south along winding paved walking and bike paths towards Dows Lake. These scenic pathways are enjoyed by cyclists, pedestrians and dog lovers alike! You can grab an ice cream and take a along the pathway with Fido at your feet. Large majestic trees line the canal, which will soon transform into lush spring greenery.
Strolling the historic cobbled stoned sidewalks, or exploring the scenic pathways, there is no shortage of outdoor destinations near ArtHaus Condos for you and your four-legged friend to take in the scenic beauty of Canada’s capital city.
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