What’s Happening in the Wintertime in the Bustling Byward


Set in Ottawa’s hippest and most historical district, ArtHaus Condos offers the premier Ottawa lifestyle. Within its charming and bustling blocks, you’ll find museums, cafés, specialty food shops, boutiques, galleries, the finest of dining establishments. Easily accessible on foot, by transit or by car, the ByWard Market offers a unique experience for all.

They say something is always happening in the Market, and winter is no exception. The Horse-drawn carriages trot down the snow sprinkled streets, as all the delights of urban life are on display, giving the Byward that special feel of city life mixed with a quaint charm.

Stay in the know and keep your social calendar filled. ArtHaus Condos has compiled for you this list of What’s Happening in the Wintertime in the Bustling Byward.

Snow’Art Scupltures in the Byward

Wintertime in the Byward Market

In February, Winterlude comes to the Byward. A unique winter festival featuring snow and ice sculpture competitions, snow playgrounds, and ice skating and sporting events will transform Ottawa into a winter wonderland. One of such events Snow D’art brings a snow sculpture exhibit to Ottawa’s historical landmark, at 55 ByWard Market Square. Stroll through the city’s premier food and entertainment district while admiring fantastic artworks carved of giant blocks of snow. Explore the area once called ByTown, and one of Canada’s oldest public markets, as the landscape comes alive Feb 3-17th.

York Street for the 25th Annual ByWard Market Winterlude Stew Cook-off

Wintertime in the Byward Market

For the 37th Winterlude, another famed event that graces the Market each year is the Winterlude’s 26th annual Stew Cook-Off Feb 3. Hundreds of hungry stew aficionados will pack a tent filled with culinary competitors. Over 20 renowned ByWard Market restaurants will compete to produce the finest stews in an outdoor all-you-can-eat luncheon. Enjoy almost two dozen stews of all varieties, and vote for your favourite.

Warm your taste buds while you try out all the stew you can handle for just $10, with all proceeds going to charity.

Alex Janvier at the National Gallery of Canada

Wintertime in the Byward Market

Raclette and Tarte Flambee Evening at Das Lokal Kitchen and Bar

Wintertime in the Byward Market

Indulge in the Byward Market’s array of international dining establishments, and warm up with winter-inspired cuisine. You don’t have to be in Strasbourg to enjoy the Alsatian-Mosellen and South Germanic creation of tarte flambee. Every Monday evening at Das Lokal, enjoy tarte flambee: a dish composed of bread dough rolled out very thinly in the shape of a rectangle or circle. A selection of flavours are offered such as  the ‘Traditional’ with bacon and onions, the ‘Forestière’ with bacon, onions, and mushrooms, or the ‘Jardinière’  with choice of 3 veggies. Complement with goat/blue/emmentaler cheeses or bacon/salami/duck. The raclette is a melted cheese traditionally eaten with boiled or roasted potatoes, and served with an array of delicatesse of such as prosciutto, and house-made pickles. Whether dining with co-workers or indulging in a romantic date night, Das Lokal’s German twist on locally sourced ingredients lets you get your dose of culinary culture without leaving the comfort and closeness of the Byward.

Arthaus Condos immerses residents in the heart of the city’s most historic and happening neighbourhood. A home to artisans and art galleries, the finest eateries and celebrated events, the Byward Market does winter unlike any other district in the capital.

Interested in more information?