Visitors who like to shop will find Ottawa is their kind of city – from
major department stores, to discount warehouses, and individual boutiques,
Ottawa has them all! Especially interesting are the shopping districts,
like the Bank Street Promenade, By Ward Market, Rideau Street, Glebe,
Westboro Village, and North America’s oldest pedestrian mall, Sparks Street.
Perfect for outdoor strolling, these areas feature a wide range of locally
crafted, original and antique merchandise. There are lots of “indoor”
options as well at over 70 shopping centres. Canadiana specialties
are found at numerous independent retailers as well as the fabulous boutiques
of the national museums.