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Sparks Street Mall

2 - 151 Sparks St, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5E3, Canada
+1 613-230-0984
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Good shops for quality souvenirs

Really close to the Parliament Buildings, so great for resting, refueling, and a little shopping... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Vancouver, Canada
Cool Spot

Lots of shops to choose from at this mall. All of Sparks street is a nice play for a stroll... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kevin B
Ottawa, Canada
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2 - 151 Sparks St, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5E3, Canada
Byward Market Area
+1 613-230-0984
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Really close to the Parliament Buildings, so great for resting, refueling, and a little shopping for nice things that have "Ottawa" on them. There was a busking festival when we were there, which made the sidewalks very, very full...

Thank LDM125
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of shops to choose from at this mall. All of Sparks street is a nice play for a stroll, especially now that the city has started to refurbish parts of it.

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Years ago we were at the Sparks Street Pedestrian Mall; it was a fun, lively place. Now it does not have much to offer. A few eateries and a good place to walk. Not much fun or general interest location. I think it needs a...More

1  Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sparks Street Mall is a safe and clean area filled with local culture and good shops. Plenty of good eats for lunch

Thank JimDeBerry
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I was expecting to be wowed by the shopping opportunities, but I wasn't. There are some nice souvenir shops and a few galleries, plus some watering holes. Perhaps the atmosphere was overwhelmed by the Rib-Fest event.

Thank Ted R
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The Sparks St. Mall, is a great Place to walk and exercise! There is little in this lovely space! A lot of empty shops, offices and construction! A number of restaurants, but basically a good spot to walk and take in the old buildings!

Thank MASH16
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Busy area. Was worth the visit. Quite a few restaurants and high end shops here. Very clean sidewalks and patios.

Thank WaltersRevenge
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Hung out here for Canada 150. It's pretty much a pedestrian street except when they transform it for special events. It was packed at Canada 150. Easy to get an outdoor tables with some drinks. A lot of fun.

Thank Chiovitti
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This place has unfortunately fallen onto somewhat hard times in recent years, with construction resulting in a lot of boarded-up shops, and the ones that are left are not particularly interesting. That said, it is a great place to stroll down at lunchtime on a...More

Thank martinottawa
Reviewed 6 June 2017

This pedestrian mall bills itself on being unique, and while it is a bit of a stretch compared to some European cities, it is a nice area of the city for a walk, and for being in centretown, there is often enough something going on...More

Thank Edward W
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