At this stage in the game, it's pretty much common knowledge that the best place on Earth to celebrate Canada Day is right here in Ottawa.
We've honestly got it all! Live concerts, fireworks, and a vibe that just cannot be beat, all coming together in celebration for our awesome, diverse, amazing country.
And do you know what else we've got? A glorious, huge artisan market going down right on the day after Canada Day. AKA, the perfect place to spend your post-celebratory hangover.
The market will feature super Canadian gifts, interesting jewelry, food, prints, Indigenous art, sustainable clothing, upcycled products, and a whole lot more... all made by local Canadian artisans! There will even be an old-timey photo booth to get your 1867 vibe on! Honestly, if there's a better way to celebrate Canadian makers (and Canada in general), I still haven't found one, TBH.
So, if you're looking to get a long-lasting, authentic, interesting AF souvenir from Canada's milestone birthday, stop the search. You've found the exact spot to discover your new favorite item. Bring home something rad with a great story behind it. Skip the mall and shop local!
And if you're just looking to chill with a coffee and escape the weather? Well, you're in luck!
The Canada 150 Makers Market literally has something for everyone... including a 100% free coffee bar - with fancy coffees too, for those of us who are looking to recharge our post-Canada Day batteries. What could possibly be better? (Nothing? Yup, that's exactly what I thought!)
The market will be on from 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM on July 2, 2017. Tickets go for $10.00 each, but it's free for people 17 years old or younger.