Where is the best shopping in Ottawa?

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Hayley Bosch

Each of Ottawa’s neighborhoods has a host of shopping options, but Forbes Travel Guide’s editors think the best shopping is definitely in downtown Ottawa. Head to the legendary ByWard Market for local crafts and fresh produce — it’s the epitome of Ottawa, and a must when you’re in the capital city. If you’re looking for high-end fashion, make your way to Rideau Centre just east of Parliament Hill. Here you’ll find Ottawa’s only Apple Store and brand names like Michael Kors and Hugo Boss. Rideau Centre also has a handful of restaurants in addition to its more than 160 stores. Also downtown is Canada’s oldest pedestrian shopping mall, Sparks Street. This charming shopping center has everything from bookstores to jewelry shops.

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