112 Montreal Road, Ottawa, ON, CA, K1L 6E6
- Phone: (613) 746-4641
- Fax: (613) 746-6529
This Canadian crafts gift shop on the Sparks Street Mall, just a block away from Parliament Hill, is a real gem. Breathe deeply as you enter the shop as the scent of sweet grass mingles with the smell of tanned leather. Handmade beaded moccasins, delicate quill baskets and aboriginal jewelry are just a few of the handicrafts on display. Quality soapstone Inuit carvings and Iroquois masks adorn the rear of the shop. A knowledgeable staff is on hand to provide historical product information and to answer all your questions.
This massive gift store has souvenirs from all four corners of Canada. Whether you want postcards, clothing, maple syrup, books or native art; they have it all. Browse through an enormous selection of Canadian handicrafts while listening to peaceful nature CDs. A small gallery contained within the shop has prints for sale and a framing service. Located on the busy Sparks Street strip, this shop is only a block from Parliament Hill.
This jewelry store prides itself on offering only the finest diamonds and a surprising selection of rare and unique gemstones from around the world. Canadian designers create their most elaborate pieces, but some simple gold chains of Italian origin are also available. If you're looking to buy antique jewelry, this is the place; conversely, if you're looking to sell antique jewelry, Alyea's also facilitates estate treasures. Call ahead for more information.
A Sparks Street mainstay, this memorabilia and collectibles store has been serving sports enthusiasts for decades. With one of the largest selections of professional team caps and sweaters in the country, you're bound to find what you're looking for among the store's offerings. They also carry a complete line of pins, trading cards, sports videos and team balls from every sport imaginable. Even if you're not in the mood to buy, simply browsing through the store can bring back fond memories of favorite teams.
This outdoor mall is one of the city's oldest shopping districts. Stretching three blocks, it is home to a number of specialty shops including Nocean, O'Shea's Market Ireland and Canada's Four Corners. Items for sale include a wide selection of original Inuit carvings and other Native Canadian artwork and accessories. During the summer months, the mall is buzzing with activity, especially during the lunch hour when hundreds of public servants fill the many restaurants and outdoor cafes.
This specialty Canadian department store is widely known for its luxury apparel and accessories. Furs, top-quality clothing, jewelry, hats, cosmetics; Holt's has it all. Gucci, DKNY and Chanel are just a few of the designers gracing the two floors, and while the 240 Sparks Street location isn't as expansive as most of the others, it still manages to maintain its upscale air in a cozy fashion. Personal shoppers, by appointment only, are available to insure patrons exude a sense of stylish flair.
David Findlay, is the name that is revered in the fashion industry. Known to make exquisite and intricate women apparel, this store sells everything from casual, formals to semi-formals. The store has a glass front with spacious interiors neatly stacked with apparel in the latest trends. The neat displays on the window are sure to catch one's attention and sure to make women splurge. The garments here are in bold colors and hues, with the best of fabrics used. Pick up accessories matching your dress and become a show stopper.
Breathe deeply when you enter this store; Wix has virtually every type of scented candle imaginable. Candy-cane, passion fruit, roasted coconut, hot cinnamon, mulberry or kiwi strawberry are just a few of the choices. This tiny shop in the Rideau Center also offers a vast selection of aromatherapy products, picture frames and other knick-knacks. Unique candle-holders to match your choice of candles are also hard to resist.
There are just a handful of people who can resist the sultry charms of chocolate, and Laura Secord knows just how to tempt the remainder of the lot. Being Canada's premier chocolatier, they take their job pretty seriously and give you the best in chocolate treats. Find everything from premium chocolates, truffles, ice-creams and roasted nuts to appease your senses. Take a prettily packed box as a special gift for loved ones or a sweet indulgence for yourself.
Magpie Jewellery shop, located in a tiny nook on the second floor of the Rideau Center, specializes in fine sterling silver jewelry. Descriptions of the national and international artists are located within the stunning displays; Yemenite creations rest beside Canadian students' work. Magpie has an excellent selection of unique silver earrings, bracelets and necklaces. Jewelry repairs and custom work are available, along with appraisals while you wait. Call ahead for more details.
This large downtown shopping mall is situated on the south side of Rideau Street at the corner of Sussex Drive. With three levels of over 200 stores, restaurants and services, it is a great place to power shop or simply spend a rainy day. Dispersed among the regular slate of chain stores like the Disney Store and Eddie Bauer are several specialty shops that are worth a visit : Miss Tiggy Winkles, a toy store with something for kids of all ages; Ottawa Souvenir and Gifts, which sells everything from maple candy to t-shirts and the Canadian Geographic Shop. Credit cards accepted vary by store.
Located in Downtown Ottawa, Freiman Mall once used to be a public road. After lot of decisions, the mall was opened at this public area in 1983.