Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Airport Duty Free

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About Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Airport (YOW)

IATA/ICAO Code:
YOW/CYOW
Address:
1000 Airport Parkway Private, Ottawa, ON K1V 9B4, Canada
City: Ottawa
Country:
Canada
Phone:
+1 613-248-2125
Website: https://yow.ca/en
Twitter: https://twitter.com/flyyow
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FlyYOW
Arrivals: Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Airport (YOW) Arrivals
Departures: Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Airport (YOW) Departures
Latitude/Longitude
45.32249832, -75.66919708
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Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Airport (IATA: YOW, ICAO: CYOW), is an airport serving the Ottawa area in Canada. Scroll down or click here to see what Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Airport shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities we have in our Duty Free Information 2022 Database. Currently in our database we have information on 18 shops, 7 cafes, and 7 restaurants at Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Airport. If you believe this data is out of date or incorrect in any way, please contact us and we will get our team of researchers to correct our data.

Ottawa/Macdonald–Cartier Airport is an international airport named after Sir John A. Macdonald and Sir George-Étienne Cartier. Located in the south end of the city, 5.5 nautical miles (10.2 km; 6.3 mi) south of downtown Ottawa, it is Canada’s sixth busiest airport and Ontario’s second busiest airport by airline passenger traffic and Canada’s eighth busiest by aircraft movements, with 4,616,448 passengers and 154,637 aircraft movements in 2014. The airport is an Air Canada focus city and the home base for First Air. The airport is classified as an airport of entry by Nav Canada and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency. The airport is one of eight Canadian airports that have United States border preclearance facilities. The airport used to be a military base known as CFB Ottawa South/CFB Uplands.

How far away is Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Airport from from the centre of Ottawa?

It takes approximately 17 mins to drive the 8.4 mi (13.5 kilometres) between the centre of Ottawa and Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Airport, making it accessible enough to facilitate and accommodate any travel plans. Make sure you arrive in time to take the opportunity to explore the duty-free shopping opportunities located inside YOW airport, where you can purchase exclusive perfumes and colognes, cigarattes, alcohol, food items, confectionery, and souvenirs from Canada.

What are the parking options at Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Airport?

External parking options are available. Don't forget that you can also opt to leave your car at home, thanks to the many public transportation alternatives that can take you to and from Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Airport.

Frequently Asked Questions

Duty free shopping is when you can purchase goods that have had the duty/tax (usually taxes like import, VAT, and sales tax) waivered by the government, therefore reducing the prices that you would normally expect to pay in a standard shop or website. Duty free shops are usually found at airports or sea terminals, but you can also sometimes purchase duty free goods during international flights or on cruises.

Anyone travelling internationally (between two different countries) is eligible to purchase duty free items.

The term 'duty' refers to the tax that you pay if you bring a product from one country to another. i.e. if you bought some perfume in the United Kingdom, and then flew to Germany you might have to pay tax in both countries. Most governments do not charge the duty on products bought when you are leaving that country, which means that the customer doesn't have to pay the tax twice. This usually only applies when you are leaving the country, i.e. it is for export purposes only.

As the price for items bought in duty free shops often have the duty taken off the RRP, it can make them a lot cheaper than if you bought the goods in a normal shop. However, there are usually limits on how much you can buy on your trip, and these limits will vary from country to country, and also vary from item to item (i.e. there will be different limits on alcohol and cigarettes).

The most popular items in duty free shops are usually the products that are most heavily taxed, i.e. alcohol, perfumes, and tobacco. Duty free inventories will vary from country to country, and also from airport to airport. In larger airports, you may even find different prices in the numerous shops - remember it's always best to shop around! Make sure you check our database to see all the shops at each airport, and then you can invesigate the prices at each one.

Sadly, you can't just turn up at a duty free shop with several empty suitcases and fill them up with goodies! Restrictions will be in place, and these can vary from country to country. You will only be allowed to buy certain amounts of different types of products. Tobacco, alcohol, and perfumes are usually the products that are most likely to be subject to the stricter allowances. Make sure you check whilst purchasing, or else you run the risk of your items being confiscated upon arrival at your destination's customs.

No. Duty free is only available to travellers who are flying from one country to another country.

Yes. Many duty free shops will allow you to pre-order any purchases online before your journey. You will need your boarding pass and passport when you pick the items up from the airport shop.

What is there to do upon arrival at Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Airport?

Once you arrive at the airport, you have the option to fuel up for your journey ahead by grabbing a bite to eat at any of the 14 available restaurants and cafes, or why not head straight for the duty-free shopping opportunities at the 18 different shops around Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Airport? Get a last-minute gift for a loved one, or spoil yourself with a well-deserved souvenir from your trip.

Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Airport shops, restaurants, and facilities

Shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities at Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Airport include:

Baggage Storage
  • 613-523-8880
  • Open daily, 24 hours
  • Level 1, Arrivals Hall
  • Before Security
Best Buy Express
  • Open 24 hours
  • Level 2, near gate 18
  • After Security
Best Buy Express
  • Open 24 hours
  • Level 2, near gate 24
  • After Security
Booster Juice
  • 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Level 2, near gate 18
  • After Security
Boutique iStore
  • Open daily – 5 am to 9 pm
  • Level 2, near gate 17
  • After Security
Bytown Marche
  • 613-249-8369
  • Mon-Fri:6 am to11 pm ,Sat-Sun:7 am to11 pm
  • Level 1. Arrivals Hall
  • Before Security
Byward Taps
  • 4 am to 10 pm (or last flight)
  • Level 2
  • After Security
D'Arcy McGee's
  • Mon-Fri:5am to 8:30pm,Sat-Sun:11am to 8:30pm
  • Level 2
  • After Security
Discover Ottawa
  • 613-249-8395
  • 6 a.m. to 9 p.m
  • Level 2
  • After Security
Good Earth Coffeehouse
  • Mon-Fri:5am to 8:5 am to 9 pm,Sat-Sun:11am to 8:30
  • Level 3, Before the food court
  • Before Security
Grab & Go
  • 6 am to 9 pm
  • Level 2
  • After Security
Great Canadian Book Co.
  • Mon-Fri:5 am to 9 pm, Sat-Sun:6 am to 9 pm
  • Level 2
  • After Security
Harvey's
  • 10:30 am to 9 pm
  • Level 3, In the food court
  • Before Security
Hudsons Bay Company
  • Mon-Fri: 5 am to 9 pm ,Sat-Sun: 6 am to 9 pm
  • Level 2, Across from gates 15 and 16
  • After Security
Junogems
  • 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Level 3, before the food court
  • Before Security
Lost and Found
  • 613-248-2054
  • Open daily, 24 hours
  • Level 1. Arrivals Hall
  • Before Security
Maple Leaf Lounge
  • 1hour before the first flight, 30'before the last
  • Level 2
  • After Security
Metalsmiths Silver
  • 613-248-1331
  • 6 am to 9 pm
  • Level 2, Between gates 15 and 16
  • After Security
Porter Lounge
  • 5 am to 9 pm
  • Level 2
  • After Security
PZA
  • Mon-Fri:6 am-9 pm ,Sat-Sun:11 am-9 pm
  • Level 2
  • After Security
Relay
  • 613-249-8392
  • 5 am to 8 pm
  • Level 2, gate 19
  • After Security
Relay
  • 613-249-8392
  • Tue:5am to 9pm,Wed-Mon:3:30am to 9pm
  • Level 2, Domestic holdroom
  • After Security
Relay
  • 613-249-8386
  • 5 am to 10 pm
  • Level 2, Transborder holdroom
  • After Security
Relay/Virgin
  • 613-249-8397
  • Open daily – 5 am to 9 pm
  • Level 3, before the food court
  • Before Security
Rideau Bar & Grill
  • 6:30 am to 8:30 pm
  • Level 3, In the food court
  • Before Security
Senate Chambers Bar
  • 5 am to 7 pm (or last flight)
  • Level 2
  • After Security
Starbucks
  • 4:30 am to 8:30 pm (or last flight)
  • Level 2
  • Before Security
  • Visit website
The Local Cafe & Bar
  • 4am to 9pm
  • Level 2, near Gate 15
  • After Security
The Loop
  • 613-521-6570
  • Open 1 hour prior to departure of US
  • Level 3
  • After Security
The Loop Duty Free
  • 613-521-6570
  • Open 3 hours prior to departure of direct internat
  • Level 2
  • After Security
The Scoreboard
  • Mon-Fri:5 am to 9 pm ,Sat-Sun:6 am to 9 pm
  • Level 2, Across from gates 15 and 16
  • After Security
Tim Hortons
  • 24h
  • Level 1, Arrivals
  • Before Security
Tim Hortons
  • 4 am to 10 pm (or last flight)
  • Level 2, Domestic holdroom
  • After Security
Tim Hortons
  • 5 am to 10 pm
  • Level 3, In the food court
  • Before Security
Tim Hortons
  • 5 am to 7 pm (or last flight)
  • Level 2, Transborder holdroom
  • After Security
Tulip Bar and Wine Lounge
  • 11 am to 10 pm
  • Level 2, near gate 16
  • After Security
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