About Us

For over 73 years Irving Rivers has "cornered the market" (the Byward Market in downtown Ottawa, Canada). Named by the owner Irving Rivers, this store is known world wide by the millions of visitors who have come to shop in this store of plenty. There is so much stock that it literally hangs from the ceiling.

At Irving Rivers you'll find everything from travel accessories, backpacks, camping gear, flags (Canadian and International), souvenirs, Sorel boots, work clothing (uniform pants, shirts, crests, overalls, coveralls, parkas, bombers etc.), safety footwear, army surplus, winter underwear, hats for all seasons (all types, baseball to felt cowboy) and so much more. A visit to downtown Ottawa, either by the locals or by a tourist just visiting for the day, is not complete without a stop at Irving Rivers (24 Byward Market), where you will not only find it a wonderful change from every other store, but you'll be served by very friendly, helpful staff too.