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Old Strathcona

82nd Ave NW | & 104th St NW, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
780-437-4182
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Ranked #20 of 144 Attractions in Edmonton
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: Historic neighborhood containing buildings dating back to 1891.
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Ottawa, Canada
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111 reviews 111 reviews
25 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Our kids live in the Old Strathcona section of Edmonton, so we've done a bit of exploring while visiting. Old Strathcona is an historic district located in south-central Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Once the commercial core of the separate city of Strathcona, the area is now Edmonton's main arts and entertainment district. The district centres on Whyte Avenue and has shops,... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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21 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is such a neat area to wander and shop. Take your time, get to the Farmer's Market before it closes at 3 so you have munchies for your shopping. Slowly make your way up and down both sides of Whyte Ave and you won't be disappointed with the scene.

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Canada
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319 reviews 319 reviews
168 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

Old Strathcona has bars, pubs, restaurants and Boutique style shops . The farmers market is extremely popular on weekends, the largest and most popular in Edmonton. My favourite restaurants are Chiantis and Yannis Tavernia. The fringe festival occupies 2 weeks of Old Strathcona in August, and is one of the most popular theatre festivals in the world. Hundreds of plays... More

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Thompson, Canada
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11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Old Strathcona Mall I really enjoyed this store so many antiques and items to look at it is a trip down memory lane for the older people and young as well. Just browsing this store takes about an hour or more it is so huge. I like the fact that the staff leave you to explore but seem to turn... More

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moncton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Nice area of the old town. Quaint. Many little shops, a few good restaurants, good atmosphere, theaters, cinema..very quaint...stay away from the Italian restaurant Chianti Café - very ordinary...bad service, did not eat my food. Old Strathcona is very different if you visit during the day or at night - enjoyed both. The saturday market is a must in the... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

many quaint shops and stores. Wide variety of foods and restaurants. Many theaters and live entertainment. Best viewed during the day time, but area is alive many evenings, especially during events such as the "Fring Festival", as well as on Friday and Saturday evenings

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Toronto Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A nice area to wander around as it takes you away from the industrial and suburbanized scene that is becoming Edmonton. Recommend a visit to the market.

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Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Traffic was not very pleasant and people are driving like crazy in this city. Not much to see around this neighborhood. we walked around the Whyte Ave and found out some of the buildings are old and there are lots of pubs if you like to drink. Is nice just to walk around and to see this part of the... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What used to be a vibrant, fun area to live and visit has turned into a commercial area that has lost its charm and uniqueness. The area no longer feels like a community but just another business area where local businesses have been replaced by chains. The quaint coffee houses are now Starbucks and the restaurants are no longer family... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Love just strolling down White ave. Go to the farmers market,support local growers,sample some of the great food there. Looking for something different, look at venus and mars or when pigs fly your sure to find that perfect item

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