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Address: 82 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta AB T6E 1Z9, Canada
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Activities: Shopping, Dining
Description: Whyte Avenue (also known as 82 Avenue) is an arterial road in...
Whyte Avenue (also known as 82 Avenue) is an arterial road in south-central Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It became the main street of the City of Strathcona as it formed, and now runs through Old Strathcona. It was named in 1891 after Sir William Whyte, who was superintendent of the CPR's western division from 1886 to 1897 and was knighted by King George V in 1911. Old Strathcona is Edmonton's main arts and entertainment district, and is also a shopping hub for local residents and students at the nearby University of Alberta. Whyte Avenue, now a heritage area, is at the heart of this district, housing many shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.
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Great shopping, Lots of restaurants

What I liked: - fun, eclectic mix of independent shops, smaller chains and vintage - lots of unique looking clothes - great for people looking for that "one of a kind" outfit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

What I liked: - fun, eclectic mix of independent shops, smaller chains and vintage - lots of unique looking clothes - great for people looking for that "one of a kind" outfit - funky shoes can be found! - close to university of Alberta that has great green spaces - very walkable - lots of restaurants with patio spaces -... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This street is great during the Summer. Tons of restaurants with sidewalk seating, and lots of neat little shops. Has a young vibe as many twenty-somethings like to drink here.

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Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

What a great street, so much to see and do. The shopping was amazing with lots of clothing, souvenir and give stores. The street has an electric vibe with many restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting Edmonton this should be #1 on your to do list. Farmers market on Saturdays, wonderful nightlife and hopefully you are lucky enough to be their for the annual Fringe Festival.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you are looking to browse for books, disks or art, have a beer in a nice pub or eat in a non-chain restaurant, Whyte ave is the best place in Edmonton to do so. It has a very nice, relaxed vibe and tons of fun boutiques to satisfy your needs (or create new ones). It is described in some... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This place was talked up (by the friendly staff at the tourist information centre) as a must visit. We were looking forward to a neighbourhood with a bit of character and charm, and felt fairly disappointed. It did seem to host many drinking establishments (not a bad thing), but really looked more a place where the younger crowd of Edmonton... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Very nice avenue for a walk; a bunch of stores, bars, coffee shops and patio's! So I guess you could say a little bit of everything.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

We have been along this historic area a few time and really liked it for shopping. This strip used to have excellent boutique shops and a great assortment and variety. It's mostly patio bars now, so if you like to sit around outdoor bars it's an ok place but it's no longer a great place for walking around an checking... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Excellent avenue to walk along, shop and enjoy the numerous coffee shops! Clothing boutiques, book stores, art stores, restaurants , banks, you name it, it's there! The street is safe to stroll along with a pet by your side! Even water doggie dishes are placed by many store doors. My favorite store is the all inclusive corner store called "Where... More 

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Stony Plain, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Can be dodgy depending on how many intoxicated 18 year olds are out on a Saturday night, but still a lot of fun. You can go during the day or on weekend for the Farmer's Market and patio dining with your family, or wait until the evening and pub hop and watch live entertainment. If you're into antiques there is... More 

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Address: 82 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta AB T6E 1Z9, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Edmonton>  > Strathcona

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