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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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Where the ACTION is.

Being in the entertainment business this is the place to visit. People watching #1. Food the ENTIRE spectrum is covered and good. Shops leave LOADS of time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Being in the entertainment business this is the place to visit. People watching #1. Food the ENTIRE spectrum is covered and good. Shops leave LOADS of time.

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Edmonton is like a northern Chicago: a little stunted in its growth from a warehouse town to truly modern city, but its saving grace and sign for optimism is Whyte Ave. The Whyte Ave. area kind of has it all, the people, the places, the parks the curious and off-beat shops, the cafes, yes, the chain stores too, but a... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Stroll Whyte Avenue, stop to discover what is new in the little shops, enjoy a meal or a coffee or a drink. Sidewalks are wide. Get free parking (on the street) a couple of streets away.

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Geologist35
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Visiting Edmonton and want to escape the downtown area? Then try a walk along Whyte Avenue (82 Ave between 109 St and 99 St). This was originally the main thoroughfare of the town of Strathcona in the early 1900s. Strathcona was absorbed into the City of Edmonton. A number of the old brick buildings still remain. Whyte Avenue is a... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Better than downtown. If you visit Edmonton skip Jasper and go here. Nice restaurants and fun shops.

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Regina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoy going to whyte Ave. Whether it's for a good cup of coffee at block 1912 or to do a little shopping at the stores. It's always fun. Lots of festivals happen around the area too. And too many amazing restaurants to mention.

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Aurora, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My favourite restaurant, Packrat Louies is in this area. Lots of other places to eat and drink. In August look for the Fringe Festival

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Love Whyte Ave. so many quaint little shops. Lots of places to eat or just grab a drink with a friend/partner. We always hit up Whyte Ave when in Edmonton. Nothing bad to say about it.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

White av is a great place for people that love a lot of shopping or a little. I'm on the side that thinks white av is good. That means its not an everyone thing.

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Edmonton AB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Whyte Ave is an amazing place for early and late evening entertainment. There are restaurants to suit everyone's taste from simple yet totally satisfying creole food at Dadeo's to good old pub food at O'Byrnnes

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