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Whyte Avenue

Address: 82 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta AB T6E 1Z9, Canada (Strathcona)
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Ranked #9 of 90 Attractions in Edmonton
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Owner description: Whyte Avenue (also known as 82 Avenue) is an arterial road in south-central Edmonton, Alberta...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Owner description: 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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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Nothing is greater than walking down whyte avenue and doing a pub crawl. Good eats and drinks all down the avenue plus eclectic shops and a public toilet.

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Whyte Ave used to be a wonderful place to stroll and browse on a summer evening but it has become a noisy bar scene in Edmonton. It is a shame that the city has allowed this to happen to such an historic place in the city. Still there are a lot of interesting shops to go to but would be... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Whyte ave is a very colourful district with unique shops restaurants and individuals. A great walk up and down the street on a beautiful day to window shop or check out great restaurants. Looking for something to do with a friend from out of town? Come to Whyte Ave.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Shopping, Eating, Nightlife this is the best place to go in Edmonton for all of it. Much better in the Summer but still has allot to offer in the Winter. Lot's of choices and has allot to offer.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Just taking a walk down Whyte Avenue on a Saturday or a Sunday is well worth it. The shopping and restaurants are excellent and they often will have entertainment. We love this area and visit it frequently in both the summer and winter months.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Whyte Avenue (82 Avenue) is an Edmonton tradition. Walking is the only way to enjoy it. Park your car in one of the lots a block north or south just west of 104 Street, to avoid coming back to fill a parking meter when you discover you need another hour or two. Highlights on Whyte Avenue are Dadeo's (Cajun, funky... More 

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Yellowknife, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Bizarre thing to review but I can see why it is an option. This is the heart of hipster Edmonton. Pubs, bars, restaurants and book stores. Cowboys, hispanics and plethora of phrench folk. A great evening wander - always something to see and do. Whyte avenue is my go to place for a stay in Edmonton.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

One of the best part of Edmonton. If you are in city for night life, this place is must to visit and it's near downtown

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

If you ever find yourself in Edmonton and your looking for something to do, just go to Whyte avenue, there are tons of bars, restaurants, retail stores and entertainment to keep you busy, there are musical styles for every taste, country, Live D.J., dance, jazz, live blues & many more. There are buses that travel from the subway systems to... More 

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Having lived in the city for most of my 60 odd years I must say things on Whyte Avenue do nothing but get better. Unfortunately a few of the heritage buildings were lost to fires but the businesses re-built. There are many funky shops of all sorts, great restaurants, fun places to listen to music and dance. There are many... More 

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