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Whyte Avenue

82 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta AB T6E 1Z9, Canada (Strathcona)
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Ranked #11 of 82 Attractions in Edmonton
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, 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, 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

... will give you an indication of what you're in for. If it's during the day, you'll have access to great shops. Go in the evenings and you'll be swamped with rowdy university-aged, beer-fueled crowds in various states of agitation and/or aggression.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Whyte Ave must be visited when you come to Edmonton...it has everything you are looking for...and everything you want. Good times, memorable sights and sounds.

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St. Albert
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

There are a variety of slides to choose from. Something for everyone.Usualy there a quite a few people at the waterpark but not so many when it first opens. There is also a wave pool that you can experience when not riding the slides.

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

Christmas shopping along Whyte Ave so much better than a mall! So it's cold! Nifty stores and cafes. New and different things. Duck in duck out keep warm.

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Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Pricey kitchy stores and restaurants. Better value to be had elsewhere . A decent stroll to be sure but underwhelming by most standards.

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Whyte is no longer the only place to be in Edmonton but it is still the friendly stroll, shop, drink and meet place. A walking person's delight. And cozy restaurants perfect for a need to get out winter time experience. A movie at The Princess only $6 on a Monday night and then a pint at The Act or comfy... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We went to Whyte avenue because we were told that it was a very active and lively area. To be honest, other than a lot of traffic and a few buskers there wasn't as much going on as we had anitcipated. The farmer's market was definitely worth a visit and the see-thru washrooms were interesting. Some unique shops for sure... More 

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Cold Lake
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Great boutiques,coffee shops, not just Starbucks,gifts stores and restaurants& bars. Can get really busy during weekends.

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