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Address: 82 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta AB T6E 1Z9, Canada
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Whyte Avenue (also known as 82 Avenue) is an arterial road in south-central...

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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I've stayed on Whyte Avenue on numerous occasions. The revitalization is going in the right direction. On a Saturday night the shops can close early. You'll need a reservation for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Calgary, Canada
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Toronto
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Other than West Edmonton Mall, this is the one area in Edmonton that seems to have some life. There are plenty of interesting restaurants and shops to keep any tourist occupied.

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edmonton
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Whyte Ave has so many different shops and restaurants that you never run out of things to do. Saturdays there is the Farmers Market and any other day you can find all kinds of things to amuse yourself and friends with. There is an abundance of nightlife for all ages.

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Thank jenerouxs
Edmonton, Canada
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31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Trendy Shopping and cute restaurants- busy night life and special events throughout the year- or a great place just to walk down and people watch

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Edmonton
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An eclectic adventure with everything from specialty stores to a farmers market. If you want to have coffee or dine with style or with a crowd , this is the place to go in Edmonton. Daytime shopping and walking ng transforms into bars and pubs in the evening. Fun for everyone!

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Calgary
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24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Its was fun to walk along Whyte and drop into quaint stores that sell unique products, then find a cafe for coffee or lunch

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've stayed on Whyte Avenue on numerous occasions. The revitalization is going in the right direction. On a Saturday night the shops can close early. You'll need a reservation for most good restaurants.

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Thank AntoniusMaximus777
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pride was on whyte this year and it was more than i ever expected. All of the business owners and staff were amazing! I'm looking forward to hopefully enjoying many more Pride festivals to come :)

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome oriental restaurant and shisha. Very nice food, excellent quantity, and reasonable price. Staff are very friendly too.

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Thank Samar E
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48 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing enjoyable about whyte ave anymore. Area is poor, shops are limited and pretty bad... Its just a place to bar hop and see ton of drunk people... Nothing special. Most bars here can be found at west Edmonton mall or down town

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Thank Rateanddecide4
Banff, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good ol whyte Ave. For it being Edmonton, I was surprised. Great little bars and friendly people. Nice cafes and settings. Think of it as the cultural epicentre of YEG. Which this city definitely could do more of. It's always nice to grab a beer and have a chat to the people that call this place their little spot. Peace

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