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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...

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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Although it is across the river from downtown Edmonton the real urban life of the city is on Whyte Avenue in Old Strathcona. The street has eclectic resturants, bars and shops... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Charlottetown, Canada
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Grande Prairie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Whyte Ave, is an awesome place to visit. They have fine dining when you want to go somewhere fancy, or if you want to grab something fast they have donairs, pizza, taco, and all types of food. I was visiting and enjoyed all the shops. I especially enjoyed Second cup and candy cane hot chocolate. Nothing better on a cold... More 

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Charlottetown, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it is across the river from downtown Edmonton the real urban life of the city is on Whyte Avenue in Old Strathcona. The street has eclectic resturants, bars and shops that reflect a long established business district. Although the street has the aura of the late 1950's there are many new businesses and an anexpanding number of new condos/apartments... More 

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Red Deer
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If your looking for a one stop shop for all your bar and entertainment there is always something going on and love the different styles of places to visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whyte ave has several one of a kind shops and the bars with the open concepts are great. But the sidewalks are littered with garage. I except this after a big festival or a parade but on a Saturday afternoon they shouldn't be that dirty. I am glad I made the right choice to where sneakers or my feet would... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great festivals and a great farmers market.... nice book shops and trendy artsy cafés with eclectic crowd.... basically the trendies and most cool part of edmonton.... love cafe mosaic....

Thank spiritualbliss
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hate this part of Edmonton. It is dirty, run down and unsafe. Irritating drunk young adults wherever you turn. Avoid it at night time ESPECIALLY during the weekends. However for unique shopping during the day it can be a nice outing. All boutiques and expensive though.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lots of bars and food places and Music .young people hang around walk on streets and party atmosphere .Bars have music from country to rock

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Liked the place very much, would recommend a stroll down this street for any first time visitors to E town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my GF like to walk down Whyte on Friday nights and check things out, usually a decent crowd when we are there ( between 10 and 12) our favorite spot is Filthy McNastys. Some other bars and pubs are overpriced and snobby, but Filthy's is always a great time with cheap bar food and cheap beer, and you'll... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In only a few months have made two trips to Edmonton regarding medical issues. Have stayed at the Varscona Hotel, just around the corner from trendy and up-beat Whyte Ave. in the old Strathcona district. Whyte Ave. shops have proven to be a " great escape " from our medical issues for a time. Lots of great shops to pop... More 

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