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Address: 82 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta AB T6E 1Z9, Canada
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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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Whyte Avenue - do it!

This is a popular areas for residents and tourists alike. Many quirky shops, restaurants and pubs a plenty. If you are looking for a day of strolling and exploring this is the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Anyone who is anyone visits the Whyte avenue area of Edmonton when they are there. With such a vast and rich supply of diverse and unique stores, pubs, businesses and boutiques, there is something here for just about everyone. If you can't find it along this long stretch of road, turn around and look again😉

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Interesting stores, lots of outdoor cafe's, a very lively place to be during the summer. excellent food & reasonably priced.

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Spruce Grove, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Whyte ave used to have a bit more street cred with independent businesses and a hip vibe. It's still an interesting street but not what it was. More commercial businesses have moved in. There are still the standbys on the avenue. But for good restaurants I would look to 124 street first. Good for people watching though.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Whyte Avenue used to be funky and hip, but more and more the shops are being filled with boring mall stores like David's Tea and Starbucks. Go away, corporate stores. There are still a few curio shops and such, but not enough to hold my interest.

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Edmonton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is a popular areas for residents and tourists alike. Many quirky shops, restaurants and pubs a plenty. If you are looking for a day of strolling and exploring this is the place for you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Good Vibe on this street. One of those places you can just go and hang out for people watching and feasting on some good food and coffee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

There are some great restaurants and bars on Whyte Ave and there is plenty of parking in the area. Our favorite place was Tavern on Whyte.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Whyte ave is great everything you need on one road good for a night out withe the partner or friends especially hudsons

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It is the best(only)area in Edmonton that looks different than any strip mall. Unique little stores, lots of bars, restaurants that offer variation of authentic food, Flee Market on Saturdays (indoor).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is a trendy area on the south side of Edmonton that is especially delightful in the summer. Loads of unique shops, bars, coffee spots and art. Festivals abound in this area in the summer as well. Go for a walk in the approximate 6 block area - you won't regret it!

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