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Whyte Avenue

82 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta AB T6E 1Z9, Canada (Strathcona)
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Ranked #14 of 143 Attractions in Edmonton
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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... more » 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. « less
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Fort McMurray, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Farmers markets, good food, outside clear wall bathrooms.. Been to a couple restaurants in this part of town and enjoyed them!! Lots of different shopping stores to keep it interesting .. Great part of town for a relaxing walk and afternoon a nice pitch and put a couple blocks away witch is also a good time.. Enjoy

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Stayed on Whyte Ave for 3 nights and I cannot begin to explain how awful it is. It is run down, dirty, grungy and unsafe. Walking down the street is a nightmare - people begging and asking for money the whole time. Night time is the worst, full of drunks shouting and screaming and no police in sight. We were... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I'm not talking about in it's golden years but it had a revival in the late 80s. The shops were a lot of antique knick knacks, unique stationary, vintage clothing, small business type things. Now it's a lot of bars and THEE place to go get wasted. Got tired of being asked for money and when I offered food instead... More

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Ottawa, ON
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We stayed in a hotel on Whyte Ave in Old Strathcona and while it was an interesting neighbourhood to stroll, there was nothing truly outstanding. There were quite a few shops with a wide range of items and several restaurants, but nothing "amazing". Walking in the quieter areas past 106th Ave are quite frightening and unsafe at night. Many street... More

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Wellton, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

workers in restaurants want to work and their jobs which is shown in great service .festivals in area are always entertaining and interesting ! Some times a Saturday night people watching is funny !

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Patna, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Lots of coffee shops, unique stores, bars/pubs, restaurant and guaranteed unique people on the streets. Nice for a stroll and exploring the heritage area around. Mostly student dominated and quite safe unless late nights in which case watch out for bar fights.

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moncton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

the shops, some of the restaurants are very good and quaint. nice walking area. Busy but enjoyable. Nice cinema, nice tequila bar/restaurant - market on saturday is exquisite

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Whyte ave has a lot of unique shops and unique restaurants that are one of a kind. I love that there is such a wide variety of restaurants. Its a good walk if you go down both sides. Chiantis, and vons are some damn good food options :)

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Kamloops, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

It's a shame this street is so grungy. Some quant shops like the flying pig but this street seemed very dirty. Would not feel safe at night. Needs to be cleaned up. Considering there is a police station close there was no one walking the street. Poor for such a big city!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Whyte Ave feels like downtown without being downtown. Must see in the summertime when the festivals are going on. Love the unique stores showcasing local art & culture. Awesome year round night life too.

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