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Whyte Avenue

Address: 82 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta AB T6E 1Z9, Canada (Strathcona)
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Ranked #8 of 203 things to do in Edmonton
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & 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, Sights & 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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Fort McMurray, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Love Whyte Ave. so many quaint little shops. Lots of places to eat or just grab a drink with a friend/partner. We always hit up Whyte Ave when in Edmonton. Nothing bad to say about it.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

White av is a great place for people that love a lot of shopping or a little. I'm on the side that thinks white av is good. That means its not an everyone thing.

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Edmonton AB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Whyte Ave is an amazing place for early and late evening entertainment. There are restaurants to suit everyone's taste from simple yet totally satisfying creole food at Dadeo's to good old pub food at O'Byrnnes

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Very interesting street with many shops, restaurants and bars. Edmonton'd #1 spot for the night life crowd.

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Edmonton, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great place to visit. Too many bars and too drunks later in the evening. I think they need to remove th parking along Whyte Ave and turn it into bicycle lanes. Lots of great shops to explore during a nice summer day.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Wonderful area of the city where you find the best shops and restaurants also great night life. There are 2 fabulous hotels along the avenue as well as you are close to the University and the hospital.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Have spent a lot of time there. Great shops and lots to do. the Fringe Festival happens in August. One of my favorite things. The only thing is the avenue is not as eclectic as it used to be. They are putting in buildings that are more modern, but I understand this as many are old and could be fire... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The heartbeat of historic old Strathcona, Whyte Avenue offers independent stores, bookshops, restaurants and bars. A great place to browse during regular store hours. On Saturdays, there is the Old Strathcona market a block north-a personal fav. Maybe not so great on weekend nights when drunks stagger into traffic and deposit their consumed libations onto the sidewalks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I enjoyed the unique little shops & restaurants-variety & people -the only downside would maybe be accessibility to restrooms 😕

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Edmonton, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Awesome little boutiques for that shopping person, from clothes to items for the house. Super restaurants and little coffee shops just to stop and people watch. For those of you that like the night life there are great bars and clubs to dance the night away. Parking is a little limited. A wonderful avenue to just walk down in the... More 

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