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Address: 82 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta AB T6E 1Z9, Canada
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Activities: Shopping, Dining
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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Lovely street of all kinds of shops - spent a lot of time looking, but didn't even make a dent as we only went a few blocks before we stopped for drinks! Most of the shops were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
DJazz275
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Burnaby, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Whyte Ave (82 Ave) is the most dynamic neighbourhood in Edmonton in my humble opinion. The neighbourhood is extremely walkable, even in the winter. There are many independent shops, pubs, and restaurants on the main drag. There are also the staple chains/franchises like Starbucks, Shoppers Drug Mart, Second Cup, Subway etc, but why go there when you can visit the... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely street of all kinds of shops - spent a lot of time looking, but didn't even make a dent as we only went a few blocks before we stopped for drinks! Most of the shops were pricey, one of a kind stuff but very cool and I would like to visit again and spend more time there.

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Oakville, Ontario
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

restaurants and bars. excellent place to visit in the summer when patios are open. We ate at Dadeo's New Orleans inspired diner and it was superb.

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Now you may say that Whyte Ave isn't as nice as "this or that" place. But how do you compare one strolling Avenue to another? You DON'T. Travellers know, that each town and each city, has their own little jewels for strolling. Whyte Ave is just big enough, just interesting enough, and safe enough for anyone at anytime.

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

great shops, lots of eclectic and fun places. Parking is always an issue and the new outdoor "patios" taking up parking spaces is totally stupid.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A bohemiem sight in Edmonton, AB! It's a nice walk with folk sights, something bohemien it's in the air... If you come to Edmonton, you can't affor to miss it

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calgary, ab
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Lot's of interesting people and places along this section of Old Strathcona. A number of good restaurants and at least one boutique hotel. A lot of bars and assorted watering holes as well as many other businesses who would welcome the opportunity to part you from your hard earned cash. If you are a biker, the Tim Horton's west of... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This neighborhood was suggested to us by our son who lives in Peace River. There are unique one of a kind boutiques mixed with some stores that are familiar. The area supports a good selection of unique stand alone specialty restaurants. Its a cute looking neighborhood and well worth a visit if you're in Edmonton.

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Edmonton, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Plenty of restaurant choices and shopping along this multiple block area on the southside of Edmonton. Also summer festivals and a nearby farmers market. (seasonal)

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My friend and I walked down whyte avenue during the long weekend. There was a lot of cute shops and places to look at. For sure go when in Edmonton!

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