Whyte Avenue

Whyte Avenue, Edmonton: Address, Whyte Avenue Reviews: 4/5

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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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Patricio V
Calgary, Canada6 contributions
Great place to find entertainment and good food
Aug 2021
I went there with some friends at night and we had a great time lots of places to eat, chill and relax. Definitely going to visit again.
Written August 7, 2021
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Laura T
Edmonton, Canada43 contributions
Excellent place to soend an fternoon or evening.
May 2021
I work on Whyte Avenue and walk the neighborhood everyday at noon. Wonderful shops and restaurants. If you're an evening person, many bars and coffee shops as well. When festivals are in full swing, the fringe is just a block away. Such fun and great food.
Written June 9, 2021
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BenLar137
Calgary, Canada13,388 contributions
Some parking closed so merchants / restaurants can use the street
Jul 2020
We're glad they're trying to create more space for people on Whyte Avenue, better for social distancing. It's so great now when you don't need to cram into a restaurant!
Written July 22, 2020
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AMA D
7 contributions
Not worth visiting
Jun 2019 • Couples
We went out with some friends for a different experience and regretted it after we got onto white ave. Over rated, not for me.
Written May 17, 2020
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patecake
Edmonton, Canada210 contributions
Christmas shopping
Nov 2019 • Solo
I just love going to whyte ave to do my Christmas shopping, they have the most nest and bizarre stuff here.
As well , I can get a excellent cup of coffee at so many unique baristas.
Written April 24, 2020
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Rob E
Edmonton, Canada189 contributions
Meh
Apr 2020 • Family
Whyte Ave was once a great spot to go and hang out for the day but now there’s too many bars, too many bums and krak heads. It’s kinda dumpy.
Lots of festivals in summer, new restaurants opening all the time which tend to be pricey due to high rents.
Hub Cigar store is gone and the Strathcona hotel is closed.
Commercial hotel still has good bands but when I go there I get hit up by bums and desperate old ladies.
Last time I went while the wife and daughter went shopping two large native gals sat with me uninvited and wouldn’t leave.
They offered to take me home to have sex with both of them.
One of them weighed twice as much as me! I had to leave even though I was enjoying the band.
Whyte ave is just a road I travel to get to Hawrelak park or somewhere else.
Written April 11, 2020
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Tannis13
Red Deer, Canada251 contributions
I love Whyte Ave
Mar 2020 • Couples
Whyte Ave is awesome any time of year. There are many different neat little shops, it is in an artsy area, there are good pubs and nice hotels.
Written March 23, 2020
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Kartieekay Siingh
3 contributions
Best part of the city
Feb 2020 • Solo
I am big fan of Whyte Ave. Lots of pubs night club and restaurants. Being close to university the evenings are full of life but weekends are the best . I am amazed by crowds energy on weekends.
Written March 5, 2020
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Amanda_B109
Edmonton, Canada404 contributions
Good Walk Variety of shops
Feb 2020 • Solo
Fun place to shop. Cold if the weather is bad, as it is all outside. Pretty at night. A fun place to go on a nice day (lots of cool places to eat, get coffee etc). Parking is difficult and expensive, so this definitely takes a star off of the rating. No high end shops, which is ok, more Knick nacks, Lulu Lemon is nice, quirky clothing shops....
Written February 29, 2020
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BigDaddy11
Fort St. John, Canada9 contributions
Always something to see!
Jan 2020 • Friends
From beercade to Blues on Whyte there’s always something wicked fun to see or do on Whyte ave! This is “pub crawl” central in the heart of the old Strathcona! BEST time to take it all in...
THE FRINGE 😍
Written February 14, 2020
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