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Address: 82 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta AB T6E 1Z9, Canada
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Whyte Avenue (also known as 82 Avenue) is an arterial road in south-central...

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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This used to be the place to go if you wanted to find unique shops. It is now mostly chain stores and pubs, but at least they are trendy chains. Still a large number of people... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This used to be the place to go if you wanted to find unique shops. It is now mostly chain stores and pubs, but at least they are trendy chains. Still a large number of people here and businesses that tend to support the arts. Events fairly often throughout the year.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are going out as a couple or going out with a bunch of friends, Whyte Avenue is the place to go. Great restaurants, pubs, lounges, night clubs, it has it all. During the day, you can shop to your hearts content and stop at one of many coffee shops on the way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited during the 2016 Fringe Theatre Festival with lots of activities and food and craft vendors in the area. The street is the hub of many restaurants, shops and entertainment venues. We also shopped at the Old Strathcona Farmers Market now located in the old bus barn. Excellent food, garden and craft choices.

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Thank Elaine V
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place gets better and night and mostly from wed to sun. There's lots shopping and places to eat and drink. The shopping is pretty expensive compare to alot of other places on edm. The clubs are more gear towards a younger crowd ages 18 to 29.

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Thank John G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The downtown of old Strathcona. This area is often seen as an alternative to Edmonton seedier downtown. Bars of all types, coffee shops, niche stores, farmers market. Whyte has everything. Perhaps a little more difficult in the winter. No underground pedway here. Also Whyte is a predominately University area, so you get the parties that come along with that atmosphere.... More 

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Thank Pete S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lots of restaurant and bars with live music and great food! A fun place to be on the weekend nights and shopping in the day!

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are making a trip to Edmonton come and see Whyte Ave. It's brings back the feeling of old strathcona and a new modern Edmonton together. A place where the Fringe Festival happens in August and local coffee shops and stores that you can't really find anywhere else in Edmonton.

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Thank Brian K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The number one best selection of restaurants, pubs and unique shoppes in the entire city (in a ten block area) great people watching, dining and drinking The place to be seen. . And make the scene.

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Boyle, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area of the city has so much history, unique shops. Interesting way to spend a afternoon, browsing and checking out the boutiques as well as the food places. Have a fun adventure.

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Thank Lorraine M
Edmonton Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great area to walk around. Great unique shops. Something for everyone. Lots of great restaurants as well. Enjoy the Sun and atmosphere.

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