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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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Worth the walk and food

I love going on whyte at all time of the year. It is very pleasant, great nightlife (for all style) with country, edm and all kinds of music and bars and restaurants. The patios... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Chanel R
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This can be a whole day visit or just a few hours. Lots of boutiques and restaurants. It has a wonderful old time feeling.

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are visiting Edmonton in the summer, try to visit this area when there is a festival happening. Lots of cute shops along the way and nice to stroll in the summer.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love going on whyte at all time of the year. It is very pleasant, great nightlife (for all style) with country, edm and all kinds of music and bars and restaurants. The patios are great (sometimes little bit of wait especially at the beginning of summer since people are so excited) . Coffee shops, bakery, cupcake shops, candy store,... More 

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Thank Chanel R
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to be and have fun!! Lots of summer events, shopping and lost friends you have not seen or new friends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I together with her sister visited here around lunchtime midweek. Lots of interesting shops, restaurants etc. Made a nice change from Malls. Definitely worth a visit. Part of Edmonton's history.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is everything you need on Whyte Avenue, from shopping to dining, to relaxing! Put on your best walking shoes and a smile, that is all you will need for the day, morning or afternoon. Depending on what time of year you are going to Whyte Avenue you may be able to take in a festival, so check the Web... More 

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Thank Susan A
Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whyte Ave is home to many bars, coffee shops, and artsy festivals. I live within walking distance and appreciate the walkability between bars or stores. Patios in the summer are great too. Lots of Edmonton festivals occur here during the summer, the Pride parade, and a weekly farmers market. The downside is parking and the city is hoping to eliminate... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whyte Avenue is developing into a wonderful place for different activities, day or night! There are a multitude of restaurants to please any palate, as well as shops to appeal to a wide range of stylish shoppers. The Evenings come alive with the hustle and bustle of people bar hopping or going out for a quiet night in a lounge.... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always lots going on around Whyte Avenue. Great restaurants, shows, and summer festivals. Fantastic FRINGE!!!!

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Banff, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed just on Whyte Ave., at the Varscona. Pristine location, lots of things to do, from coffee shops to bars, and even a Theatre. We highly recommend this place. Make sure you also visit the Old Strathcona Farmer's Market!

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