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Whyte Avenue

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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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Good pubs and restaurant

Great place for dining and beer! not far from heart of the city and University campus. Many shops and cool cafes as well

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Kremnica, Slovakia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There was an art festival along the road that we visited. It was ok. Very crowded and hard to walk along the park. Also it was extremely hard to find free parking.

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Thank Daniel B
alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whyte Avenue is an old character street where you will find unique shops and gifts, awesome restaurants, and if you are there at the right times, Festivals, like the Fringe! This is a must-see experience in Edmonton. Check it out!!

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Thank Pierre G
Kremnica, Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for dining and beer! not far from heart of the city and University campus. Many shops and cool cafes as well

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Thank majzitka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whyte ave always has something going on from a bustling night live, pride parade, art walk and even the occasional zombie walk. It is important to check out event calendars to see what is happen around Edmonton and Whyte Ave. There are tons of shops, restaurants, Pubs and clubs that there is something for everyone. Whyte Ave is host to... More 

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Thank Jeffrey K
Kamloops, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a walk down this street, if you love to eat then it's great but unfortunately not much shopping. We only managed to spend about two hours at this spot so don't plan your day around this area! We managed to find a parking lot with great prices, I wouldn't recommend parking on the street as it was quite busy!

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Thank Katelyn2727
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is 2 or 3 blocks of interesting shops. From electronics, clothes, books, records, quick snacks to some good dining. There are some hotels to have a drink in or stay at. There is a number of off the street shops on side streets that are great. It is good to visit anytime of the day. Parking is tight at... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Whyte Ave during some of my business trips to Edmonton. It is a rather nice place to stroll in the evening. The pubs and restaurants around are kind of hit-and-miss. I strongly recommend to review them on Tripadvisor before you visit. The price rage varies quite widely. Sometimes you will see boards on the walkway with specials, other... More 

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

Great shopping, interesting creative people and must do place to visit in Edmonton. Lots of treasures to be found and great food along whyte ave.

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place in Edmonton where the young crowd loves to hang out in the evening, shop, eat (lots of sidewalk activities).

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Thank Werenka
Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whyte avenue is a fun place for a stroll with friends and family. Lots of funky little shops and heaven for foodaholics. There are many cuisines to choose from & plenty of activities to do on the street! A definite must visit.

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