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“Come explore” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Old Strathcona

Old Strathcona
Ranked #14 of 181 things to do in Edmonton
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Owner description: Historic neighborhood containing buildings dating back to 1891.
Edmonton
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“Come explore”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

The market and surrounding old stores neighbourhood is a great day out.

You will find many interesting people and place to explore.

Visited August 2012
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“My favourite part of Edmonton”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

The old Strathcona area of Edmonton is perhaps the nicest combination of shopping, dining, hotels and historic area of the city. The farmers market on Saturday mornings is a highlight for me, as are walks along the river valley. It is close proximity to the university, has excellent dining options, great places for coffee, books (used and new) music and a multitude of small shops for a wide variety of tastes.

Whyte has undergone a bit of a change over the past few years as night falls. The advent of non-smoking bars means a much larger contingent of intoxicated revellers flood the sidewalks after dark on the weekends making for both bad smelling and congested walking along the avenue. I no longer prefer Whyte on weekend evenings as there has also been more violence associated with bars than I care to be around. I now limit my visits to the day time and weekday evenings.

Visited August 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Lots of little individual restaurants and stores”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

It's unique, busy and everything is fairly close.
Some homeless people.I don't mind but some people don't like this.
Lots of special events are hosted here.

Visited October 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Whyte Avenue around 103 / 104 St is the place you want to check out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

Buskers, coffee houses, ecletic record shops, non conformist clothing stores, hemp shops, ice cream, food of all kinds from vendors to restaurants to hole in the wall.

Whyte Avenue aka 82 Ave. is just south of the river. Best place to park is just east of the farmer's market (about 102 St) there is a big lot, if you go on Saturday, the market will be open and that is worth a visit for sure. They also have the fringe festival in this area.

If you have never been there, it's one of those things where if you want to walk around with crowds or go people watching you will find just that.

Visited July 2012
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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32 reviews
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“popular Edmonton southside location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

Lots of unique shopping to be done on Whyte Avenue as well as many bistros and sidewalk cafes, etc. The old Princess Theatre provides a step back in time. In the winter, you can't beat the Ice Festival competitions in Old Strathcona and in the summer, it's got lots of the Fringe and Farmer's Markets.

Visited August 2012
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