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“Trapped in urbania”
Review of Old Strathcona

Old Strathcona
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$21.49*
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SW Best of Edmonton Bus Tour
Ranked #15 of 188 things to do in Edmonton
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Owner description: Historic neighborhood containing buildings dating back to 1891.
Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

Maybe there's a certain time of day when it becomes a magical place but mid morning left no special impressions with me. Strathcona is what it is an old town engulfing a sprawling metropolis, something you find in every city in North America. The architecture is period but not unique. The traffic is steady and smog quite present. It was ok if you're bored for something to do or want a romantic evening walk... but otherwise...

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Reviewed May 9, 2013

This is a mixture of turn of the century buildings mixed with some uglier fifties / sixties style buildings which seem to work. It has more or less become a bar district, but with the farmer's market and some of the funkier stores can be a pleasant place to spend a Saturday morning. There are a lot of good restaurants in the area.
Not a great place at night unless you are planning to get drunk (in which case it is a great place) and expect to get asked for spare change every 5 minutes.

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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Great area with a great feel. The farmers market was nice, fringe was interesting and lots of good energy.

1  Thank chris W
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

The history of this place is fenomenal. You can read about Strathcona from boards located round the Old Strathcona. People have their fantastic style. My favorite place is Starbucks Cafe at Whyte.

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Reviewed April 22, 2013

Lots of shopping and dining places. Many of the pubs and bars seem to have stories. Certainly worth a walk along the street day or night - lots of activity always happening. Transport here is also easy - defintely a popular and trendy area

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