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3 of 5 bubbles Review of Whyte Avenue

Whyte Avenue
Ranked #8 of 184 things to do in Edmonton
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Owner description: 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.
Hinton, Alberta, Canada
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“Not sure!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

Sometimes Whyte is safe, and sometimes pretty sketchy. Just be aware of your surroundings. The Whyte worth seeing is between 109 street and just about 99 street. Remember to also visit the shops and interest points one avenue south and one avenue north of Whyte including the side streets. Artifacts is worth visiting even if it's in a closing phase due to retirement. Be adventurous in searching for a good meal. After dark, be wary of crowds around bars as they are outside smoking and often turn rowdy, even violent. Stratchcona market is crowded and somewhat worth visiting for all the fresh produce. The Junk Cellar is a downstairs' antiques and junk store that is so interesting, give yourself an hour to look through it. The Vietnamese Sandwich restaurant is so small you might miss it. Great food. And then there's Burlington tobacconist with specialty tobacco blends, a huge walk-in humidor, and pipes galore in a "bar" setting with very knowledgeable staff. So, all in all, Whyte is worth the visit, just keep your eyes open.

Visited October 2013
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“What Ever floats your boat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

Best area of Edmontion what ever you are into you will find it on White Ave from food to clothes to people watching

Visited August 2013
1 Thank Michael M
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Edmonton, Canada
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“historical area turns into crime street”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

this area is still nice to visit for a saturday afternoon lunch shopping and perhaps a drink with friends, but over the past few years there are more and more pan handlers and the late night crowd is often violent and very drunk .. this used to be a fun place to go in the evenings but with the increased beatings and sexual assaults in the area in the late hours of the night ... visit the area with caution until the Edmonton Police and the community can regain control of this wonderful area of the city

Visited October 2013
1 Thank drterry2012
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Sherwood Park, Canada
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28 reviews
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“Great Place if you're under 30”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

Mostly bars & comes alive after dark. Dark in the summer of course is midnight,winter late after noon. There are several very good restaurants, Continental Treats has a wonderful European look with great food,very fine wine & beer list.We usually eat there before the ballet. The staff is very good about getting us served & on our way on time. During the summer the patios are great for people watching

Visited September 2013
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Yellowknife, Canada
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“Edmonton's gem of a neighbourhood!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

Whyte avenue is incredible! The street is lined with great restaurants, interesting shopping, and lots of activity. It's great for shopping and eating during the day and the bar scene at night.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank Jill W
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