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Old Strathcona

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Address: 82nd Ave NW | & 104th St NW, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: +1 780-437-4182
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Historic neighborhood containing buildings dating back to 1891.

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So much fun!

I regularly visit this area: so much going on and many interests. There is an indoor farmers market every Sat., so many different businesses on Whyte and area to explore... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 August 2016
Loretta L
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I regularly visit this area: so much going on and many interests. There is an indoor farmers market every Sat., so many different businesses on Whyte and area to explore: everything from quaint bistro's and second hand shops to high end boutiques. The restaurants are as varied as the people that you see. When the weather is nice you will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Ok, I have to say this ... I've never been "wowed" by Edmonton. My brother and family live there, so I have been far more often that I'd ever have imagined. But it has never seemed like a place I could get right with. Then I discovered Whyte Ave (82nd Ave). It is as close to (Toronto's) Queen West as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Old Strathcona is an absolutely amazing place to take in some of Edmonton's most incredible scenes throughout the year; from the Old Strathcona Farmers Market to the annual Fringe Festival, which this year played host to over 800,000 enthusiastic visitors there is always something making the streets come alive. Definitely a must-see spectacle during the summer should you be a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

I am a huge lover of heritage, especially as it pertains to old buildings. To be honest, my desire to head down to Old Strathcona has waned over the years as more specialty, quaint boutiques have moved out, and the drinking establishments have taken hold. The Market and the live play theatres in the area probably save it for me,... More 

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1 Thank Susan M
Victoria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This area is one of the most interesting in Edmonton and what I like about it is the overall feeling. The city is apparently opening up more areas for al fresco dining and on a warm summer evening the vibe is exciting and relaxed at the same time.

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Saint John, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

There are some interesting and unique shops here so it's fun to browse even if you don't buy anything. A number of restaurants are located here too -- pretty much something for everyone's tastes and budget

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

There are lots of great shops on Whyte Avenue, but there are also lots of homeless begging, and there certainly are too many bars

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

We spent two days at the Varscona and thus wandered up and down Whyte Ave at length. That was enough, it's nice enough. Lots of shopping, empty businesses, outdoor seating on very uncomfortable chairs, with the exception of Boston Pizza. Been there done that now.

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montreal, quebec
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

omg if you r nostalgic and love collectibles this is the place to spend a few hours just go u will love it

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

This is a walkable section of a very old part of the city, across the river from the head office and arts district. The architecture as much as possible has been reserved, it is home to the famous Fringe Festival and the shops, pubs and restaurants have everything for all ages to enjoy

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