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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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Great place to kill time.

This is a great place to just walk around, window shop, grab a bite or a pint and just people watch. There is pretty much something for everyone.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoy taking a walk down Whyte. Whether it's by myself, with friends, during festivals going on nearby or not. There's a great atmosphere with a number of eclectic shops a cafes/restaurants. The bar scene at night is lots of fun too!

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Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Whyte Avenue area prior to Christmas on Dec. 19th looking for something unique for a friend. After visiting a few shops we were disappointed we didn't find a Christmas gift that would fit our needs. Many of the shops we had visited in the past years have disappeared and now there seems to more restaurants than ever... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice street to do some shopping, go to cafes and restaurants. One of my favourite places to go in edmonton

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best nightlife in Edmonton so many restaurants and bars too choice from. They have a fantastic market every Saturday and some great boutique shops.

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Edmonton, AB Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whyte Avenue is one of Edmonton's best known places to spend time. There are tons of excellent restaurants, bars, exciting nightlife with live music, antique shops galore and just an overall great place to grab a drink and do some people-watching. There are eclectic clothing shops, vintage clothing shops, bookstores, gift shops and in the summertime, it is a great... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

More like the European street of Edmonton. Good for the young at heart. Close to the University and downtown.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took a Saturday and decided to go shopping down Whyte Ave. I have lived off of Whyte Ave before and it has so much to offer. I started at Blush Lanes Organic Store. I bought some amazing dark chocolate vegan hot chocolate and proceeded to make my way down Whyte Ave. with ample amount of parking I parked my... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic choice of restaurants. Whatever you or your client prefer it is most likely offered on Whyte.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to just walk around, window shop, grab a bite or a pint and just people watch. There is pretty much something for everyone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coffee shops, great restaurants and shopping! Whyte Avenue is both a place for tourists and us who live in Edmonton. If you're looking for a unique gift or meeting a friend for an afternoon latte, Whyte Avenue has everything you're looking for! The Strathcona Farmers Market is just off Whyte and in the summer, there different festivals that line the... More 

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