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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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Walking down Whyte Avenue is at minimum an annual pilgrimage for me. I love the architecture and the mix of bistros, unique shops and pubs. The weekly Farmers Market, the Fringe... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Probably the more vibrant areas in Edmonton (competing only with Jasper). Pretty fun for a night out during the short Edmonton summer. Winter can be a bit lame but since there isn't to much else, it's okay.

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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A high concentration of restaurants, cafes, bars, and shops are what help make Whyte Avenue one of the best streets in the country, according to a Canadian travel website. Vacay.ca has released a list ranking the 20 best streets in Canada for travellers looking to spend their trip exploring their surroundings on foot. It describes the popular strip as “Edmonton’s... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Walking down Whyte Avenue is at minimum an annual pilgrimage for me. I love the architecture and the mix of bistros, unique shops and pubs. The weekly Farmers Market, the Fringe Festival, Art Walk, and parades give this area of Edmonton a cool vibe unlike anywhere else in the city. Unfortunately this area is becoming a victim of its own... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Interesting walk about. Shops, pubs, cafes, and good coffee. Sit inside or enjoy the sunshine or warm evenings on a patio. Book stores, gift shops, and interesting people.

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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Funky clothes, hip neighbourhood, fun experience for all ages especially foodies. If you love interesting little shops and people watching you will find Whyte Avenue has it all.

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Thank paulduo
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is the happening place in town after 6 PM. Summer evenings find young and hip cruising up and down the street in their fancy cars, motorcycles and even on foot! Street is lined on both sides with choice restaurants, bars and select shopping between 109 Street and 104 Street. This attracts the party crowd. Flanked on one side by... More 

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Thank Salman S
Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great place to spend a summer afternoon on a patio, watching people. Lots of bars and restaurants to choose from. Unfortunately, there are fewer and fewer independent shops along the Ave, but if you're looking for a people watching place, this is a good one....and a movie at the Princess Theatre is a real treat!

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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spring is here, and the side walk and roof top restaurants are open. Fun outies for all legal ages. Live bands great eats and a brew of some kind. Many friends and near friends having good fun. With our day light lasting late into the evening, and the warm temps arriving at the same time, it is the place to... More 

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Whitehorse
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to walk and browse in authentic stores. Lots of patio dining or for a nice cold beverage! Great place to meet friends or to find some action!

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Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Why go to downtown Edmonton when there's always something happening on Whyte? Great choice of pubs, cafes and restaurants, excellent, unique shopping and the people-watching is unequalled! There's dogs, kids, the elderly, fashionistas, the super casual, couples, families, the woman with her tame ferret, and that nearly naked buff guy on the rollerblades playing his guitar as he weaves thru'... More 

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