Whyte Avenue
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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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anngrimshaw7
Newcastle, Australia17 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Family
Great busy walking street, lots of quirky shops, great atmosphere, lots of great eats, great place to visit
Written August 5, 2023
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Sandy I
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Jun. 2023
I used to love going to whyte ave to spend the day dashing in and out of quaint little shops buying things you didnt need but couldnt resist - now it is a dirty filthy part of town with remnants of the night before all over walls of buildings and sidewalks - I don't even go the farmers market there anymore - if the city wanted to actually do something other then spend stupid money on stupid projects - get street sweepers to go down the sidewalks like in Europe so the filth is minimized and entice people to go back! I am not alone in this!
Written June 11, 2023
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Brenda S
Victoria, Canada50 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Love Whyte Ave, we were there during the Stanley Cup playoffs - we stayed right on Whyte, unbelievably noisy, all night long but we still love the energy and can't wait to go back.
Written June 9, 2023
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AdamLeaves
Canberra, Australia516 contributions
Oct. 2022
I stayed nearby and took advantage of this fun location in the evenings. Lots of food and entertainment options, plus lots of other facilities.
Written November 27, 2022
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Nina1923
Edmonton, Canada84 contributions
Jun. 2022
Whyte Avenue is not as safe as it should be. The City has done a poor job of it. It would be nice to have a pedestrian are that is free from vehicles.
Written August 5, 2022
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ck1555
Calgary, Canada62 contributions
Apr. 2022
Very sketchy area. We wouldn't even park around there. We actually thought we were in wrong area (having never been there before). Quickly left to get back to hotel. If this is a MUST SEE wow...
Written April 17, 2022
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JLNARC
Swift Current, Canada60 contributions
Mar. 2022
Highly disappointing! I thought Whyte Ave should be something special, it is not. It looks like a place that once was special but now just tired and rundown. When asking what there was to do on a Sunday afternoon( besides watch all the homeless people) the only suggestion was the Cat Cafe. Not into cats, so that was it. Nice murals and some well taken care of restaurants/businesses other than that a huge disappointment.
Written April 9, 2022
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Patricio V
Calgary, Canada6 contributions
Aug. 2021
I went there with some friends at night and we had a great time lots of places to eat, chill and relax. Definitely going to visit again.
Written August 7, 2021
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Laura T
Edmonton, Canada44 contributions
May 2021
I work on Whyte Avenue and walk the neighborhood everyday at noon. Wonderful shops and restaurants. If you're an evening person, many bars and coffee shops as well. When festivals are in full swing, the fringe is just a block away. Such fun and great food.
Written June 9, 2021
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Ben B
Calgary, Canada14,382 contributions
Jul. 2020
We're glad they're trying to create more space for people on Whyte Avenue, better for social distancing. It's so great now when you don't need to cram into a restaurant!
Written July 22, 2020
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