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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Naima1217
Edmonton, Canada79 contributions
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, Canada12 contributions
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, Canada39 contributions
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
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
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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BenLar137
Calgary, Canada14,094 contributions
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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AMA D
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Couples
We went out with some friends for a different experience and regretted it after we got onto white ave. Over rated, not for me.
Written May 17, 2020
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patecake
Edmonton, Canada210 contributions
Solo
I just love going to whyte ave to do my Christmas shopping, they have the most nest and bizarre stuff here.
As well , I can get a excellent cup of coffee at so many unique baristas.
Written April 24, 2020
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Rob E
Edmonton, Canada190 contributions
Family
Whyte Ave was once a great spot to go and hang out for the day but now there’s too many bars, too many bums and krak heads. It’s kinda dumpy.
Lots of festivals in summer, new restaurants opening all the time which tend to be pricey due to high rents.
Hub Cigar store is gone and the Strathcona hotel is closed.
Commercial hotel still has good bands but when I go there I get hit up by bums and desperate old ladies.
Last time I went while the wife and daughter went shopping two large native gals sat with me uninvited and wouldn’t leave.
They offered to take me home to have sex with both of them.
One of them weighed twice as much as me! I had to leave even though I was enjoying the band.
Whyte ave is just a road I travel to get to Hawrelak park or somewhere else.
Written April 11, 2020
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Tannis13
Red Deer, Canada253 contributions
Couples
Whyte Ave is awesome any time of year. There are many different neat little shops, it is in an artsy area, there are good pubs and nice hotels.
Written March 23, 2020
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