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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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Old Strathcona in Edmonton

I live here in Edmonton. old Strathcona is a fabulous place for visitors and locals. Great restaurants, Shopping, Pubs. The Market every Saturday. Specialty events such as The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Edmonton, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went back here recently with my family on a Friday afternoon- the Saturday farmers market seems to be the big attraction, but when that is not open, I did not find that there was a lot to do. To me, the area was somewhat disappointing and over-rated. I know that there are sometimes festivals or other events in the... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live here in Edmonton. old Strathcona is a fabulous place for visitors and locals. Great restaurants, Shopping, Pubs. The Market every Saturday. Specialty events such as The Fringe in August. Art Shows. Blocks of fun! something for everyone!

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Thank karendf2016
Regina, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It used to be fun to walk along Whyte Ave but many of the stores have closed leaving just a handful of stores I consider worth visiting. I think they need to revamp this neighbourhood again. Some of the blocks are seedy actually.

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Thank Maria J
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

take your time and get off Whyte Ave. go down the side streets. Pop into the market. See the cafes. Walk through the residential streets. Beautiful old houses and older trees.

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Thank Nick D
Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

My wife and I walked over the High Bridge to join hundreds of others on a stroll up and down this old town. We luckily chose the Chianti Cafe and Restaurant located in the Old Post Office for our lunch, a good choice among many, many others.

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Thank Gene J
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Favourite part of Edmonton! Though the restaurants change with time, there are always lots of great places to eat and drink. There are more chain stores than there used to be, but still lots of independent shops featuring everything from First Nations art to goth and clubwear, jewellry, books, flowers, organic produce and an abundance of clothing and accessories. There... More 

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Thank Lee K
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Worth spending a few hours. Check out the market. Lots of restaurants, bars and cultural venues. There are some unique boutiques not found in the malls for shopaholics.

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Thank 48GerryY
Charlottetown, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

The Saturday market has interesting vendors and lots of opportunities to buy fresh local food, always a plus in my book. BEWARE: Parking can be an issue. You must be sure to use the e-park system if not in the free parking areas. We were visiting from out of province and were not familiar with this system. We needed to... More 

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Thank Joyce M
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Most common area of Whyte Ave. Usually some arts folks hanging out outside. Cheap drinks on one side of the street, trendy restaurants and pubs all around. Best part is that here you can do things, like park. The farmer's market is in this area. Some parks (go ride the train to city hall - the old fashioned train in... More 

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Thank Julie M
Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

There is always something interesting going on in Old Strathcona. New stores are often opening, new restaurants and bars as well, in addition to old favorites. Try to make it down for the Fringe festival or Ice on Whyte, or any of the other festivals that take place here.

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