The main arts and entertainment district of Edmonton, Old Strathcona is a historical neighborhood located in the south central region of the city. The lively neighborhood has everything from bars and nightlife to restaurants and some of the best shopping in the city. The streets are an eclectic mix of modern and historic structures. Majority of the city’s art galleries and theatres are located here. The area is also the locale for numerous cultural festivals and events. A lot of the activity in Old Strathcona hinges on Whyte Avenue. The neighborhood is a must visit for all who come to Edmonton.
Old Strathcona Travel Tips
- If visiting at night ensure you have pre-arranged transport to return safely to your hotel.
- The farmer’s market held here on Sundays is not to be missed.
How to Reach Old Strathcona
- Ets Bus Routes: Bus No 52, 54, 327, 761, 895 to 104 Street & 82 Avenue.
- Block 1912 Cafe
- Dv8 Tavern
- H2o Lounge
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9.89% of people who visit Edmonton include Old Strathcona in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
41.03% of people start their Old Strathcona visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Old Strathcona
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Old Strathcona
Old Strathcona Reviews & Ratings
Office is located in a historical building on Whyte Ave. The ED and staff are fantastic!
It was clean and ready to serve even at the late hour
Honestly, All of the good hairdressers who used to work here are leaving. Kayla was fantastic, but got moved to another location. I got my hair cut there this summer by Mike, and he did an amazing job. He considered my hair type, my face shape, and everything I wanted. i should have asked if he was in instead of just rushing in for a cut. This young girl with long brown hair cut it yesterday.... there are chucks of hair on top of my head that are 1-2 inches long (I have shoulder length hair) and this is her idea of "thinning out" my thick, coarse Asian hair. It feels rough and hairs are literally sticky straight out from my layers. the bangs are literally halfway up my forehead when I asked for 'side-swept' bangs. My left side was untouched (and perfect, thanks mike!) and she made my right side 1 inch shorter while "evening it out."I told her that I was growing my hair out and needed a trim....it'll probably take me half a year to grow out this horrible mess to something to salvage from her mess. In other words, Ask for Mike.
Old Strathcona is great, especially Whyte Ave, cannot wait for the proposed Centre line LRT to run down here.
It's a great place. Young croud. Quiet to watch a hockey game.And meet your friends for a chat over a drink. I like it. Oh by the way it's Saturday evening and it's open.