I stayed in two different neighbourhoods when I visited Edmonton – downtown near 104th Street and on Whyte Avenue in south Edmonton. They provide an interesting contrast in urban development.
There are two attractive boutique hotels (I stayed at the Varscona), and there are some nice restaurants and stores, but the area is dominated by bars catering to the university crowd. A different group arrives on Saturday mornings to visit Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market, but I certainly won’t bother to stay in this area again. Downtown Edmonton is far more attractive.
Snapshots of Downtown Edmonton
Blue Plate Diner
ElDesigno and Carbon
Gail Hall: Culinary Entrepreneur
Gail Hall: Supporting the Local Food Culture
DeVine Wines & Spirits