Edmonton’s Old Strathcona

We spent part of our time in Edmonton along Whyte Avenue in Old Strathcona.

I think Whyte Ave is the most truly urban part of Edmonton. Small independent stores, bars and restaurants line the street. There is the odd interjection of car dealerships that disrupts the urban walk, though.

On one night we went to a New Orleans diner on the recommendation of our friend’s coworker. Dadeo was the name. It’s an adult -only restaurant, which I find amusing. There’s nothing adult-rated about the place as far as I can tell. Maybe it has something to do with serving alcohol.

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On the following day, the rail geek in me beckoned to ride the Strathcona streetcar. The tram runs from just behind the Old Strathcona Farmers Market across the High Level Bridge to Jasper Avenue (between 109th and 110th Streets). When the tram arrived, I was surprised to see a modern Siemens streetcar. Apparently, this modern tram runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The historic trams run on the other days.


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