Welcome to Old Strathcona

Finding the perfect outfit at a chic boutique, sipping and socializing on a summer patio and enjoying world class festivals, entertainment and live music are just a few of the incredible experiences that you will have in Old Strathcona and on Whyte Avenue. Explore the outdoor art, treat yourself in one of the many spas and salons, familiarize yourself with the local history and connect with nature in Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park. Come for an hour or come for a day – Old Strathcona has everything you need with experiences for all five of your senses.  With nearly 700 businesses in Old Strathcona, we’re confident that you’ll find just what you’re looking for.

Our Blog

  • Tobacco and vaping and cannabis - oh my!

    On October 17, cannabis becomes legal across Canada. The City of Edmonton has decided to treat cannabis like any other form of smoking - tobacco, vaping and cannabis are now all covered under the same smoking bylaw. As of 12:00 am on October 17, that bylaw will be changing from being able to smoke 5m from doorways, windows, and air intakes of buildings, patios, and bus stops to 10m. Here's some more info on how that's going to roll out, and where the new smoking zones actually are.

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  • Vue Weekly Best of Edmonton Results!

    Full listing of Old Strathcona winners from Vue Weekly's Best of Edmonton poll. Congratulations to everyone who won or placed!

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