What To See, Where To Go
Whether you’re planning a coffee date, scoping out local breweries, or making a day trip to shop, Old Strathcona has plenty to choose from, but trying to narrow down what to do can be hard. Here are a few ideas to help you plan your trip!
Did you know there are over 100+ places to eat in Old Strathcona? You can grab breakfast in the morning with the family, gather some friends for dinner on a patio, or find a place to relax and drink craft beer & cocktails. With the help of our patio map, you can choose from 60+ patio locations with all different vibes for the crew!
Grab your camera and check out some of the creative graffiti and mural art in Old Strathcona thanks to our new Mural Map! How will you find them all? We’ve mapped out tons of great spots from Lazy River Over Easy and Shrimp & Jellyfish all the way to the Green Forest Wall – there are over 50+ walls that make perfect locations for portraits, family photos & other special occasions. Simply bookmark the map on your phone and get to exploring! Be sure to tag us @oldstrathcona so we can see all your great shots!
For those who have a love for craft beer, you can stop in at one of the local breweries, enjoy some flights, and walk away with a growler to take home for later! If you want to make a day out of it, you can book a brewery tour with operators like Urban Pedals Tours or Edmonton Brewery Tours. And local tours aren’t just about the drinks either! Edmonton Ghost Tours offers a look into the spooky history of some of the district’s oldest buildings, or take a casual self guided stroll with Strathcona’s Historical Walking & Driving or Biking tour.
The red carpet is always rolled out at one of Edmonton’s oldest surviving movie theatres. Originally built in 1914, the Princess Theatre has a new show playing each week for film & popcorn lovers alike. And we’re also home to some amazing live performance venues! Be sure to check who is performing during your visit at the Grindstone Theatre, Fringe Theatre, Varscona Theatre, or Blues on Whyte – just to name a few!
Did you know Edmonton is home to North America’s largest urban parkland!? We’re all about exploring the Mill Creek Ravine and the River Valley trails connected to Old Strathcona. You can bring your bike, grab an E-scooter or even rent an E-bike in the neighbourhood from Pedego for the day! To round out your daily itinerary take a look at Linda Hoang’s guide to Explore Edmonton by Bike – and scroll to route #3 to see the best trails in our area and how to make a day of it!
Fresh produce, baked goods and other locally produced products can be found at Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market, open Saturdays year-round from 8am-3pm. And if you’re visiting with a four-legged friend, the neighbourhood is also home to a number of dog friendly patios, with shade and plenty of hydration. You can even get in a little exercise at the new pop-up dog park, SouthBARK!
If you’re visiting on the weekend, be sure to roll up in style as the High Level Bridge street car is open for the season and runs Fridays through Mondays. We can’t wait for the Whyte Avenue stop to be fully operational next summer!
And don’t forget to follow us on Instagram! @oldstrathcona is where you’ll find the latest events and activity!