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Located at the heart of the town of Edmonton, Sir Winston Churchill Square is one of the main squares in the city. The history of this square can be traced back to the early 20th Century when Sir Winston Churchill Square was a major market spot in the town. Now, this venue is popular for the number of festivals that it hosts. Right from Edmonton Fashion Week to Edmonton International Street Performers Festival, Sir Winston Churchill Square is truly a cultural hub. It's a welcome retreat from the activity of downtown and is surrounded by several eateries and cafes for your convenience.
From an indoor farmers market, to the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival, to 100-year-old architecture that remains intact, Edmonton's Old Strathcona District is as fascinating as it is diverse. For a fine dining experience, try the locally popular Continental Treat. For visitors looking for rare finds, antiques and random souvenirs, be sure to stop by The Junque Cellar. The more time you spend here, the more discoveries you will make.
The Whyte Avenue commemorates Sir William Whyte, a legendary name in Canadian railway, but many also recognize this iconic road as 82 Avenue Northwest. Peppered with many small and big stores where you can buy local products, Whyte Avenue is bustling with energy throughout the day and even at night. The street is a delight, especially for art aficionados, as it is home to several galleries and also offers many entertainment options. Whyte Avenue is also an address to eclectic restaurants where you can stop for a quick bite or stay put to soak in the atmosphere that this heritage street as to offer.
The 4th Street Promenade stands as a symbol of where Edmonton began. Originally the center of the fur industry, this street evolved for years to become a part of the renowned loft district. Today, the promenade is lined with shops and cafes to explore along your downtown stroll through history. The brick warehouses remind passersby of a simpler time for a casual and relaxed day spent in Edmonton’s fresh air.