Strathcona was named for Lord Strathcona, Hudson's Bay Company Governor (1889–1914) and the man chosen to drive the "last spike" of the CPR transcontinental railway.
The neighbourhood of Strathcona is bounded on the south by Whyte Avenue, on the north by Saskatchewan Drive, on the west by 107 Street, and on the east by Mill Creek Ravine. Its central location provides good access to downtown Edmonton, Whyte Avenue, the Queen Elizabeth Pool, and other areas of the city. While Strathcona is recognized for it’s historic, character homes (although the number is dwindling due to new infill housing), walk-up and high-rise apartments supply the majority of dwellings near or on Whyte Avenue, 99st and Saskatchewan Drive.
Major traffic routes run through the neighbourhood and provide access to major commercial, educational and employment centres Downtown and at the University of Alberta. Outdoor recreation areas are also nearby and plentiful with the North Saskatchewan River Valley to the north and Mill Creek Ravine to the East. Old Strathcona area is considered an entertainment and commercial hub with an “old town” ambiance. It is also the centre of many of Edmonton’s summer festivals and events such as The Edmonton Fringe Festival
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