Most of the buildings in Strathcona had been built of bricks and many of them have been preserved in its original shape. The historic city of Old Strathcona is distinctive by brick sidewalks and historic street lamps. The Old Strathcona center is located on Whyte Avenue and most historic buildings can be found between the 106th and 102th streets. There are many shops, boutiques and restaurants in Old Strathcona. Tourist usually want to visit the Hub Cigar and Newstand with over 10,000 newspapers and magazines from the whole world, or the Farmer's Market where you can buy fresh food, hand-made products and souvenirs and artwork (near 83rd Avenue) .