West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton
West Edmonton Mall was the largest shopping mall in North America from 1981 until 2004. The mall is 3 avenues wide and 8 streets long and 2 stories.
Inside the mall there are many attractions - World Waterpark, Galaxyland Amusement Park, Marine Life, the Ice Palace, a copy of the Santa Maria, and Professor Wem's Mini Golf to name a few. There is also Bourbon Street and Fantasyland Hotel
What to buy: You can always find some Oilers merchandise, some Eskimo merchandise - the football team that is.
What to pay: Buying merchandise in West Edmonton Mall is no different than any of the other malls. The attractions do cost though. The general pass for Galaxyland and the waterpark is currently $36.95.
For those who live in Edmonton and can make it up to the military base they have discount tickets available to the public at the Fitness Center
West Edmonton mall is the largest mall in the world. You can find several attractions inside, which for themself would already be something special: an Iceskating arena, a huge swimming pool, a copy of Columbus' Stanta Maria, trained sealions, a themeparc for kids and of course lots of different shops and restaurants. Check the pics for an impression...
Biggest shopping mall in the world (well for now anyway!). What makes it so special?? Theme park, water park, ice-rink, casino, minigolf, shooting, bungee jumping, China Town, etc etc...oh yeah, and lots of shops! I'm not a real shopper (I actually HATE shopping) but went more to see the attractions and to take some photos (and also to get some Oilers stuff), however I heard of lots of people that it's the same shops over. It's really easy to get lost, which makes sense being the biggest shopping centre all on two floors.
As for the attractions....well, yeah, they are inside a shopping mall, but Galaxyland? Heard of Disneyland? and closer to home...the WaterPark - how bout WetnWild? No match whatsoever. But in saying that I do have to admit that I never did experience any of them myself - nor did I feel the urge too.
So as for West Edmonton Mall - if you're in the area it's probably a good day out - but for me, it was only good to say I've been there. But I guess if you REALLY like shopping....
What to buy: Anything Oilers (and not Flames!!)
Yes, it's true! The WEM is the biggest mall in the world. With over 800 shops, restaurants and attractions you never have to leave. We primarily went to Edmonton for hockey, but how could we not check out the biggest mall in the world?? The mall covers 48 city blocks, has an indoor amusement park; waterslide park; movie theaters; mini golf; sea life caverns; comedy club, and a bungee tower (if you are really bored). Even a Hooters restaurant for those men who think it's all about shopping.
The West Edmonton Mall literally has hundreds of stores, a water park, a hotel, an amusement park and a great dolphin shop twice per day. You will certainly spend lots of time in this mall before you ever get to see it all!
The majority of my Edmonton tips are all related to this site because it is one of Holly's favorite locations. Go figure!
This mall is absoulutely AMAzing! I love it so much i could live in it! That is if the bathrooms had showers and stuff and yeah! Anyways there is sooo much to do! You can ride the mindbender, go to the waterpark, ride the subs, see a movie, play minigolf, in the summer you can play golf on the roof, you can go in the sealife caverns, go skateboarding in the skatepark, or EAT! Not to mention SHOPPING! Its truly the best mall i've ever been to!
What to buy: Make sure you get some souvlaki from "Opa Sovlaki " and go to Silver City to see the dragon blow fire!
This mall is absoulutely AMAzing! I could live in it if the bathrooms were a little more decent! Theres SO much to do! Like ride the mindbender, or the waterpark, minigolf, movies, submarine ride, sealife caverns, and we haven't even started to talk about the SHOPPING! It's an absoulutely amazing experience and I would sugest that EVERYone takes the time to see it!
What to buy: Make sure you try the souvlaki at 'OPA Souvlaki' and go to Silver City to see the dragon blow the fire! And of course do the Mindbender!
The one and only! With over 800 stores, you are sure to find everything you're looking for at West Edmonton Mall. And of course you can also make shopping more fun by enjoying one of the mall's numerous attractions (see Must see activity tip).
What to pay: Same as a regular mall.
Just kidding...this is the mall to put all other malls to shame..if they had a mall-off in Western Canada, this one would win hands down...
I have been here many times, and its almost like a sporting activity...get there, find one of the food fairs, eat, shop, go on some rides, shop again, check out the ice rink and the pirate ship, eat again, and then have to do it all over again because you can't remember if you missed anything. Pack an overnight bag, ladies, this could turn into a long trip...
Ever since I was young I've heard about the great mall in Edmonton. Needless to say, I was expecting something pretty great. However, I did not get it. Any mall that size should be at least mildly entertaining...no. There were repeats of the stores very close to eachother, everything was extremely over priced, and most of the stores that carried clothes only had hoochie mama clothes. I, not weighing 12 pounds and with waist long, straight, peroxide blonde hair, had some trouble finding good clothes. They did have some interesting stores, such as the build a bear workshop, which is every little girls fantasy come true. In the end, I was very disappointed and disgusted.
What to pay: You can expect to spend a fortune at this mall. Everything is over priced, perhaps to pay for the dolphins down the way or something. But no matter wehat, some money's going to be lost if you buy anything.
claim to fame as "largest shopping mall in the world." Built at a total cost of $1.1 billion, the complex extends over the equivalent of 115 American football fields and boasts more than 800 shops, 110 restaurants, and 11 department stores.
The world's largest Indoor Lake contains a full-sized replica of Columbus's Santa Maria, and four working submarines - more than are owned by the Canadian navy - while the world's largest amusement arcade features such attractions as the "Drop of Doom," a thirteen-story "free-fall experience," and the fourteen-story "Mindbender" roller coaster. The World Waterpark, by contrast, is a superb collection of vast swimming pools, immense water slides and wave pools
In terms of square footage, this is the largest mall in the world!! It sprawls around in all directions.
Although, the Mall of America in Minneapolis 'feels' bigger.