West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton

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8882 170 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 4J2 +1 780-444-5321

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    West Edmonton Mall

    by VTShounen Updated Jun 18, 2003

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    The world's largest shopping centre. It is now approximately 60% retail and 40% entertainment. In other words, aside from having loads of stores, there are lots for you to play!

    Clothing stores dominate this mall, and prices range from discount to high-end. It is looked upon as a testing ground for expanding into Canada by American retailers, and so a few stores are unique to Western Canada. Lots of gift and gadget stores as well.

    As for entertainment, WEM has the world's largest indoor water park, world's largest indoor amusement park, a skating rink, a mini-golf course, a driving range, a shooting range, 3 movie theatres, bunch of nightclubs, a Playdium, a casino, etc etc.

    I, like most Edmontonians who do not live nearby, go there only occasionally to shop. Most of the time I go there for entertainment. So for first timers, definitely a neat experience. For veterans like myself, it still keeps drawing us back. And that's the best indication of a good place to go, wouldn't you say?

    The 'lagoon' at the mall
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  • West Edmonton Mall

    by bulletproof Updated May 27, 2003

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    The biggest attraction of our city - and for good reason! Wear comfy shoes, you'll be walking a lot. What you absolutely MUST see in the mall:

    -new "Chinatown" strip with a large Asian supermarket (check out the seafood tanks, dim sum counter, Chinese bakery, sushi bar, deli, frozen foods & more). The Chinatown strip includes a gift shop (decorative Chinese items), bubble tea bar, cell phone accessories, car accesories stores

    -World Waterpark. The $30 is definitely worth it! I've been to other waterparks in Toronto area and they do not compare! Try the Sky Screamer if you're daring! There is a reduced admission price after 6PM or so, but only go for the late admission deal if it's a busy summer weekend - during slow times they shut down some of the slides. Rent an inner tube for only $5 and ride the wave pool! Bungy jumping for $100

    -Mini golf. It's alright... Save your money here if you're on a budget.

    -Bourbon street. Indoor street lined with restaurants, pub, and nightclub (changes owners every couple of months, not recommended).

    -Nightclubs: Rum jungle (very popular), the Joint (somewhat popular), Nashvilles (stay far away!)

    -Red's. Two floors with bowling, pool tables, a sports bar, a restaurant, an arcade and turns into a "nightclub" on Fri and Sat nites where you pay $5 cover after 9PM (it's not much of a nightclub, believe me!!!). They have cheap ($2) bowling & pool on Monday or Tuesday. They also have cheap coin operated $1 pool tables.

    -Ice Rink. If you're into skating, try it out!

    -Deep Sea Adventure. Ride a submarine through the indoor "sea". Not worth the money in my opinion (tourist trap).

    -Sea Life Caverns. A bunch of fish in the indoor "sea". Yay. (tourist trap)

    -Dolphins. Go see the Dolphin show on the weekends! It's free!

    -Galaxyland. Indoor amusement park. Well worth the money! Go on the Drop of Doom or the Mind Bender!

    -3 movie theatres - Cineplex, Famous Players IMAX, and discount Cineplex.

    -Casino, bingo, shooting gallery... and more!

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    West Edmonton Mall

    by sunnywong Written Feb 25, 2003

    West Edmonton Mall is the world's largest shopping and entertainment centre and Alberta's number one tourist attraction. It features over 800 stores and services, over 110 eating establishments, and seven World Class Attractions. It's the only mall of its kind with the Sea Life Caverns, the Santa Maria Ship (the replica of Columbu’s Ship), the Chinese pagoda and much more.

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    Shopping at the WEST EDMONTON...

    by Sharrie Updated Sep 12, 2002

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    Shopping at the WEST EDMONTON MALL is a luxury. The world's largest shopping mall has much to offer. Yep, it's the largest with over 800 stores, a hotel, a mini gold course, an amusement park, a waterpark with beach & waves (indoor!), submarines in simulated oceans, cinemas & lots more. It's like a mini city where you can just live in without going anywhere else!

    Overwhelming & definitely worth a few more visits! I must try the rollercoaster next time.

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    Forget the pool at the West...

    by lauriejeanne Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Forget the pool at the West Edmonton Mall. This is where it's happenin' man!!
    Ok,OK, the West Edmonton Mall is actually a very interesting 'mall' containing a killerwater slide and the Fantasy land Hotel -- with theme rooms for that 'special night.'
    Firmly planted in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest shopping mall in the world, West Edmonton Mall offers over 800 stores and services and more than 110 eating establishments. This amazing place features the world's largest indoor amusement park, the world's largest indoor wave pool, real submarine voyages in the world's largest indoor lake, an exact replica of the Santa Maria, an 18-hole miniature golf course and much more, all under one roof!

    West Edmonton Mall offers over
    800 retail stores and services.
    Covering some 48 city blocks (the size of 115 football fields) West Edmonton Mall is, in itself, a tourist destination.

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    One of the most visited places...

    by Darby2 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    One of the most visited places for both locals and world travellers is West Edmonton Mall, the world's largest shopping centre.

    Other attractions: The Provincial Museum, The Odyssium (science centre and planetarium and Imax Theatre), the University of Alberta (more than 30,000 students), the Muttart conservatory, the famous parks of the river valley (North Saskatchewan River), and of course the many cultural activities that make Edmonton a hive of activity year round.

    High on the list is the beautiful Winspear Centre concert hall (pictured on the left) which is now installing the second largest pipe organ in Canada with 6551 pipes and two consoles, it is scheduled to have the inaugural concert on September 14.

    Other cultural activities include the Fringe Festival, the Edmonton Folk festival, the Heritage Days festival held in Hawrelak Park in the first week of August. Oh, and lest we forget-Klondike Days in mid July which celebrates the Klondike gold rush of '98 when Edmonton was a terminus of activity for the goldseekers.

    Francis Winspear concert hall

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    West Edmonton Mall.West...

    by Navihawk Written Feb 25, 2003

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    West Edmonton Mall.West Edmonton Mall has over 800 stores and services including 11 major department stores, the Palace Casino, Caesar’s Bingo Hall, a Billiard Club, 27 movie theatres, and 110 eating establishments, plus much more. West Edmonton Mall brims with sights, sounds, and sensations 365 days a year. You won’t want to miss it!

    Go for a canoe trip through the beautiful North Saskatchewan river valley. Visit the Old Strathcona Farmers Market or the John Janzen Nature Centre. When you explore Edmonton the possibilities are endless

    Northlands Park hosts a variety of activities and entertainment to over 3.5 million visitors annually. It is one of the oldest and most successful all-event exhibition and entertainment complexes in North America. Edmonton’s Klondike Days in July, is an annual ten-day celebration featuring entertainment, outstanding rides, spectacular exhibits, a Casino, and an international feature show.

    At Fort Edmonton Park see living history at its best. Experience Edmonton’s history at the 1846 fort and on the streets of 1885, 1905, and 1920. The Muttart Conservatory consists of four glass pyramids, featuring over 700 species of plants from arid, temperate and tropical climates.

    The Canadian Finals Rodeo (CFR) in November brings determined athletes, rank buckin’ horses, the fastest steers and the wiliest calves together in the Edmonton Coliseum. Farmfair International, held in conjunction with CFR is Edmonton’s agricultural experience. Farmfair is an international show and sale of top Alberta livestock with a Country Marketplace.

    The Edmonton Space and Science Centre features a large planetarium dome, an IMAX ® film theatre, exhibit galleries, an observatory and the Challeger Learning Centre. The Edmonton Valley Zoo is home to over 300 exotic, domestic and marine animals, with an African veldt, birds of prey exhibit and winter quarters
    Did you know?
    • Edmonton is the capital of the province of Alberta • Alberta has no provincial sales tax • Edmonton is the fifth largest city in Canada and the largest metro area between Toronto and Vancouver
    • Edmonton's average hours of daylight: 12.32 hours (in June, up to 17 hours of daylight per day).

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    West Edmonton Mall

    by voxel999 Written Aug 26, 2002

    Tourist trap, but it IS the LARGEST mall in the world. There is a mini golf course, a large amusement park with a roller coaster(Mindbender) and other thrill rides, ice skating rink, bowling alley(in Red's), casino, hotel, waterpark with waterslides - I even went bungie jumping there, 3-4 movie theatres, etc. Besides there are 800+ stores of all kindas there. I even remember a car dealership in the mall at one point.

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  • I've never seen a shopping...

    by jennywren1 Written Aug 26, 2002

    I've never seen a shopping mall like the West Edmonton Mall. When my friends suggested spending a day there, I was sceptical, but I sure would go back. There is something for everyone there, so if you go, take the whole family.

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    Waterpark

    by Tolik Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Our favorite attraction in the West Edmonton Mall was huge World Waterpark. In 1996 we bought a family pass which gave us unlimited access to the Fantasy Land and Waterpark for 4 months ($165). In the Water Park, you can enjoy a magnificent collection of indoor swimming pools, watereslides and wavepools.

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    West Edmonton Mall

    by Tolik Written Aug 25, 2002

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    No other city in the world has a shopping mall to rival the gargantuan West Edmonton Mall. Some 9 million visitors a year come out here. What they find is a city within a city, built at a cost of over $1 billion.
    In addition to over 800 stores, 100 restaurants, 19 cinemas, and 11 department stores, the complex houses Fantasy Land - the world ‘s largest indoor amusement park; an 18-hole golf course; a chapel; a bingo hall; caged animals and performing dolphins, the world’s largest indoor lake with and underwater aquarium (sharks included)… and 4 working submarines - they say, that’s more than the Canadian Navy owns.
    West Edmonton Mall has also a full sized replica of Santa Maria, the Columbus’ ship.

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  • You have to see the West...

    by Kyurkiw Written Aug 25, 2002

    You have to see the West Edmonton Mall, it's huge! But be warned, everything is very expensive.
    WEM is the largest mall in the world, with the most stores, and an amusement park, a water park, and a huge arcade.

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    Galaxyland Amusement Park

    by Bluereptile Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Contains 25 indoor rides. Drop of Doom is an exciting thirteen storey, free-fall experience. The best ride is the MINDBENDER which is the best roller coaster that I've ever been on which loops you round 3 times. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it for the first. How is it possible to have such a great roller coaster Indoors.

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    This is a nice relaxing...

    by Bluereptile Written Aug 25, 2002

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    This is a nice relaxing environment to try a bit of ice skating and chill. If you're lucky, you might be there when the Edmonton Oilers ice hockey team are practising on the rink.
    The rink has good quality smooth ice in a pleasant environment unlike some places where there's loads of melted ice chunks lying about. It is also a NHL sized rink

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    West Edmonton Mall

    by Poohgirl_007 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    West Edmonton Mall
    This is the world's largest entertainment and shoping center. Not only can you do some heavy duty shopping here, you can also experience thrills in the worl'ds largest indoor amusement park, swin in the world's largest indoor water pakr, skate on an NHL-size skating rink, go under water in a submarine in the world's largest indoor man-made lake, watch dolphin shows, and more!! It would take you days to go through the entire mall. The Fantasyland Hotel is located inside the mall with themed rooms for each level, such as an African safari and a racetrack.

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