Province/Territory: Alberta

Shop, Splash, Stay - Repeat! West Edmonton Mall has it all.

  • 800 stores and 100 dining venues.
  • 5.3 million square feet of shopping and entertainment
  • 30 million visitors every year

Just how many shopping malls can boast they have the world’s largest indoor amusement park, largest indoor lake, largest indoor wave pool, tallest indoor permanent bungee tower, a skating rink and a zoo? Oh, and over 800 shops? Only one. West Edmonton Mall attracts over 30 million visitors every year making it Alberta’s biggest tourist attraction. At over 5.3 million square feet, it is the biggest shopping mall in North America and is said to be the size of a small city.

With over 800 shops you're bound to find what you are looking for. From denim to diamonds, from winter coats to dog coats – the possibilities are there. Then there are the activities. Visitors can spend a day or two enjoying the indoor mini-golf, learn to skate under the glittering glass dome or test their balance and abilities on a three-level ropes obstacle course. The waterslide park is a favourite way to spend a day with 17 challenging slides and play features as is the amusement park with everything from a huge rollercoaster to cotton candy. Shopping and playing need fuel and there are over 100 choices for dining from the food court to live theatre. When the day is done stop in one of the featured spas or, continue the fun by staying in a dreamy Hollywood theme room at the Fantasyland Hotel, or in a crazy theme room like the Truck Room, or the Train Room. West Edmonton Mall is an experience like no other.

Why you should visit
  • 800 shops and 100 restaurants to choose from.
  • More than 17 unique waterslides and play features will have the family busy all day at the World Waterpark. Relax in a beach chair while the kids play in the waves or watch brave people bungee jump.
  • Galaxyland is the world’s largest indoor amusement park featuring 24 rides and attractions.
  • Watch the antics of the sea lions and 100 other marine species in the Marine Life Aquarium.
  • Walk on-board the Santa Maria, an exact replica of Christopher Columbus’ ship of 1492 moored in the largest indoor lake in the world.
  • Stay at Fantasyland Hotel in fantasy-themed rooms including Western Room featuring a stagecoach bed for the adults and county jail bunk beds for the kids.
  • Step into the largest urban parkland in Edmonton’s river valley. Run, walk, ski or bike the trails or take a scenic tour on the Queen Riverboat.
  • Step back in time to see what the frontier was really like at Fort Edmonton Park.

Weather

  • The seasons change but the sunshine stays constant in Edmonton. Summer months expect the sunrise before 6:00am with it setting as late as 10:00pm. In December however, expect the sunrise shortly after 8:00am, setting before supper hour.
  • The warmest weather is June through August with daily July temperatures of 23°C but cooling to 9°C in the evening. June is the wettest month with 88 mm of rain.
  • September marks the coming of fall with the trees turning shades of orange along the river valley. Normal daily temperatures are dipping from 12°C in September to 5°C in October, with the evenings still above freezing.
  • Winter can be very cold, dipping on occasion to -30°C. Edmonton can expect a beautiful blanket of snow for Christmas with normal daily highs of -4°C dipping to -14°C at night.
  • Spring temperatures rise dramatically from the winter months. March has highs of 1°C but by May the average is 16°C.
  • Discover local weather information. Research local weather patterns at Environment Canada's Canadian Climate Website.
Visitor information
  • The mall is open daily.
  • Hours for the theme parks and attractions.
  • On-site food and beverage.
  • Two hotels to stay in.
  • Visitor guides in French, Spanish, Chinese, German, Korean and English are available at the visitor information booths or find the mall guide online.
When to go
  • West Edmonton Mall is open all year long.
  • December is the busiest month but features delightful seasonal decorations.
  • To beat the crowds at the attractions, go early in the day or on a weekday evening.
Need to know
  • Without shopping or participating in the activities, still plan at least 3 hours to see the entire mall.
  • Pick up a mall map to locate the free attractions.
  • Arrive early with your swim suit to enjoy the day at the waterpark. The Ice Palace skating rink has skate rentals.
  • West Edmonton Mall is wheelchair accessible and provides complimentary wheelchairs. Electric scooters, strollers and all-day lockers are available to rent.
  • It’s a big mall so remember which parking lot and entrance you used.
Getting Here
  • West Edmonton Mall is located at 8882, 170 Street Northwest, Edmonton, Alberta.
  • Buses and taxis are available.
  • Edmonton Transit System.
  • On-site parking for cars and RV’s.