Your perspective on "the Mall" depends on whether you are a consumer, who benefits from its amazing - and sometimes overwhelming - selection, or if you are a merchant (often in other parts of Edmonton) who is weakened by its presence. Over the past two decades West Edmonton Mall ("WEM") has expanded in four phases from one small isolated mall on a large plot of land in a new suburb of Edmonton into the Worlds Largest mall, and become a full-fledged tourist as well as shopping destination for consumers across the western half of North America.
West Edmonton Mall is located in the western suburbs of Edmonton, at the junction of 87th Avenue and 170th Street, and is easily accessed from all directions:
Sea Life Caverns (780-444-5300) has over 200 species of fish, sharks, penguins, even a Giant Pacific Octopus! Watch and learn from our marine biology experts, and from the interactive touch pool exhibit to get up close and personal with exotic sea life.
Experience (or just watch) 25 rides and attractions 37,160 sq. metres (400,000 sq.ft.)
"Mindbender" is a fourteen storey, triple loop rollercoaster. "Space Shot" launches you 120 feet (12 storeys) in less than two seconds and then experience the negative Gs when driven down again. "Galaxy Twister" is a mind-numbing, gravity defying thrill ride. For the kids there is also "Galaxy Kids," a space-themed, four-storey play park and "Cosmo's Party Launch Pad." a three-tiered birthday party complex for bookings and a further 18 wall games of skill. 780-444-5300
WEM has its own NHL - size ice arena, 58m x 26m (190' x 85'), which is the second home of the Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club as well as the Ice Palace Figure Skating Club, and the Senior Skating Club . The Ice Palace (780-444-5290) offers skate rentals, and hockey and exclusive rentals as well.
This wave pool has 23 slides and attractions over 2 hectares (5 acres), the highest slides are 26m high (85')
two hectare (five acre) park, and has a capacity of 12.3 million litres of water (2.7 million gallons) with a downright tropical average temperature between 26° - 30° C (79°F - 86°F). There is a new Sun Runner Family Tube Slide, a raging rapids inner-tube ride, and the world's only indoor bungy jump, as well as three children's play areas and three heated whirlpools, a "Palm Cove" private meeting area, as well as changing facilities, wheelchair access, and snack bar. World Waterpark is ranked #10 in attendance for waterparks in North America. 780-444-5300.
This attraction has four real submarines, self-powered and propelled, take 24 passengers on a 35 minute ride in a lake approximately 122m (400') long and up to 6m (20') deep where you can see 250 different types of marine life. The coral is real, with some parts over 2,000 years old. The submarines were built in Port Moody, British Columbia and are capable of reaching a depth of 46m (151'), and for many years formed a larger submarine fleet than the Canadian Navy's! The Mall also has 12 marine life exhibits containing over 250 gallons of salt water. 780-444-5300
This exact replica of Columbus' ship was built at False Creek, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and was hand carved and painted, and then transported in flat-bed trucks across the Rocky Mountains to Edmonton. It is also available for receptions and special functions ie: weddings, etc.
This is an 18 hole, par 46 miniature golf course, complete with sand traps and water hazards.
This hotel, right on the mall, has 354 rooms including 118 theme rooms- Hollywood, Roman, Polynesian, Truck, Victorian, Coach, Arabian, Canadian Rail, Igloo, Western and African Safari. The hotel also has two dining rooms: Cafe Europa and Fantasy Grill, meeting rooms, and ballrooms that can accommodate 1,200 people. Check Rates & Availability
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