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  Weekly Feature: (August 10, 2003)


The West Edmonton Mall
Paul's Weekly Feature



Should you be searching for your family’s next getaway, then visiting the West Edmonton Mall, the only mall of its kind, would indeed be a an essential and worthwhile consideration.

West Edmonton Mall, the world's largest shopping, amusement, and recreation centre, attracts millions of tourists every year. The stores, attractions, and services, at West Edmonton Mall combine to form—all under one roof—the most comprehensive retail and entertainment complex on earth.

Located in Edmonton, the capital city of the province of Alberta in Canada, this mall has established both Edmonton and Alberta as major national and international tourist destinations.

Employing over 15,000 people, the West Edmonton Mall is a fully integrated, climatically controlled, tourism, entertainment and retail "city" of approximately 5.2 million square feet (483 thousand square metres). This mall boasts over 800 stores and services, more than 110 eating establishments, and seven theme-park attractions.

Serviced by 58 entrances and parking for 20,000 vehicles, this unsurpassed mall includes 12 major shopping anchors and department stores, the fully enclosed Galaxyland Amusement Park, a seven-acre (2.8 hectare) water-park, an NHL-size ice arena, submarines, an exact replica of the Santa Maria ship, a dolphin lagoon, aquarium facilities, the Fantasyland Hotel, a miniature golf course, 26 movie theaters and IMAX, and a casino.

Visiting the West Edmonton mall will certainly lead to an unparalleled entertainment and shopping experience.

For reference and further information, explore the following sites:

Shopping at the West Edmonton Mall

Official Owner's Site for the Mall

Booking a Vacation at the Mall


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