West Edmonton Mall: Fun Facts & History

By Catherine Dunwoody Catherine Dunwoody is like a proud parent when it comes to boasting about Edmonton – shamelessly sharing the city's attributes with a photo album in her iPhone to boot. As a freelance content creator, she’s circled the globe, and her work has appeared in a wide variety of print and online publications plus broadcast – including Travel & Leisure, The Globe & Mail, Food Network Canada, CTV and more.
Jul 8, 2023

With an average number of 30.8 million people visiting every year, West Edmonton Mall (WEM) shows no sign of slowing down! Here’s a peek into the much-more-than-just-a-shopping-centre’s history, from opening in the 80s to present day, plus some factoids you can impress your friends with.

Here's the Timeline

Fun Facts