So, you're spending the afternoon at West Edmonton Mall. Where do you start? Do you head to the World Waterpark for some indoor surfing, or do you cruise over to Simons to find a swanky new outfit for date night? Maybe you cross a few items off your holiday shopping list (and take advantage of those sweet Black Friday sales) before swinging over to The Rec Room to try the Augmented Climbing Wall? Good news. There are no wrong answers here.
Make sure you wear some comfy shoes. We've got your guide to WEM, the Mt. Everest of shopping and entertainment in North America.
From mini golf to an underground aquarium, movie theatre, bowling alley, and much more, there are SO many attractions at WEM that we had to pick out a few of our favs. Click here for a full list of things to do between shopping!
Whether you're splashing around in the wave pool or relaxing on the giant indoor beach, you'll find more than enough fun for one day at World Waterpark. Try your hand at indoor surfing, zip down the waterslides, or rent your own "beachfront patio". The whole family will love this tropical oasis in the heart of West Edmonton Mall.
Nearest mall entrance: 50
The world's largest indoor amusement park is yours for the conquering with more than 27 spectacular rides, attractions and play areas for all ages. Muster up your courage and ride Mindbender, the world's largest triple-loop roller coaster, or take the kiddos to the Galaxy Kids Playpark. Perfect for a first date, or an unforgettable outing with the fam jam.
Nearest mall entrance: 12
Mayfield Toyota Ice Palace
There are some exciting renovations taking place at the Mayfield Toyota Ice Palace! Though the rink is closed for now, it is set to re-open in December with some shiny new additions like a heating and cooling floor which improves the ice's surface. Channel your inner Elvis Stojko and skate like nobody's watching this holiday season.
Nearest mall entrance: 8
From upscale boutique dining to casual family fare to vibrant nightlife venues, BRBN St. offers a range of unique flavours with a delectably diverse selection of cuisine. We suggest grabbing a bite and a pint at 1st RND, then heading over to Rick Bronson's The Comic Strip for non-stop laughs from some of North America's finest (and funniest) comedians.
Nearest mall entrance: 6
Fuel up on the fly at one of West Edmonton Mall's 2 fully stocked food courts. Swing by your favourite fast food pit stops or head to indie favourites like Chachi's— serving up fresh baked buns from local bakeries, sauces made from scratch in-house and fresh produce piled high with the tastiest meats and cheeses.
Nearest mall entrance: 2 and 14
The Rec Room
The Rec Room redefines the meaning of fun with 54,000 sq. feet of great games and mouth-watering eats. Try dishes inspired by Canada's vast and varied landscapes at THREE10 (we suggest the Pickle-Brined Fried Chicken). For more Canadiana, grab some poutine with a twist at The Shed. With additions like butter-poached lobster, slow roasted pork, and house smoked brisket, you'll think you've died and gone to french-fry heaven.
Nearest mall entrance: 31
With over 800 stores and services spanning over 48 city blocks, you're bound to find what you're looking for at WEM. Some of our favourite shops include Simons, Anthropologie, Kate Spade, Frank + Oak, Indochino, Zara, Sephora, River City Games, and so much more. Stop by one of the mall's touch screen directories to make your plan of attack, or head to Guest Services (near Galaxyland's main gate on level one, or next to the Santa Maria Ship on level one) for more information as well as wheelchair and scooter rentals.
Tip: If parking seems a little overwhelming on busy days (like Black Friday), head to the overflow lot across the street on 90th Ave.