Alberta is a one-stop destination for the Canadian shopaholics housing some of the most popular and huge shopping malls in North America—from commercial malls to small boutique shops and markets, the city offer everyone something. Thanks to retail therapy that is highly popular in Alberta.
So, grab your credit card and hop in the shopping centers of Alberta, no matter if you’re looking for a thoughtful souvenir or a designer label for yourself. Here are the best shopping destinations you would want to include in your list.
West Edmonton Mall
This is one of the world’s largest shopping malls which offer everything you are looking for. One of the largest shopping and entertainment centers in the world, you could find all the big retailers and outlet stores with endless options to occupy your entire day. Start strolling through some exclusive boutiques, and then to luxury brands. For the shopaholics, the mall houses stores like Tommy Hilfiger, Saks Off 5th, Calvin Klein, shoppers drug mart flyer, and Nike. While you are warming up your credit card, you can distract the family with Galaxy Land, which is the world’s second largest indoor amusement park and has a massive roller coaster.
The mall also offers other distractions including a gigantic World Waterpark, a mini-golf course, Ice Palace skating rink, and IMAX 3D Theatre.
Millarville Farmer’s Market
Local markets are always the perfect destination to get your hands on some unique hand-made art and craft works. Millarville Farmers’ Market offers everything from food and produce to flowers to craft and jewelry. With more than 170 vendors, it now boasts of being Alberta’s largest outdoor market that attracts a sea of visitors whenever it opens. After shopping, there is also arrangement for live entertainment and music at the market which you can enjoy with some homemade cookies.
CrossIron Mills Mall
Put on your comfiest walking shoes to navigate your way through the Alberta’s largest one-level mall that has 200 stores and an incredible 100 outlets. Just 20 minutes north of downtown Calgary, you can find there everything for all ages—Gap Factory Store for kids, Coach Men’s Factory for your other family members, and a Designer Shoe Warehouse for adding some high-end touch to your shopping. Also, you can’t afford to miss their Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World which gives you a tour to watch outdoor scenes, Trophy fish, pontoon boats, murals, and life-sized wildlife.
If you are a fan of high-end fashion, then you should experience the pinnacle of shopping at Chinook Centre in southwest Calgary, Alberta. It is a palace of fashion, and houses some top luxurious brands like Hudson’s Bay, Tiffany & Co, Canada Goose, Saks Fifth Avenue, and many more. Also, the mall houses Canada’s first ever Nordstrom department store to get your credit card high on shopping. You are definitely going to spend most of your day shopping at Nordstrom. But be sure to leave enough time to check out the latest fashion at other luxurious stores.