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Sky Divers

Currently Active: NoOpening Year: 1986Year Closed: Unknown Sky Divers was a parachute drop ride in Fantasyland, later known as Galaxyland, in West Edmonton Mall. The ride was in operation for only a very period, immediately following the parks expansion which had its grand opening in 1986. The ride was an early 2-person version of the … Continue reading Sky Divers

Lego Store at West Edmonton Mall

The Lego Store at West Edmonton Mall is a retail location of the brand Lego. It is considered a flagship location among Canada and is Canada’s largest Lego store. The store occupies the center space of Phase IV. Once home to Woodward’s, and later The Bay. After the Bay location closed, the department store footprint … Continue reading Lego Store at West Edmonton Mall

Europa Blvd.

Overlooking the once scenic, but now wacky, 18 hole mini putt course, is the classic indoor Parisian street: Europa Blvd. Truly a unique sight to see, this bit of outdoor Europe is an elegant addition to West Edmonton Mall. This area of the mall hosts some deluxe shops, such as Simon’s and formerly Henry Singer, and even … Continue reading Europa Blvd.

Alpha Flight at WEM

Marvel’s Alpha Flight have not once, but twice, saved Edmonton and West Edmonton Mall from the clutches of evil. Marvel Comics’ used the Mall as a setting for their heroes adventures in two separate storylines. The first was in 1985, when Alpha Flight battled Omega Flight in West Edmonton Mall. And because in 1985 Phase … Continue reading Alpha Flight at WEM

Christmas in Wonderland (2007)

In the mid 2000’s, the citizens of Edmonton were confused. Why? Because their beloved West Edmonton Mall still had their Christmas decorations up… in the middle of summer. The official word from the mall, at least early on, was that they were “trying to spread the Christmas Cheer year-round”. It was kind of weird. But … Continue reading Christmas in Wonderland (2007)

Phase IV Expansion

In the late 90’s, what was presented as the Phase 4 expansion of West Edmonton Mall was completed. This ‘expansion’ differed from the others in that it didn’t actually add additional footprint to the mall. In the early 1990’s, the mall’s Woodward’s location closed, due to bankruptcy of the company. Many of their retail locations were … Continue reading Phase IV Expansion

Phase III Expansion

Keeping pace with the previous expansion, Phase 3 of West Edmonton Mall opened to the public in 1985. Once again, exactly two years after the launch of Phase 2. However, many of the attractions included in this phase were not fully completed and did not open until the following year. The Phase III expansion was the largest … Continue reading Phase III Expansion

Phase II Expansion

Nearly two years to the day after the mall’s grand opening, the Phase 2 expansion of West Edmonton Mall was completed. The first of what would be three new expansions to the mall drove home the reality of how iconic the mall would eventually become. No longer a simple retail location, alternative attractions were now introduced to the super mall. … Continue reading Phase II Expansion

History of West Edmonton Mall

Opening of West Edmonton Mall On September 15 1981, Edmonton had a population of just a hair over 500,000 people. However, after this date, this relatively unknown northern city located in Alberta, Canada would be changed forever. Once a location with no international attention, what occurred on this day would thrust Edmonton into the spotlight – Edmonton would become a … Continue reading History of West Edmonton Mall

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