Ready. Set. Shop. Alberta is home to shops, malls and markets perfect for perusing or a serious shopping adventure.

West Edmonton Mall

Come for the shopping. Stay for everything else. With over 800 stores and restaurants, 12 attractions and two hotels, the only question is where to start! Beyond shopping, the mall is home to the world’s largest indoor lake as well as the world’s largest indoor wave pool, a theme park, waterslides and more. 

West Edmonton Mall attracts more than 32 million people per year, making this an absolute destination for people coming from all over the world.

Discover West Edmonton Mall

Shop ‘til you drop, then hit the wave pool.
Spend a warm summer evening soaking in the old western vibes of Cochrane’s historic downtown.

Historic neighbourhoods. Modern shopping.

Alberta’s cities and towns are home to shopping districts that are equal parts old-time charm and unique shopping destination. Edmonton’s Whyte Avenue and Cochrane’s downtown are both home to locally-made goods, fun dining opportunities, boutique clothing stores and more.

Frequently asked questions

Shopping for kids? A stuffed moose or bear makes a memorable keepsake and can be found all over the province, especially in mountain towns and shops. Shopping for an adult? The options are endless, but timeless favourites are maple syrup, locally-made spirits, t-shirts, art or Indigenous goods and crafts. Check out the shops where you’re staying you’re sure to find something great!

The largest mall in Alberta, and in Canada, is West Edmonton Mall. The mall spans the equivalent of 48 city blocks, with over 800 stores and restaurants, a waterpark, theme park, indoor lake, ice rinks and more.

Alberta is the only province in Canada without a provincial sales tax. Goods and services are charged only the federal 5% Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Luxury brand shopping is available at malls and stores in Calgary and Edmonton, as well as Banff and Lake Louise. Outlet shopping is available at Crossiron Mills north of Calgary, as well the Premium Outlet Collection Edmonton International Airport.

Looking to ethically purchase authentic Indigenous artwork? Prior to purchase, attempt to gain information about the artist and the artwork you are looking to buy. There are plenty of shops and galleries in Alberta selling authentic Indigenous items and art, and the reputable ones will be able to guide you in learning about the artwork and the artist.