We had just arrived in Edmonton from Jasper. The route to our hotel passed the West Edmonton Mall, so since I had never been there we decided to have a look.
The mall opened in 1981 and was the largest in the world until 2004. It is still the largest mall in North America.
Parking was not a problem and we ventured into the shopping center. There are the usual stores just many more of them.
The main attractions in the mall are the five acre water park with the worlds largest indoor wave pool and a high speed water slide called the Sky Screamer. The Ice Palace has an NHL sized rink. It is open for public skating and the Edmonton Oilers have used is as a practice rink.
All in all the West Edmonton Mall is just that a very big shopping mall. The various entertainment venues are what makes it different from the rest and worth a look when in Edmonton.