The West Edmonton Mall, located in Edmonton, Alberta, is regarded as the largest shopping mall in North America. It covers a gross area of about 490,000 m2 (121 acres). There are over 800 stores and services, and parking for more than 20,000 vehicles. More than 24,000 people are employed at the property. The mall receives 32.2 million visitors per year; it also attracts between 90,000 and 200,000 shoppers daily, depending on the day and season.
Under one giant roof, families will enjoy staying in the Fantasyland hotel; playing in the Galaxyland rides and giant World Water-Park (with beaches, water slides and man made waves); watching the sea lion show and aquatic animals at Sea Life Caverns and Sea Lions Rock; and relaxing at the Mini Golf Course, Skating Rink or Movie complex. There are numerous restaurants too! Albertans often take their family for a weekend trip and stay overnight. A truly great family pass time during the long, cold Alberta winters!