The 10 Largest Shopping Malls in Canada

wave62_shopping_620x250Yearend is certainly a much-anticipated time for those who like to shop. For those who can’t wait to start searching for the best gifts and offerings, Brazilian Wave has prepared a list of the 10 largest and coolest Canadian shopping centres.

Canadians and Brazilians love shopping and sightseeing so we mustn’t let the cold stop us from getting out and enjoying great times with family and friends!

See the addresses and links to the official pages of the largest malls in the country!

1. West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Alberta

West Edmonton Mall 1755, 8882 170 Street Edmonton, AB T5T 4J2 Canada

West Edmonton Mall
1755, 8882 170 Street, Edmonton, AB T5T 4J2

Imagine a mall with 350 thousand square meters, more than 800 stores, more than 24,000 employees, and that takes in more than 30 million visitors a year. That would be the West Edmonton Mall. Opened in 1981, it was considered the largest mall in the world until 2004. It is currently the tenth largest in the world and the largest in North America.

The WEM also features two hotels, an indoor water park, an indoor lake that contains a saltwater habitat with three sea lions, a hockey rink and even an amusement park!

2. Metropolis at Metrotown, Burnaby, British Columbia


Metropolis at Metrotown
4720 Kingsway #604, Burnaby, BC V5H 4N2

With over 450 stores and services, this mall located in Metro Vancouver is the largest in British Colombia, and the second largest in Canada.

3. Square One, Mississauga, Ontario


Square One
100 City Centre Dr, Mississauga, ON L5B 2C9

Opened in 1973, this mall has over 360 stores and is the largest in Ontario, and the third largest in the country. With over 160,000 square meters, it is located about 28 kilometers from downtown Toronto.

4. CF Toronto Eaton Centre, Ontario



CF Toronto Eaton Centre
220 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 2H1

You can’t go to Toronto without visiting the largest urban shopping centre in the country. The Eaton Centre has four levels of shops and about 230 retail stores, not to mention the natural light provided by the mall’s massive trademark skylights.

5. Yorkdale, Toronto, Ontario


Yorkdale Shopping Centre
3401 Dufferin St, Toronto, ON M6A 2T9

Opened in 1964, Yorkdale is one of the oldest shopping malls in Canada. It was once the largest in the country and the first to include two anchor stores. Yorkdale has the second highest sales per area unit of any mall in the country, after the Pacific Centre in Vancouver.

6. Galeries de la Capitale, Québec City, Québec


Galeries de la Capitale
5401, boulevard des Galeries, Québec, Québec G2K 1N4

The largest mall in the capital city of the province of Quebec features 280 shops, as well as one of the largest indoor amusement parks in Canada, with roller coasters, a Ferris wheel and an ice rink, plus an IMAX cinema with the largest screen in the country.

7.Bramalea City Centre, Brampton, Ontario


Bramalea City Centre
25 Peel Centre Dr, Brampton, ON L6T 3R5

Since opening its doors to the public in 1970, this mall has been a major retail centre for the city of Brampton, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars being injected into the local economy.

8. CF Pacific Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia


CF Pacific Centre
701 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V7Y 1G5

A recent study discovered that the more than 100 stores in this urban Vancouver shopping centre, opened in 1971, generate more sales per square meter than any other mall in Canada.

9. CF Chinook Centre, Calgary, Alberta

Chinook Centre Calgary

CF Chinook Centre
6455 Macleod Trail Southwest, Calgary, AB T2H 0K8

One of the oldest malls in the country, opened in 1960, the largest mall in Calgary features 250 stores.

10. CF Carrefour Laval, Laval, Québec


CF Carrefour Laval
3035 Boulevard le Carrefour, Laval, QC H7T 1C8

Despite its name, this shopping centre in Laval, north of Montreal, has 350 stores and attracts about 12 million visitors every year.

Other major shopping malls across Canada

  • Scarborough Town Centre, Toronto, Ontario

300 Borough Drive, Scarborough, ON M1P 4P5

  • CF Rideau Centre, Ottawa, Ontario

50 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J7

  • Halifax Shopping Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia

7001 Mumford Rd, Halifax, NS B3L 2N9

  • Vaughan Mills, Vaughan, Ontario

1 Bass Pro Mills Dr, Vaughan, ON L4K 5W4

  • CF Polo Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba

1485 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3G 0W4

  • Guildford Town Centre, Surrey, British Columbia

10355 152 St, Surrey, BC V3R 7C1

  • Bayshore Shopping Centre, Nepean, Ontario (Ottawa)

100 Bayshore Dr, Nepean, ON K2B 8C1

Translated by Loretta Murphy