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Old Jun 13th, 1997, 03:15 PM
Goran Kozuvarov
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Hi there i'm planning a roadtrip from Thompson,Manitoba to go outwest-P.A,Saskatoon
,Edmonton,Princeton and south to Vancouver.
But basically i'm asking anybody familiar with Edmonton and specifically West Edmonton Mall.
I haven't been to Edmonton in over 12 years,the
mall wasn't being built yet so i've never saw it.
Can anybody tell me what they have there and,can you spend a good week there without
having to be bored ? What are the prices like?
Hotel prices? I hear they have waterparks,and
bungy jumping and other recreational activities...
how large can this mall possibly be,please if any
body has any info. please write back to me i
would be greatly appreciated.Thankyou so much.

Old Jun 13th, 1997, 06:29 PM
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Hi there
I was at West Edmonton Mall about 5 years ago and there is alot to see and do there. I didn't have the kids with me so I didn't use the amusement park but I did hang out and watch for a while. There were roller coasters and everything else you could imagine.
When you walk around the mall. you'll stumble upon animals like a zoo. The ice rink there is where the Edmonton Oilers use to have their practices. The water park has a great wave pool to float around in.
I didn't see any bungy jumping but it wouldn't surprise me. It would be lots of fun to stay right there in the Fantasy Land Hotel if you had the money. As far as Edmonton itself goes, it's a beautiful city but a typical "big city"
Old Jun 13th, 1997, 06:32 PM
Carla {again}
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Me again
Just a piece of advice. You asked how big could it be? Make sure you remember where you parked the car! No kidding!!
Old Jun 15th, 1997, 05:42 PM
Jane Lauginiger
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Our family visited the West Edmonton Mall and the city of Edmonton last August. We were overwhelmed with the size of both! The city has a population of 800,000 and it the easiest big city to find your way around. The mall has an indoor water park, an amusement park, a dolphin show, an ice skating rink, a hotel, submarine rides not to mention movie theaters, resaurants, as well as numerous stores. We found it hard to be bored. We all shopped in an older part of the city. We found two very new malls north of the West Edmondton Mall in which to shop.
Old Jun 18th, 1997, 12:04 PM
Dana Landro
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We live in Edmonton, and close to the mall too, so we can give you some advice. You don't necessarily have to stay at the Fantasyland Hotel. There are a lot of other hotels that have positioned themselves close to the mall (eg. West Harvest Inn - a less expensive hotel which has won housekeeping awards, and the Best Western Westwood Inn). There are also bed and breakfasts close to WEM. B&B's are a good way to visit any locality because of their affordability and the opportunity to speak to residents about things to do, etc. Examples include Chez Susanne, J.V's, Memory Lane, and South Haven. Only stay at Fantasyland if you don't mind paying a premium price, and if you're interested in theme rooms. I hear the hotel has an excellent Sunday Brunch.

Things to do at WEM incude hundreds of stores, three different movie theatres, an indoor waterpark complete with waterslides and waves, an indoor amusement park with a roller coaster that I frankly refuse to go on but that many of my friends just love, restaurants, night life at Bourbon Street, a new giant adult bar upstairs in the third phase, and next to it, a huge family 50's style venue named Red's which has lots to do (games, bowling, dancing/live performances, comedy, food,etc), dolphin shows, ice skating, mini-golf, a huge casino and bingo hall, submarine tours, and probably much more that I'm forgetting.

There's more to Edmonton than WEM though, like Fort Edmonton Park, the Provincial Museum, the ecclectic Whyte Avenue (best to visit on a Saturday), the muttart conservatory, several golf courses, and a vast selection of festivals (Jazz City, The Work's Art Festival, a Taste of Edmonton, Carribean Mardi-Gras, the Heritage Festival, the Fringe Theatre Festival, the Street Performer's Festival, Klondike Days, and what has been referred to by many performers as the best folk festival in Canada.

We hope that you enjoy your stay in Edmonton. Have fun at West Edmonton Mall, and anywhere else you choose to visit.


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