Reason #79 of '101 Reasons Why I Heart Edmonton'

The Shopping

By Emil Tiedemann

When its Christmastime in Edmonton, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to where to get your holiday shopping done. All year round, there’s an abundance of places offering up everything from the international brand name fashions to trinkets hand-made by local artisans. 

Edmonton is home to more than a dozen shopping centres, including North America’s largest, West Edmonton Mall. On the opposite side of the city is South Edmonton Common, the largest retail power centre in the country, with more than 150 shops & services spread over 320 acres. 

For those into relics and antiques, check out the two-storey Old Strathcona Antique Mall near Whyte Avenue.


Other folks prefer to hit up some of the smaller centres to spend their hard-earned dollars, like Kingsway, Southgate, Londonderry, City Centre, Northgate, or Mill Woods Town Centre, home to all the famous brands we’ve come to love or hate. 

For Edmontonians who have a flare for indie or local, they’ll likely head down to Whyte Avenue in Old Strathcona, the downtown 4th Street Promenade, or High Street just off 124th, all anchored by smaller shops and boutiques that rely on loyal clientele. 

Then there’s the Old Strathcona Antique Mall for the antiquers, the flea markets for the bargain hunters, Hub Mall for the University students, and the upcoming outlet mall at the Edmonton International Airport for the out-of-towners. We’ve got something for everyone, no matter your style or budget. #yegshop

Make sure you sift through the Edmonton Made catalogue for all kinds of good made right here in #yeg!

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