Canada is a prosperous nation, where people enjoy high per capita income and a good standard of living. The citizens have a good spending capacity, which has resulted in establishment of some big shopping malls around the country. Flourishing tourism also generates good income figures for these malls.
Listed below are the top 10 largest shopping malls in Canada:
1.West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Alberta
Located on the top spot in the list of largest shopping malls in Canada is the West Edmonton Mall, located in Edmonton in Alberta province. The mall, which was established in 1981, has more than 800 showrooms, spread in a retail space of 3,800,000 sq feet. It is also the largest mall in North America and the third largest in the world. The mall boasts of the largest indoor amusement park, water-park and wave pool, which attracts nearly 29 million visitors every year.
2.Metropolis at Metrotown, Burnaby, British Columbia
With nearly 450 retail stores in a retail space of 1,783,005 sq feet, the Metropolis at Metrotown mall in Burnaby features on no 2 position in the list. It was established in 1986 and has some major stores including Sears, Real Canadian Superstore, Silvercity, H&M, Forever 21, etc. the number of annual visitors here is about 25 million.
3.Square One, Mississauga, Ontario
Next among the largest malls in Canada is the Square One Mall in Mississauga, which has more than 360 stores located in a 1,621,000 sq feet area. Nearly 21 million visit this mall every year. Some major stores in this mall, set up in 1973, are Walmart, Zara, Target, Empire Theaters, Topshop and Hudsons Bay.
4.Eaton Center, Toronto, Ontario
Occupying a total retail area of nearly 1,566,093 sq feet, the Eaton Center in Toronto, features next in the list. The mall, which was started in 1977, has some reputed stores like Sears, Nordstorm, Best Buy, Canadian Tire and Sport Chek. It is one of the largest visited malls, attracting nearly 50 million people annually.
5.Yorkdale, Toronto, Ontario
The Yorkdale, established in 1964, is another mall in Toronto, which is included among the largest malls in Canada. The 240+ stores in this mall are spread in a retail space of 1,541,725 sq feet and it has an annual visitors figure of 20 million.
6.Galeries de la Capitale, Quebec City, Quebec
Next in this list, comes the name of Galeries de la Capitale in Quebec City, which has nearly 280 stores in a retail space of 1,504,736 sq feet. Established in 1981, this mall gets nearly 11 million visitors each year.
7.Bramalea City Center, Brampton, Ontario
With a retail space of 1,443,190 sq feet having about 342 stores, the Bramalea City Center in Brampton comes on no7 position among the top 10 largest shopping malls in Canada. The mall was started in 1973 and currently has nearly 16 million visitors annually.
8.Pacific Center, Vancouver, British Columbia
The Pacific Center Mall in Vancouver was established in 1971 and has about 102 stores in a retail space of 1,390,000 sq feet. The popular mall attracts nearly 18 million visitors every year.
9.Chinook Center, Calgary, Alberta
With a retail space area of 1,355,000 sq feet, the Chinook Center in Calgary comes on no 9 among the largest shopping malls in Canada. This mall started operating in 1960 and has some 250 stores, including Topshop, The Gap, Sport Chek, Apple Store, Microsoft, H&M and Sony. Nearly 14 million visit the mall annually.
10.Carrefour Laval, Laval, Quebec
The Carrefour Laval was established in 1974 and its total retail space of about 1,318,000 sq feet makes it one of the biggest shopping malls in Canada. The mall has a total of 354 stores, attracting nearly 12 million visitors every year.
Some other big malls in Canada are Scarborough Town Center, Halifax Shopping Center, Polo Park and Guildford Town Center.