Do you know which Canadian mall runs through nearly 32-kilometres of tunnels, or which one makes the most cash? Read on to discover Canada’s biggest and coolest malls, and be sure to click through the rest of the Reader’s Digest Holiday Travel Guide for more festive travel fun.
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Toronto Eaton Centre
Built right in the heart of Toronto, the Eaton Centre-which, not surprisingly, was once anchored by quintessentially Canadian (and now long gone) retail giant, Eaton’s-is the nation’s largest urban mall, with four levels of shopping and some 230 retailers. Massive, arching skylights run the length of the mall, providing plenty of natural light to keep your shopping days sunny.
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West Edmonton Mall
Once the world’s largest mall (and still in the Top 10), this sprawling complex-which includes several amusement parks, an ice palace, a miniature golf course, a number of themed areas (Bourbon Street, Chinatown, Europa Boulevard), a waterpark, and a hotel-puts up some staggering numbers. It covers more than 6.1 million square feet, employs some 23,000 people, and welcomes more than 28 million visitors to its 800 stores and services every year.
(Photo by West Edmonton Mall)