Shopping can become tedious fast if you don’t know where to go. Calgary has a ton of different malls and shopping areas that are all a little different from each other. So, we thought we would try and help make it a little easier for you to find what you are looking for one quadrant at a time.
Below is a list compiled for the best shopping areas for the Northwest quadrant of Calgary, if we are missing one area that you think should be included in the list please send us a tip:
Market Mall has wide variety of over 200 stores that carry anything from clothing to food. In terms of clothing they have Banana Republic, Below the Belt, Bench, Guess?, H&M and more. There is a Disney Store, Children’s Place, Toys ‘R’ Us and more for the kids. If the kids get board of shopping there is a “Monkey Around/ Playground” by the Guest Services to keep them entertained. If you’re hungry there is an abundance of places to eat, from restaurants to a decent sized food court. It is also possible to purchase gift cards to Market Mall, if you can’t decide where to go to get that special gift.
With over 350 stores located at this outdoor shopping centre, you are almost guaranteed to find the very thing or things you were looking for. There are fast food joints such as A&W, if you need something quick and restaurants like Montana’s and Brewster’s Brewing Company & Restaurant, if you have a little more time to spend sitting and enjoying a meal. There are some clothing stores, pet stores (petland), beauty stores and more. After a long day of shopping one can go and enjoy a movie at the Cineplex Odeon Cinemas movie theater.
With roughly 80 brand name stores, Northland is a smaller shopping mall but still has lots of things to look at and purchase. There is lots of parking and the indoor mall is accessible by many different buses. There is a nice sized food court here with a variety of cuisines like, Koya Japan and Second Cup. This mall features a small play place for children to play at. Unique stores are located here such as Tick-Tock and La Hacienda and one can find more well-known stores too like Walmart and Best Buy.
Since 1958, North Hill Centre has served Calgary with its numerous shops and services. Currently there are over 100 stores and services in the shopping centre as well as professional offices on the 2nd floor and a condominium complex nearby. It is not a hustle and bustle mall, it is slower moving and hosts a number of shops that are fun to stop by. There are restaurants such as Chili’s here and a food court that hosts an assortment of venders like, Timothy’s world coffee and Tiki Ming.
Beacon Hill is a newer shopping centre and has 61 different units with lots of amazing tenants. It can get quite busy here mostly because of the Costco that is constantly full. There are some improvements that can be made to this development but it is home to some good eating like Swiss Chalet and larger shops like Canadian tire. Once you can navigate your way through the shopping centre it is easy to find what you need here.