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Chinook Centre, Calgary

Categories: Shopping Malls, Shopping
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3.9/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web
Chinook Centre is the largest enclosed shopping centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada . It is located near the geographic centre of the city on Macleod Trail, just north of Glenmore Trail about 5km south of downtown, and three blocks west of the Chinook C-Train station.Chinook Centre is home to three major department stores, 250 stores, and several full service restaurants. It also contains a 900 seat food court offering more than 36 food vendors, a bowling alley, professional tower, and the Scotiabank Theatre Chinook, with 16 screens, an IMAX Theatre and two UltraAVX theatres.The focal point of the mall is a four-storey-high rotunda, with a fibre optic 'constellation' ceiling and a time capsule at the centre's axis, set to be opened in the year 2999.The mall is owned and operated by Cadillac Fairview, one of Canada's largest real estate property managers and developers.HistoryIn 1960, with Calgary's population and city limits rapidly expanding, the original section of Chinook Centre was opened on the site of the Chinook Drive-In Theatre and the adjacent Skyline drive-in and driving range. Designed as an open-air complex, the mall was anchored by Woodward's, Holt Renfrew, a bowling alley, and a branch of the Calgary Public Library.
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  • I was looking for a Lulu Lemon location so went to this mall. We only walked down one wing of this mall. Being from the U.S., I was unfamiliar with most of the stores but there were enough to have kep...  read more »
  • The people were very friendly the place was well laid out. Not to keen I have to walk for what seemed like miles to get to the ladies room and have to go downstairs. There was some good deals on and t...  read more »
  • Chinook seemed to have the normal brands we find in decent Alberta malls. Nordstrom was what drew me in because it's the only one in Alberta right now. If going to the mall on the weekend, be prepared...  read more »
  • Best mall in Calgary. Has all the high end stores. Great restaurants and theatre. Parking is always a pain. C train and bus is nearby
  • Great shopping location. Multiple stores to choose from to appeal to diferentes tastes and shopping styles. A varied food court and choice of restaurants make a great place to spend an afternoon. Family friendly facilities and convenient location( access via c train or byvcar). Only point to consider is that finding parking can be sometimes a challenge.
  • Great place to shop. Had a variety of different stores. If they do not have the item you are looking for in store we were informed that the could order it for you and ship it to your house; asked if they would ship to Saskatoon and was told yes.
  • Close to home, easy access. My favorite mall (and it has a Hot Topic, so extra points for that. Chinook, if you're reading this, keep that store and the HMV) in all of Calgary. No mall I know of (other than Southcentre) has as many stores in all of Calgary. 10/10
  • A standard mall, brought into the modern age. I say this because of the great underground parking system they have in place where the red light signifies the spot is taken, while a green light means its available. It's a little misleading sometimes as it doesn't work 100% of the time, but it's mostly bang on and really takes the effort out of looking for a spot. Other than the parking, the variety of stores is great. Lots of high-end stores on the newly redeveloped North wing, and then the standard "regular-people" stores all throughout the rest of the mall including a movie theater. The food court is great, with lots of options for the hungry shopper. For the kids, there's a merry-go-round to ride while one parent orders the food.
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