It's no secret that Edmonton is home to North America's largest mall. The 5.3 million square foot building is home to 800 stores, 100 restaurants, 2 hotels, a rollercoaster, waterpark, a zoo, casino, and so much more. With so many activities available to you, deciding things to do West Edmonton Mall can feel pretty overwhelming.

It could take days to fully explore every aspect, but if you’re on a time crunch make sure you check these iconic activities off your West Edmonton Mall bucket list.

World Waterpark

Location: 1st Floor

Price: $49.00 for general admission, discounts available.

Why you need to go: Splish, splash, come here to have a blast. With pools, epic waterslides, and hot tubs there’s water-based fun for everyone. The price of admission includes unlimited drink refills, free life jackets, and free swim diapers for the little ones. For an additional cost, you can rent a rooftop pina colada lounge, among others. The Cyclone is widely regarded as one of the adrenaline-inducing water slides.

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Sea Lion Encounter

Location: 8882 170th St, Edmonton, Alberta

Price: $14.00 General Admission

Why you need to go: You can get up close and personal with these adorable dogs of the sea. Pucker up and kiss their whiskered face, or splash around together in the water. The knowledgeable staff will teach you how to safely swim and play with the sea lions.

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Joli Cotton Candy

Location: 1st Floor Inside Galaxy Land

Price: Prices vary.

Why you need to go: Satiate your sweet tooth with these adorable cotton candy animals at Joli Cotton. The staff can make bears, unicorns, bunnies, and other animals by request. Don’t forget to snap a quick picture of your treat before diving in. Did you even eat Joli Cotton Candy if you didn’t Instagram it?

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Ed’s Bowling

Location: 3rd floor near SportChek

Price: $2.00 on Tuesdays

Why you need to go: More than just bowling, Ed’s offers pool, drinks, private bowling rooms, retro arcade games, and so much more. It’s impossible not to have fun in this lively atmosphere.

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Instagram Walls

Location: Sprinkled throughout the mall

Price: Free

Why you need to go: Indoors or out, there’s no shortage of murals and Instagram-worthy walls sprinkled throughout the mall that will give a serious boost to your Instagram aesthetic. So, grab a selfie stick or your BFF and pose the house down.

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Fantasy Land Hotel

Location: 7700 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB

Price: Rooms start at $178.00

Why you need to go: After a day of swimming, running around, and cotton candy sugar-highs, you’ll need a place to rest and relax. Look no further than the Fantasy Land Hotel. Each of the luxurious rooms has a unique theme. From igloos to space and every place in between your hotel stay is sure to be out of this world.

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