How To Make The Most Of Your WEM Experience
How To Make The Most Of Your WEM Experience
Posted on June 15, 2023
Shopping at West Edmonton Mall Toyota is unlike any experience you've had with other dealerships in the past. Because we're located in the largest mall in North America, the level of convenience and exclusive benefits we can offer our customers is second to none.
With dozens of retail, food, fitness, entertainment options and more, we want to show how you can make the most of your WEM experience.
What Makes West Edmonton Mall So Special?
As the largest mall in North America, WEM is 5.3 million square feet which is roughly the size of a small city. But hey, who's counting?
WEM has over 800 stores and services, two hotels, a waterpark and 100 different places to eat and drink. It truly is like its own little village with something to offer just about everyone.
Why Did We Choose WEM As The Home Of Our New Dealership?
Anyone who has spent time in a car dealership knows how outdated and boring they can feel. Sitting in a crowded waiting room, drinking stale coffee and flipping through an old newspaper sounds about standard, right?
We knew we could do better. Being able to offer our customers access to shopping, fine dining, entertainment experiences and more all within just a few steps of one another was the perfect solution. So how do we recommend you shop and service with us to get the most out of your experience?
Forget Self Parking - Use Our Valet Services
Finding the perfect parking spot at WEM can be challenging on busy days. We figured — why not offer a valet parking service for our guests?
We made the process as easy as possible. All you have to do is pull your vehicle through our Valet Station at Entrance 50, drop it off with us and hit the mall. When you’re all finished and ready to head home, swing by our Service Desk with your ticket and we’ll pull your vehicle through our drive-thru.
Valet drop-off costs $20 a day, and you can even have your vehicle serviced or detailed with us while you shop. Just choose the detail package or service you need and pay for it when you pick up your ride at the end of the day.
Hungry? There Are No Shortages of Food Options
Now that your car has been dropped off with our valet team, you might be feeling hungry. Luckily, you have over 100 dining choices in every corner of the mall.
Make your way to Bourbon Street and grab a bite at Hudsons Canadian Taphouse, Five & Dive, 1st Rnd, Earls, or Moxies.
If you feel like something a little more elevated, Japanese Village is a great option with personal chefs that cook delicious Japanese cuisine right in front of you.
Or, if you want to be quick, there are three food courts located around the mall that offer over 50 fast food options like Subway, New York Fries, and Orange Julius.
There are also dozens of coffee shops like Starbucks and Second Cup for the remote worker. Our personal favourite java spot is Ayco Bakery. They use local ingredients and freshly bake all their goods every morning. You can find them here. (Their Cruffins are a must-try!)
WEM is also home to Fat Unicorn Brewery if small bites and beers are more your thing. And if you plan on grabbing dinner and want a higher-class experience, Cactus Club and L1 Lounge have fantastic dinner and drink menus for the perfect night out.
You’re Busy? The Mall Makes Multitasking Easy
There are only so many hours in the day to get everything done, right? WEM is not just a place to shop and eat — it’s a warm place to get errands done, too. Instead of driving around the city to different locations, get all your stuff done in one convenient spot.
Grab some groceries, see a doctor, get your eyes checked, book a haircut… you can even make use of WEM’s Personalized Shopping Service where the professionals get the job done for you. The list of available amenities inside the mall are endless.
Catch a Movie or Go Bowling
Where else in Edmonton can you bring your vehicle in for servicing and then walk next door and check out a new movie with some popcorn? Check the latest showings here.
If new flicks aren’t your thing, get some bowling in at Eds. While walk-ins are available based on availability, we recommend making an appointment beforehand.
Why Not Get a Work-Out In?
If you have time to kill during your next service appointment, why not get a workout in at Crunch Fitness? They offer free single-use drop-in passes for West Edmonton Mall Toyota customers.
They also offer different plans and packages that accommodate busy schedules in case you decide to make Crunch a part of your weekly workout routine.
Enjoy a Day at the Waterpark, Galaxyland or Mini Golf
Thousands of our customers have growing families with little ones that need entertaining. Ever tried keeping a five-year-old entertained while your spouse shops for a new vehicle? We’ve seen firsthand — it’s virtually impossible.
Next time you need to visit us, take the kids to the Waterpark or Galaxyland beforehand. Day passes are available for the whole family and kids under 2 are free.
Turning a boring service appointment or test drive into a family day of fun is one of the best ways to make the most of your WEM experience.
Or Do What Everyone Loves To Do Inside The Mall… Go Shopping
We mentioned there are over 800 stores and services within the mall, right? Every type of store imaginable is right at your fingertips from women's fashion to men's formal wear, game stores, bridal boutiques, western wear, shoe stores, wine and liquor stores, jewelry shops and more.
There are also dozens of local retailers with Edmonton-made goods and services where you can spend your money and know you are supporting small businesses.
For example, The Skinny is an Edmonton-owned and operated boutique that features on-trend women's and children's fashion and home decor— including brands unique to the Edmonton area.
Under their own label, they've designed a signature cardigan that is one-size-fits-all and restocked often. If that's not enough, they even have a monthly book club and personal styling that can be scheduled through their online booking tool.
Out of Town Guests Can Even Stay The Night
We have customers from all over Alberta like in Grand Prairie and Fort McMurray. We want you to get the most out of your next visit with us. The next time you need to see us, why not make a getaway out of it?
Book a room at the Fantasyland hotel and plan a weekend full of activities. Save yourself the hassle of a day trip and get everything you need to do all within a weekend.
This is a great option for out-of-towners who need a bigger multi-day service or who want to finalize a deal on a vehicle right away.
Did We Miss Anything?
Being inside West Edmonton Mall has allowed us to show our guests a level of convenience that is unlike any other car dealership in Edmonton.
For real — where else can you get access to everything the mall has to offer all within the same warm and accessible location? We even park your vehicle for you if you want.
And for our guests that want to avoid WEM altogether? No worries. We have a separate entrance and exit including a separate parts pick-up desk.
Make The Most Of Your WEM Experience
So now that you have taken a look at our handy list of how to make your next trip to WEM the best it can be, here are some useful resources to help plan your visit.