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3 of 5 bubbles Review of CF Chinook Centre

CF Chinook Centre
Ranked #24 of 294 things to do in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: CF Chinook Centre is Western Canada’s premiere shopping experience. With 250 stylish shops to choose from, you can fully embrace your inner fashionista. Whether it’s a stop at the iconic Hudson’s Bay or a visit to Canada’s first Nordstrom location, Apple or Microsoft there is something for everyone. Indulge in luxury brands and stores exclusive to CF Chinook Centre in Calgary including Kate Spade, Burberry, Tory Burch, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, Anthropologie and Stuart Wietzman. The centre offers a break from shopping with seven full-service restaurants plus a vibrant food court with over 19 savory eateries. CF Chinook Centre has entertainment options for the entire family. Snap a photo of our towering Albertosauras and our imaginative flying machines. Or travel back in time on our handcrafted carousel. If you have time, take in a show at our Cineplex Odeon (IMAX) or challenge the kids to a fun-filled game of bowling at Chinook Bowladrome. The centre is conveniently located at the intersection of Macleod and Glenmore Trail; 20 minutes from Calgary International Airport, 10 minutes from downtown and Calgary Stampede grounds. Easily accessible by Calgary Transit, car2go and taxi, also offering weekend valet.
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“When not to visit...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

This is Calgary's prime mall. But honestly don't go during the Christmas rush or boxing week. This mall was built back in 1969, when Calgary's population was only 400,000. Now it's 1.1 million in 2014, the parking lot is not big enough to accommodate this kind of population.

Other than that, it a fun mall to shop, dine and play (there's a merry go around on the second floor).

Visited December 2013
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“Empty in March”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

I have read about this mall before my visit and I really expected more. The clothes are overpriced and there are fewer stores than Vaughan Mills (ON) for example. Few people on Sunday too.

Visited March 2014
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Burlington, Canada
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“A little confusing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

To get around this mall and get to where you want or need to, better have a map. It has everything but not easy or quick to get around.

Visited February 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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“Great shopping and entertainment”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

This mall has it all including a top notch food court, theatre and even a Chapters. This is our favourite shopping destination in Calgary and there isn't much this mall is missing.

Visited February 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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“Best Mall in Calgary”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2014

Chinook Centre is the best mall Calgary has to offer. That's not to say that it's amazing, but in terms of shopping, they have the best selection and many of the stores that aren't in other malls in the city (i.e. Zara, Abercrombie, Anthropologie, etc). They also have a relatively big heated underground parking for the cold days, which is basically 9 months out of the year in Calgary.

Visited January 2014
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