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Calgary is a large city with ample shopping. In Calgary, there are many malls that often have some really good deals on clothing and other items for sale. Because the value of the Canadian dollar is usually less than the value of the American dollar, if you are traveling from the United States, you may have a bit of extra cash in your pocket.
If you're looking to do some rainy-day shopping, Calgary's largest indoor shopping centres are:
Clothing sizes : The Online Conversion website tells you the Canadian size that is equivalent to your size in your home country. If one of the pages on the Online Conversion website does not show Canadian sizes, assume they are the same as U.S. sizes.
There is some variation from one shopping mall to the next and one supermarket to the next. The following hours are fairly typical, give or take an hour.
Downtown : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday: 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Thursday & Friday: 10.00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Sunday and Holidays: 12.00 noon - 5.00 p.m.
Suburban shopping malls : Monday - Friday : 10.00 a.m. - 9.00 p.m.
Saturday : 8.00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Sunday and Holidays : 11.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Big box stores (IKEA, Toys-R-Us, Michael's, etc.) : Monday - Friday : 10.00 a.m. - 9.00 p.m.
Saturday : 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Sunday : 11.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Supermarkets : Monday - Friday : 9.00 a.m. - 10.00 p.m.
Saturday : 8.00 a.m. - 10.00 p.m.
Sunday : 9.00 a.m. - 9.00 p.m.
Small, independent stores in strip malls : tend to be closed on Sundays and holidays.
Convenience stores (small corner stores where you can buy bread, milk, etc.) : 7.00 a.m. - 11.00 p.m., seven days a week; many are open 24 hours.
Holidays : Stores (except some convenience stores) are closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Otherwise stores tend to observe Sunday shopping hours on public holidays .