Edmonton Back to School Shopping 2022

Hard to believe that it’s that time of year again!  Get the kids ready for back to school with our handy guide of places to find great deals, fashionable clothing, accessories, supplies and more.  Every kid will feel fantastic for the first day back and you’ll have covered everything they need without breaking a sweat (or the bank).  Let’s shop!

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Skateboarding culture has permeated the fashion world making skater style popular over the past few years.  Your teens will love the cool casual mix of sweats, court shoes, hoodies, tees and cargo pants.  In fact, you might, too!  Dyce has three locations in Edmonton including West Edmonton Mall and Premium Outlet Collection.

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Portage and Main

Portage and Main is a standout among retailers of children’s and youth clothing.  Many online orders are made-to-order, all fabrics use low-impact dyes that are safer for the environment, and the company ethos is to design “…clothing to be with your kids longer than a season.”.  Find sweatshirts and tees with clever prints emblazoned on the front, ballcaps and joggers that kids will love.

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Shop Chop

A gift shop with flair, Shop Chop has all the extra accessories to make a fashionable impact.  Layflat notebooks with colourful covers, “sarcastic” notepads (Tomorrow’s Problems, Queen of Lists) for reminders, hair accessories, enamel pins and jacket patches are among the options.  Kids and teens will be kitted out in all the cool detail items that round out their look for the new school year.

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Bianca Amor’s Liquidation Centre

It wouldn’t be an exciting shopping trip without the potential for big bargains and you can find those at Bianca Amor’s Liquidation Centre.  There are two locations in Edmonton but keep in mind that this is a hunt!  You’ll find different items on every visit that range from packaged food, clothing, electronics, toys… really almost anything.  If you have a big family to get ready for school, consider popping in to make your budget go further.

Other Favourite Back to School Shopping Destinations

Feel like a one-stop shop?  Take a look at our selections to get everything done in one place!

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Kingsway Mall

This downtown mall with tons of parking is easy to get to and has every type of store you’ll need to get those back school preparations done.  The Children’s Place, H&M, Bentley, Walmart and Dollarama are among your options.  And if you choose to visit Portage and Main (per the profile above), you’re already at Kingsway!

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Premium Outlet Collection – Edmonton International Airport

For all the most popular brands at up to 65% off the regular retail prices, Edmonton’s outlet mall is for you.  Gap Factory, Under Armour, Bluenotes, Adidas, Levi’s Outlet are only a few of the stores to check items off your list.

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West Edmonton Mall

Stop in at North America’s largest shopping destination where you’ll find more than 800 stores, dining, and multiple family-friendly attractions.  Getting the kids ready is easy with shops like Gap Kids, Kids Footlocker, Old Navy, West 49 and Indigo. 

For more suggestions and locations for your back to school shopping, check out our guide for shopping in Edmonton’s Southside.  And guess what?  Our popular 1, 2, 3 Pick Your Rewards Deal is coming back!  

It includes your hotel booking at the best available rate, PLUS high-value inclusions like gas cards, Ultimate Dining Cards and prepaid MasterCards.  Stay more nights, get more freebies.  Keep watching your inbox for start dates and details.

Terms and Conditions

The “1,2, 3 Pick Your Rewards”, Terms and Conditions and Blackout Dates 

Rewards Program campaign dates

Reward package available to book from January 5, 2022 for stays to December 31, 2024 for rewards except for possible blackout dates. At present there are no blackout dates scheduled.

Rewards are subject to while supplies last.  Substitutions of equivalent kind, value may be made as necessary.  Rewards are non-transferable, no cash value, no cash back.

  • Rewards are non-transferable, non-exchangeable, have no cash value, no cash back.
  • Rewards cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion.
  • Reward deal is net non-commissionable.

Blackout dates

At present there are no blackout dates scheduled. 

In the event blackout dates are scheduled, any guest who makes a booking for a hotel stay during the blackout period prior to the blackout period being named will receive the rewards they are booked for. 

Rewards Program offerings

Book one night’s stay with Edmonton’s Best Hotels and receive your choice of one of three $50 rewards excluding blackout dates:

  • $50 Gas Card or
  • $50 Prepaid Mastercard, or
  • $50 Ultimate Dining Card

Book two night’s stay with Edmonton’s Best Hotels and receive your choice of one of five reward packages excluding blackout dates:

  • $150 prepaid MasterCard, or
  • $75 Gas card and $75 MasterCard, or
  • $75 Gas card and $75 Ultimate Dining Card, or

Book three night’s stay with Edmonton’s Best Hotels and receive your choice of one of four reward packages excluding blackout dates:

  • Three Night Reward 1: $225 Prepaid Mastercard
  • Three Night Reward 3: $75 Ultimate Dining Card + $75 Prepaid Mastercard + $75 Gas Card

One choice of reward per stay. 

Guest must be 18 years of age or older at time of redemption. 

Prepaid Mastercard’s can be used for online purchases only. In Canada, prepaid Mastercard’s cannot be used at any retail outlet (including your hotel) with point-of-sale systems.

Rewards distribution

Rewards will be emailed directly to guests within 48 hours of Edmonton’s Best Hotels confirming their check-in.  Rewards are not provided by the hotel’s front desk.   All rewards are sent electronically. 


Guest must reserve a minimum of 24 hours prior to arrival.

Rewards are NOT available for reservations made less than 24 hours in advance of arrival.

Reservations made directly with hotels and not through Edmonton’s Best Hotels are not eligible for rewards. No exceptions. Rewards are only provided to guests who book through Edmonton’s Best Hotels online booking platform.  Booking reservation confirmations will have Edmonton’s Best Hotels branding on them. Rewards not provided for hotel reservations during specified blackout dates.

Reservations cannot be extended by hotels for additional rewards.

Guests may add a night to an existing one-night deal reservation and receive additional rewards if the request is made a minimum of 24 hours in advance of arrival.

Booking terms and conditions

Rewards provided for more than one night, must be for consecutive nights under one registration under one name at one property. In addition, no more than up to three consecutive nights will be honoured. If a guest checks in for three days and then checks out and re-checks in for the next day, this is considered a consecutive night booking even if the second booking is made at different hotel.  

There must be a minimum of three days between bookings.

Multiple reservations for the same person for the same night(s) is considered a double booking and only one of those bookings will be eligible for rewards. For example, if a guest books two nights on x and y date and then makes another two-night booking for the same dates at the same hotel or another hotel, EBH considers this a double booking and will honour rewards for only one of those bookings. 

Is there a limit on the number of bookings I make on different dates?  Edmonton Best Hotels welcomes repeat business.  Some of our guests visit Edmonton every month.  Please note as stated earlier there must be a minimum of three days between bookings. Please also note stated blackout dates.

Cancelling and date changes to reservations

If a guest wants to cancel or change the dates of their booking.

What if I want to cancel my booking?  Edmonton Best Hotels must cancel your booking (not the hotel).  If you want to cancel, contact info@edmh.ca and let us know.  We will cancel your booking and send you a cancellation number for your records.  Please do not cancel directly with the hotel.

What if I want to change the dates of my booking?  You must contact Edmonton Best Hotels at info@edmh.ca and let us know you want to make a date change.  Your original booking must be cancelled first.  You will receive a cancellation number for your records.  Then, you must rebook for your new dates.  The hotel nor Edmonton’s Best Hotels cannot make date changes to the original booking.  Please note this does not guarantee you will receive the same hotel rate when you rebook for different dates.

Any questions, please contact Edmonton Best Hotels at info@edmh.ca 

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