MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Walmart Canada today announced that it will operate 200 of its 373 stores nationwide around the clock in December. More than half of the country's Walmart stores will open their doors on December 7 and leave them open until closing time on Christmas Eve.
"Every day is a shopping day in the days leading up to Christmas whether it's in our stores or online at walmart.ca," said Jim Thompson, Walmart Canada's chief operations officer. "Our research shows that customers are waiting to complete their Christmas purchases so we expect our marathon shopping to be very well received this year."
In recent years, Walmart Canada has offered 24-hour shopping during the Christmas shopping period. For everyone from busy moms to shift workers, flexible hours, one-stop shopping and everyday low prices continue to make Walmart stores a top destination for holiday shoppers year after year.
One or more Walmart stores in the following cities will operate 24-hours-a-day from December 7 until closing time on December 24, unless otherwise noted. Customers should confirm exact locations and schedules at walmart.ca.
Alberta: Airdrie; Calgary; Cold Lake; Drayton Valley; Edmonton; Edson; Fort McMurray; Grand Prairie; Leduc; Lethbridge; Lloydminster; Medicine Hat; Okotoks; Red Deer; Sherwood Park; Spruce Grove; St. Albert; Strathmore; Wetaskiwin; Whitecourt.
British Columbia: Abbotsford; Burnaby; Chilliwack; Courtenay (Dec. 15); Duncan; Kamloops; Kelowna; Langford; Langley; Mission; Nanaimo; New Westminster; North Vancouver; Penticton; Port Alberni; Port Coquitlam; Prince George; Quesnel; Surrey; Terrace; Vancouver; Vernon; Victoria; Westbank; Williams Lake.
Manitoba: Flin Flon; Selkirk; Thompson; Winnipeg.
New Brunswick: Bathurst; Fredericton; Miramichi; Moncton; Saint John; Woodstock.
Newfoundland: Corner Brook; Gander; Mount Pearl; St. John's.
Nova Scotia: Amherst; Bedford; Bridgewater; Dartmouth; Halifax; New Glasgow; New Minas; Sydney; Sydney River; Truro.
Ontario: Agincourt; Ajax; Ancaster; Aurora; Barrhaven; Barrie; Belleville; Bolton; Bowmanville; Bradford; Brampton; Brantford; Brockville; Burlington; Cambridge; Chatham; Cobourg; Cornwall; Dryden; Etobicoke; Fort Erie; Fort Frances; Guelph; Hamilton; Kanata; Kenora; Kingston; Kitchener; Leamington; London; Markham; Midland; Milton; Mississauga; Newmarket; Niagara Falls; North Bay; North York; Oakville; Orangeville; Orillia; Orleans; Oshawa; Ottawa; Owen Sound; Pembroke; Peterborough; Pickering; Richmond Hill; Sarnia; Scarborough; Simcoe; St. Catharines; St. Thomas; Thornhill; Thunder Bay; Timmins; Toronto; Trenton; Vaughan; Waterloo; Welland; Whitby; Windsor; Woodstock.
Prince Edward Island: Charlottetown; Summerside.
Saskatchewan: Moose Jaw; North Battleford; Regina; Saskatoon; Swift Current; Yorkton.
About Walmart Canada
Walmart Canada operates a growing chain of 373 locations nationwide serving more than one million customers each day. Its flagship online store, walmart.ca, serves over 250,000 customers per day with online shopping and free shipping on 1,000s of items. With over 90,000 associates, Walmart is one of Canada's largest employers and is recognized by Waterstone Human Capital as having one of Canada's top 10 corporate cultures. Walmart Canada is focused on helping Canadian families in need. Since 1994, Walmart has donated and raised more than $160 million to Canadian charities and not-for-profit organizations. Additional company information can be found at walmartcanada.ca, facebook.com/walmartcanada and at twitter.com/@walmartcanada.
SOURCE Walmart Canada