Walmart Canada stores to open around the clock until Christmas Eve

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 2 /CNW/ - Walmart Canada today announced that it will operate 193 of its 323 stores nationwide around the clock in December. More than half of Walmart stores will open their doors on December 3 and leave them open until closing time on Christmas Eve. 

"For Canadians, the economy remains top of mind and our customers continue to be selective and focused on value," said Jim Thompson, chief operating officer for Walmart Canada. "Our mission has always been to save Canadians money. This year, Walmart Canada has already had a record number of price drops, and we expect that trend to continue throughout this holiday season."

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.  For the fourth year in a row, Walmart Canada was ranked the holiday retailer of choice for Christmas shoppers with 66 per cent of respondents planning to shop at Walmart stores according to Maritz Research Canada's 2010 Holiday Shopping Poll. 

One or more Walmart stores in the following cities will operate 24-hours-a-day from December 3 until closing time on December 24, unless otherwise noted. Customers should confirm exact locations and schedules at www.walmart.ca.

Alberta: Airdrie; Calgary; Cold Lake; Drayton Valley (open Dec. 10-24); Edmonton; Edson (open Dec. 10-24); Fort McMurray; Grande Prairie; Lethbridge; Lloydminster; Leduc; Medicine Hat; Okotoks; Sherwood Park; Spruce Grove; St. Albert; Strathmore; Wetaskiwin; Whitecourt (open Dec. 10-24).

British Columbia: Abbotsford; Burnaby; Chilliwack; Cranbrook (Dec. 10-24); Courtenay; Dawson Creek (Dec. 10-24); Duncan; Kamloops; Kelowna; Langford; Langley; Nanaimo; New Westminster; North Vancouver; Penticton; Port Alberni; Prince George; Quesnel (Dec. 10-24); Surrey; Terrace (Dec. 10-24); Vancouver; Vernon; Victoria; Westbank; Williams Lake (Dec. 10-24).

Manitoba: Brandon; Flin Flon (Dec. 10-24); Selkirk; Thompson (Dec. 10-24); Winnipeg.

New Brunswick: Bathurst (open Dec. 10-24); Fredericton; Miramichi; Moncton; Saint John; Woodstock (Dec. 10-24).

Newfoundland: Carbonear (open Dec. 10-24); Clarenville (open Dec. 10-24); Corner Brook (open Dec. 10-24); Gander (open Dec. 10-24); Grand Falls-Windsor (open Dec. 10-24); Mount Pearl; St. John's.

Nova Scotia: Amherst (open Dec. 10-24); Bedford; Bridgewater (open Dec. 10-24); Dartmouth; Halifax; New Glasgow (open Dec. 10-24); New Minas (open Dec. 10-24); Sydney (open Dec. 10-24); Sydney River (Dec. 10-24); Truro (open Dec. 10-24).

Ontario: Agincourt; Ajax; Aurora; Barrhaven; Barrie; Belleville; Bolton; Bowmanville; Bradford; Brampton; Brantford; Brockville; Burlington; Cambridge; Chatham; Cobourg; Cornwall; Dryden (open Dec. 10-24); Etobicoke; Fort Erie; Fort Frances (open Dec. 10-24); Guelph; Kanata; Kenora (open Dec. 10-24); Kingston; Kitchener; Leamington; London; Markham; Midland; Milton; Mississauga; Napanee; Newmarket; North Bay; Oakville; Orangeville; Orillia; Orleans; Oshawa; Ottawa; Owen Sound; Pembroke; Peterborough; Pickering; Port Elgin (Dec. 10-24); Richmond Hill; Sarnia; Scarborough; Simcoe; St. Catharines; St. Thomas; Stouffville; Thornhill; Thunder Bay; Timmins; Toronto; Uxbridge (Dec. 10-24); Vaughan; Waterloo; Whitby; Windsor; Woodstock.

Prince Edward Island: Charlottetown (open Dec. 10-24); Summerside (open Dec. 10-24).

Saskatchewan: Moose Jaw; North Battleford; Prince Albert; Regina; Saskatoon; Swift Current; Yorkton.

About Walmart Canada

Walmart Canada serves more than one million Canadians each day in 323 stores nationwide. With 80,000 associates, the company is the nation's third-largest employer.

SOURCE Walmart Canada

For further information: For further information:

And to arrange interviews with store or company representatives:
Felicia Fefer, Corporate Affairs, Walmart Canada, 905-821-2111, ext. 4466


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