The United States-based SAFEWAY chain established a Canadian branch in 1929, headquartered in Calgary and known as CANADA SAFEWAY, LIMITED. Stores were located in the Western Provinces; i.e., British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Dominating the western grocery scene in the 1970s and '80s, the chain lost market share to competitors such as IGA and LOBLAWS REAL CANADIAN SUPERSTORE.


Scrolling onward, you'll find four in-depth exhibits of Canada's early mall-type shopping centres. A note: Canadian spellings are used.