In 1973, the Opaskwayak Cree Nation (formerly known as The Pas Indian Band) incorporated the Otineka Development Corporation in order to develop a shopping centre for our community. The original plan was to create a grocery store, but that simple concept quickly changed into plans for a large-scale shopping centre.
Today, the Otineka Mall sits on 13 acres of designated land and consists of 3 levels containing 225,000 square feet. Otineka mall is the major activity centre in the region and includes an indoor shopping mall, recreation, dining, and an office complex. There are 25 retail stores on the ground floor along with a 30-machine Video Lotto Centre in the basement. On the third level, you can find administration offices for the Opaskwayak Cree Nation, the Swampy Cree Tribal Council, Cree Nation Child and Family Services, the Opaskwayak Educational Authority, and the Provincial Corrections Branch.
Visit the largest mall in the North today for all your retail shopping needs!