The first Walmart store is opened by Sam Walton on July 2, 1962 in Rogers, Arkansas. Thirty-two years later, Walmart acquired 122 Woolco stores in Canada and Walmart Canada was born. Throughout our 20 year history, Walmart Canada continues to expand with over 400 locations operating across the country and employing 95,000 associates. Sam Walton’s vision of saving people money so they can live better is the driving force behind everything we do. with the intention of helping customers save money to live better.