A Guide To Canada’s Best Water Parks
It’s still hot outside so if you are looking for a fun way to cool off check out these chilling water parks across Canada.
It’s still hot outside so if you are looking for a fun way to cool off check out these chilling water parks across Canada. The last four on the list are indoors, so even as the season starts to change with the end of summer creeping up slowly you can still enjoy a slide down some of Canada’s great water parks, and of course the road trip to get there is always an adventure.
Magic Mountain Water Park – New Brunswick
Magic Mountain, located in Moncton, has body slides, tubing, pools, and a special kids area with calmer activities. Their wave pool alerts guests that the waves are coming at the sound of a bell. There are lots of water rides for kids and more daring activities for older guests such as the Torpedo that features Canada’s first Skybox drop capsule or the pitch-black Tornado tube slide. There are ride restrictions based on height for the bigger slides and life vests are provided for safety. It’s open daily in August and weekends until September 25th and located at 2874 Mountain Road in Moncton.
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Cultus Lake Waterpark – British Columbia
Cultus is British Columbia’s biggest waterpark and they have new attractions for 2016. They call it a black hole body slide with a “fearsome face”, known as the Rattler.
Their website has a site index that breaks down how tall you have to be for specific rides and if kids need an adult to accompany them for safety reasons. For little kids there is the adventure river, its 30 inches deep and 350 feet long. Also designed for all ages are the kiddie castle, turtle pool, and pirate’s cove. They are open until September 5th 2016 rain or shine and located at 4150 Columbia Valley Highway, an hours drive from Vancouver and 15 minutes from the Trans Canada Highway.
Shining Waters Family Fun Park – Prince Edward Island
You still have time for a road trip to Shining Waters, as they are open for the season until September 4th. This Maritimes park features a big splash pool, three slides that are perfect for kids and four large waterslides. For the daring guest there is the Cannonbowl and for younger ones they are sure to love the turtle cover play area and turtle twister. Their website explains how tall kids have to be to ride each attraction. They are located in Cavendish on 8885 Cavendish Road, Route 6.
Fallsview Indoor Waterpark – Ontario
The Fallsview water park in Niagara Falls is indoors so you can take a road trip to this destination all year round for family fun. It spans three acres with a huge play area, six story waterslides, a wave pool and an outdoor activity pool if you visit during warm weather. My son and I were there last winter and loved the twisting waterslides and refreshing tipping bucket that brought on tons of laughter. They are located at 5685 Falls Avenue and part of Niagara Falls hotels – ideal if you want to turn your road trip into a weekend getaway.
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West Edmonton Mall World Waterpark – Alberta
This massive Edmonton waterpark has the largest indoor wave pool in the world. There are also 17 waterslides to choose from for all levels of swimmer, and various play features like water buckets, climbing structures, and spray spouts. They have private cabanas available to rent and you can book online. The World Waterpark is located in the famous West Edmonton Mall at 8882 – 170 Street. This mall, at 5.3 million square feet, is the size of a small city and the Alberta’s number one tourist attraction.
Watermania – British Columbia
Another huge indoor waterpark is located in Richmond, British Columbia, and is associated with the Riverport Sports and Entertainment Complex. They have a 57-meter competition pool, perfect if you want to swim laps and practice for the Olympics in four years! They also have a wave pool with various play features, a tipping bucket, springboards, a 5-meter tall tower, waterslides and whirlpools. They are located at 14300 Entertainment Blvd, just off of Highway 99 via exit 32, about a half hour road trip from Vancouver.
Great Wolf Lodge – Ontario
Also located in Niagara Falls, Great Wolf Lodge waterpark is a great destination for an overnight road trip as it’s reserved for resort guests. Included with your stay are 100,000 thousand square feet of fun that includes 13 waterslides for all ages, a huge tipping bucket, nine splash and play pools, a 4-story tree house water fort, whirlpools, and Chipmunk Cover – designed for small children with little water slides and a fountain forest. This huge indoor waterpark is guaranteed fun even when the warm weather is gone. Great Wolf Lodge is located at 3950 Victoria Avenue. If driving from Toronto it’s about an hour and a half via the Queen Elizabeth Way to Stanley Avenue.
Don’t forget to pack a swimsuit, towel, goggles, and anything else you may need to enjoy one of these Canadian waterparks.