The weather is heating up in Canada, and what better way to enjoy the sun than being at a waterpark.
Luckily, there are great options in terms of swimming, jumping, and general cooling down options at different waterparks across the country.
And because there’s no better feeling than sliding down a massive tube filled with water on a summer day, here are some waterslides you should hit up this summer.
Calypso is Canada’s biggest theme waterpark. Guaranteed mega chills, the Black Hole will swallow you whole! Tight turns and steep drops will turn your stomach inside out. You will try to scream but nothing will come out as you plunge down into this long monster in total darkness.
Where to find it: Calypso, 2015 Calypso Street, Limoges, ON (near Ottawa)
Fasten your swimsuits and head to the top of the world to experience the highest accelerating slide of its kind in North America. Discover the sensation of falling head first from the 34 m tower on a carpet at a speed of 80 kph (50 mph).
Where to find it: 1860 Valcartier boulevard, Valcartier, Québec (near Quebec City)
Do you feel the need for speed? BC’s Cultus Lake has Speedslide, which is made for you. Start 72 feet off the ground at the same height as our Freefall, and then get ready to pick up the pace. Barrel down the series of slopes on this amazing slide!
Where to find it: 4150 Columbia Valley Hwy, Cultus Lake, BC (near Vancouver)
One standout attraction of Bingemans is ‘the Cyclone’, a massive gravity-powered slide that keeps the rider circling round and round until they drop into the splashdown pool below. Amongst the Cyclone and a number of other slides, the waterpark is a short walk away from a three-level indoor playground, an arcade, and a 28-lane bowling alley.
Where to find it: 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, ON (near Toronto)
One of Canada’s renowned theme parks is not only home to 16 different roller coasters, but also to the Muskoka Plunge – a 60 ft. tall waterslide that pushes riders to speeds of over 40 km/h.
Where to find it: 1 Canada’s Wonderland Drive, Vaughan, ON (near Toronto)
While not outdoors, World Waterpark at the West Edmonton Mall is a must visit, especially for water slides connoisseurs. This tropical paradise boasts the world’s largest indoor wave pool and more than 21 unique waterslides. Cyclone is an intense loop slide combining all the Sky Screamer Extreme elements with a gravity-defying twist. Get ready to scream.
Where to find it: West Edmonton Mall 8882 170 St NW, Edmonton, AB
The 45-acre, tropical-themed water park is one of the latest and greatest additions to the greater Toronto area. Standing in the longest and tallest capsule in Canada, thrill seekers will feel the adrenaline rush as the floor suddenly drops out and they freefall through a near-vertical chute, plummeting straight down before spiralling through a 360˚ loop.
Where to find it: 7855 Finch Ave. W., Toronto
Twist and turn through an electrifying series of bends at this BC water slide park. Besides Twist and Shout, there are eight different main slides, children’s play areas and hot tubs. Perfect spot for a hot Vancouver day.
Where to find it: 4775 Nulelum Way, Tsawwassen, BC (near Vancouver)