7 water parks you can day trip to from Montreal this summer

Jul 30 2020, 12:25 pm

As the summer continues to coast by and the sun’s heat keeps raging down on us, it might be time to soak up some time at a local water park.

Now, given everything that’s been going on, it might not be your ideal water park getaway but these places are all open and adhering to public health’s COVID-19 guidelines.

Bathing suit and towel: check. Sunscreen: check, Face mask: check.

Here are a few options to zoom down a water slide, coast along a water trail, or tackle a giant wave pool, all of which are a simple trip away from the island.

Hop in the car, crank the AC, and make a day trip out of this one. Here are nine great water parks you can travel to from Montreal to show the summer heat who’s boss.

All of the parks recommend to reserve and buy tickets online to reduce the need for person-to-person contact upon arrival and face masks are mandatory in all indoor spaces.

Super Aqua Club

 

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With a name like that, you better believe that Super Aqua Club has it all. The park is headlined by the Tornado, a water slide higher than a seven-story building, and the Wipe Zone, a giant obstacle course that tries to knock you into the water.

The super park also has a lazy river, a private beach, and a kid’s area.

21 of the park’s 24 attractions are open and the park has “implemented new hygiene, cleaning, and disinfection measures that meet those recommended¬†by the National Institute of Public Health to ensure the safety of our visitors and employees.”

Where: 322, Montée de la Baie, Pointe-Calumet
Time:  10 am Р7 pm
Until: August 25
Price: $25.22 – $41.75, rates vary depending on height
Distance from Montreal: 51 km

Mont Saint-Sauveur

The massive ski resort turns into a water park for the summer.

Since it’s on a mountain, it’s renowned for its water park slides and offers 26 different varieties. Mont Saint-Saveur boasts a 393 foot water slide called Les Torrents that you ride in the dark. The park is also known for the rafting slide that you can partner up with and take down the mountainside.

The water park has been open since July 11 and has all the necessary COVID-19 guidelines in place to ensure guests a safe (and soaking wet) visit.

Where: 350 Avenue St Denis, Saint-Sauveur
Time: 10 am – 7 pm
Until: September 3
Price: $20.99 – $39.99, available online
Distance from Montreal: 70 km

Bromont Water Park

 

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With the authorization of the Public Health Department, the Bromont Water Park opened on June 29.

The maximum capacity has been significantly reduced in order to respect the recommended physical distancing measures.

Ski resort by winter. Water park by summer. Bromont Water Park has 13 water slides and four pools. Their waterslides vary from easy, difficult, very difficult, and extreme. There is a plunge for everyone. When you’re done sliding and splashing in the 24,000-sq-ft wave pool, admission includes mountain biking, hiking, and alpine luge access.

A few of the park’s activities will remain closed throughout the summer due to difficulties in implementing the preventive measures requested by the government. But hey, it’s better than nothing.

Where: 150 Rue Champlain, Bromont
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Until: August 23
Price: $10 – $39, differs per age
Distance from Montreal: 87 km

Parc Jean-Drapeau Aquatic Complex

If you want a water park without the travelling, Parc Jean-Drapeau offers a nice alternative for people on the island. Sort of, Parc Jean-Drapeau is its own island, but at least it’s really close to Montreal.

The¬†site doesn’t have any gigantic water slide but it features three massive Olympic sized pools, trampolines, diving boards and towers, shade areas, sprinklers, and water sports.

Parc Jean-Drapeau allows access in different waves (pun intended). 189 swimmers are allowed to hop in at a time for open swimming and 50 lane swimmers are allowed at a time.

The facility also closes for an hour (2 pm to 3 pm) every day for cleaning.

Where: 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
Time
: 10 am – 2 pm, 3 pm – 7 pm
Until: September 7
Price: $3.50 – $6.50
Distance from Montreal: 8 km

Valcartier Water Park

 

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Valcartier Water Park is both massive and convenient. The park has both indoor and outdoor water park activities to enjoy. Valcartier Water Park has more than 35 water slides, two themed rivers, wave pools, and over 100 water games to enjoy. It’s a ways away from Montreal but no matter the season or weather, you can spend a fun day there due to the 102,000-sq-ft indoor water park.

The Park has implemented the necessary safety measures and says it has increased their cleaning and sanitization.

Where: 1860 Boulevard Valcartier, Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier
When
: 10 am – 6 pm
Until: Open year-round
Price: Rates vary depending on height
Distance from Montreal: 271 km

Aqua Parc Saint-Pie

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Aqua Parc St. Pie

Aqua Parc St-Pie has six water slides, a swimming pool, and water games for the kids.

If that doesn’t entice you enough, the Aqua Parc is located on a campsite and guests are welcome to set up camp and stay as long they want on a beautifully secluded site.

The camping site has been open since the end of June and Aqua Parc says it has implemented public health guidelines to ensure maximum safety for guests and staff.

Where: 289 Chemin de Saint-Dominique, Saint-Pie
When: 10 am -5  pm
Until: August 30
Price: $13 (children aged 2-4), $21 (children aged 5- 12), $26 (guests aged 13 and older)
Distance from Montreal: 59 km

Parc Safari Aqua Park

 

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Parc Safari Zoo also boasts a refreshing water park. They have eight water slides, sprinklers, a kid-friendly zone, wading and wave pools and usually a lazy river that offers views of the animals (which is closed for the 2020 because of COVID-19).

Included in the day pass is access to the park’s animals and rides and Parc Safari is the only place in Quebec where you can see African animals.

So you’re getting a water park and exotic animals, a nice mix.

Parc Safari is “following all the government directives” and enforces face masks in all interior and partially covered areas of the park.

Where: 280 Rang Roxham, St-Bernard-de-Lacolle
When: 11 am – 6:30 pm
Until: September 3
Price: $5 for just the aquatic sector, $24 to $35 for the rest of the park
Distance from Montreal: 65 km

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