Visit Ontario’s indoor water parks this winter
Indoor pools and water parks are open year-round so your water-loving kids can enjoy the rush of waterslides, the slow float in a wave pool and swimming in the pool even when it’s snowing outside. Since they’re located in resorts or hotels, make it a family weekend getaway or holiday vacation.
Here are the best indoor water parks in Ontario.
Great Wolf Lodge has one of the biggest indoor water parks in Canada, along with a nature-themed amusement centre and luxury, kid-friendly accommodations. One of three great indoor water parks located in the Niagara region, Great Wolf Lodge is perfect for an unforgettable family getaway.
While the kids enjoy the water activities at this Ontario water park, parents can relax poolside in a rented cabana. The Great Wolf Lodge water park is home to huge waterslides, rides and activities for all ages.
Start with the family raft ride slide called the Wooly Mammoth, or hit the Niagara Rapids Run, a thrilling water roller coaster. For the brave members of the family, there’s the Canada Vortex, an epic slide with a four-story drop in mere seconds.
Location: 3950 Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls
Located in the Americana Conference Resort Spa & Waterpark, the glass structure that surrounds Waves Indoor Waterpark lets in lots of natural light.
Plus, Waves is the only Niagara Falls indoor water park with a retractable roof, which opens during the summer season and closes to keep the water park toasty warm throughout winter.
Younger kids love the beach-entry wave pool and splashing under the giant tipping bucket. Older kids will spend hours in the tube and body slides, while adults can soak in the 16-person hot spa. There really is a little something for everyone, making this Ontario water park the ultimate place to relax with the entire family.
Location: 8444 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls
Often voted the best indoor water park in Canada, Fallsview has the widest selection of waterslides and activities including:
- 16 different waterslides
- the Toob Tower
- a wave pool
- the Canadian Plunge
- the Niagara Tipping Bucket
- an Atlantis attraction
- hot springs
- the famous jungle-themed Fallsview Beach
Challenge your kids on the racing slides: the winner has the first choice of bed in the large resort rooms on-site (day-passes are also available).
Location: 5685 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls
Blue Mountain Village is a popular year-round destination, thanks in a big way to the Blue Mountain Plunge!
It’s an exciting indoor/outdoor pool facility with a waterslide and a rope swing. The heated pool makes it a fun and cozy hotspot to enjoy during the winter.
Although it’s not technically a waterpark, the indoor ‘corkscrew’ is downtown Toronto’s favourite waterslide. It curves around the Chelsea Hotel and twists and turns before emptying into the indoor swimming pool.
There’s also a teen lounge in the hotel that features arcade games, foosball, a pool table and two Xbox Ones.
Location: 33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto
With over 3,250 square metres of space for wild water fun, this Ontario indoor water park has multiple popular attractions such as:
- the Wave Pool, Lazy River and Splash Zone
- the Tot Loch and exploring Cannon Cove (great for younger kids)
- thrilling water slides like The Python, Whizzard and Master Blaster (older teens will enjoy this)
And with Adventure Bay’s winter park rates, you can save on their water park admission rates and memberships.
Location: 401 Pitt Street West, Windsor
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Last updated: December 29, 2022