Canada’s Wonderland

Canada’s Wonderland

Canada’s Wonderland is the very definition of ultimate summer family fun.

Spanning over 130 hectares and featuring over 200 attractions Canada’s Wonderland is Canada’s largest theme park. Epic rollercoaster rides, a large water park with a lazy river, all your favourite food options, exciting live shows and themed entertainment areas have given it the distinction of being one of North America’s most popular theme parks.

A group of people enjoy the thrill of a roller coaster ride at Canada’s Wonderland.

Vaughan | Canada’s Wonderland

How to get to Canada’s Wonderland

Location: 1 Canada’s Wonderland Drive, Vaughan

By car: The park is approximately 50 kilometres north of downtown Toronto at the Rutherford Road exit off Highway 400. Paid parking is available, with the option to pay online in advance.

By transit: GO Transit, TTC and YRT offer regular service between Toronto and Vaughan.

Know before you go

Canada’s Wonderland operates from early May to early September. It usually remains open on weekends only through October.

Get tickets for single-day admission or a season pass for unlimited daytime visits, plus discounts on food and merch.

Only cashless payments are accepted. Visit the Cash-to-Card kiosks to convert your cash into a prepaid debit card.

Strollers and wheelchairs are available for one-day rental on a first-come, first-served basis.

Things to do at Canada’s Wonderland

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Experience rollercoaster thrills

Get your adrenaline racing in the Action Zone, home to several of the park’s most exhilarating rides. Swing through the air on the WindSeeker or dare to ride the Behemoth rollercoaster.

Walk on International Street

Browse shops, restaurants and candy stores on International Street. It’s also home to Wonder Mountain’s Guardian, a unique, interactive ride using 3D and 4D technology.

Enjoy special events

Sample new flavours at food festivals and catch kid-friendly shows and performances. Discover a full lineup of events and download the mobile app for a complete list of shows.

Keep young kids entertained

Watch your kids slide, climb and run in the Maple Park Treehouse. The KidZville and Planet Snoopy are two zones with rides and attractions designed for the youngest guests.

Chill at the waterpark

Cool down at Splash Works, an eight-hectare water park with 17 different attractions including cliff jumping, water slides, a wave pool and lazy river.

Find your favourite foods

Fuel up with a meal or snack, such as a classic Canadian treat from Après Poutinerie and Beavertails or a gourmet lunch at the Lazy Bear Lodge or Timbers Grill.

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A view of Splashworks waterpark at Canada’s Wonderland.
Vaughan | Canada’s Wonderland

Interesting facts about Canada’s Wonderland

Canada’s Wonderland opened in 1981 with a spectacular ceremony featuring 10,000 helium balloons, 350 white doves, 13 parachutists and a pipe band.

Since then, the park has continued to grow and modernize. The 18-metre-tall Victoria Falls acts as a cooling tower for the park’s air conditioning. As the water cascades off the mountain, it’s cooled and distributed to various buildings through an underground utility system.

Canada’s Wonderland is home to the record-breaking Yukon Striker. With a maximum speed of 130 kilometres per hour, it’s the fastest, longest and tallest dive coaster in the world.

Accessibility features

Accessible drop-off location

Passenger drop-off is available by an  accessible entrance. 

Accessible parking

At least one identified, reserved parking  space with a safe, clearly marked  accessible route from the designated  parking area to an accessible building  entrance.

Accessible restaurant

Accessible entrance; adequate  manoeuvring room; accessible washroom  nearby. Tables with removable chairs and  adequate knee clearance.  Cafeteria/buffet counters reachable for  mobility device users. 

Accessible washroom

An accessible washroom stall has  adequate manoeuvring room for mobility  devices. Includes grab bars, transfer  space, accessible door latch, sink with  knee clearance, and lever handles or  automatic sensor faucets. 

Service animals welcome

Service animal can be identified by visual  indicators (guide dog or other animal  wearing a vest/harness); or  documentation available from a  regulated health professional to confirm  the animal is required due to a disability. 

Wheelchair and/or mobility devices available

Wheelchairs and/or mobility devices are  available, free of charge, or for rent. 

Last updated: May 23, 2024

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