Cool Off at Ontario Water Parks this Summer
Enjoy your next aquatic adventure at one of these outdoor Ontario water parks and slides that will keep you coming back.
Outdoor Ontario Water Parks
Dive into the largest wave pool in Canada! The huge waves at Calypso Palace can surge almost two metres high — perfect for swimmers seeking a thrill. Alternatively, try splashing in the shallow waters or lounging on the beach. Test your inner daredevil at Summit Tower, the tallest waterslide tower in Canada at 27 metres (90 feet) with 10 high-speed water slides. Calypso Waterpark also features two fully heated theme rivers and 100 water games in colourful play areas.
Location: 2015 Calypso Street, Limoges
Over five million litres of heated water crashes down every minute at Wild Waterworks’ popular wave pool — a never-ending source of water fun for everyone. Float along the Eazy River in a tube or splash with your kids at Little Squirt Works. A variety of tube and body slides are available at this Ontario waterpark, featuring exciting twists and turns and drops on the Night Rider, Vertigo and Corkscrew. When you need to recharge, relax poolside or in a private cabana with food, drinks and frozen treats from food concession stands.
Location: 680 Van Wagners Beach Road, Hamilton
The water parks at Splash Ontario resemble giant floating playgrounds, with climbing walls, monkey bars, swings, slides, trampolines, balance beams and more. They’re sure to provide hours of entertainment for you and your kids. This Ontario water park has two locations: one in Centennial Beach in the heart of downtown Barrie, and one in the shallow, warm waters of Tudhope Beach in Orillia.
Located in Canada’s Wonderland, Splash Works covers eight hectares (20 acres) with 17 different water slides and water attractions for people of all ages. Splash Works is home to the famous Muskoka Plunge, an 18 metre (60 foot) tall water slide that has riders plummeting at speeds of up to 40 kilometres an hour. Kids will love the Lakeside Lagoon Pool, a kiddie splash pool with fun interactive spray features, and older teens will enjoy riding the Barracuda Blaster with its cannon bowl slide and high-speed pipes. Entry to Splash Works is free with admission to Canada’s Wonderland.
Location: 1 Canada’s Wonderland Drive, Maple
This brand-new Ontario water park is located by Nickel Beach on the Niagara Parkway and offers thrills, slides and fun activities for families and friends. Trails, picnic areas, volleyball courts and public amenities are also available. As a bonus, beachgoers can park their vehicle directly on the beachfront for the duration of their stay. Please note that the admission fee for Splashtown Niagara does not include admission to Nickel Beach: this must be purchased directly from the City of Port Colborne.
Location: 69 Lake Road, Port Colborne
Rail Yard Aqua Park’s grand opening is July 1st! Book your future summer fun time through their website. A wide range of packages are available, such as Summer Camp, Early Bird Multi-Packs, Wakeboard and Aqua Park Sessions.
There are tons of fun attractions at this Ontario water park such as Bear Footin’ Bay, an interactive water play structure complete with sprayers, slides and a giant tipping bucket, and Klondike Express, a mat-riding competition where swimmers race through tunneled loops and drops to be the first one at the bottom. Ride their many thrilling water slides, including Cannonball Falls, Caribbean Chaos and Krazy Kanuck. Half a million gallons of water surge through the Big Surf, providing lots of wave-floating fun for you and your family.
Location: 7855 Finch Avenue West, Brampton
The ultimate water playground can be found at FunSplash Sports Park, where you can splash, climb, jump, swing, bounce and slide to your heart’s content. This Ontario water park takes place in a safe and friendly environment for all your friends and family to hang out and enjoy the fun water games.
Location: 5050 Harrison Road, Binbrook
With a splash pad, leisure pool, lazy river, mini-putt and much more, this Ontario water park lives up to its Family Fun name. Participants can save on admission by purchasing their Splash Passes or pre-booking with their Group Rates.
Location: 101 Market Street South, Brantford
This family-friendly vacation spot is located near Astrolabe Lake and offers plenty of accommodations and activities for visitors of all ages. Its Roaring Rivers Waterpark features three large waterslides, two smaller kiddie slides, a splash pad, paddle boats, water trampolines and watercraft rentals. In addition to the many water activities available, there are zip lines, a golf course and hiking trails.
Location: 15906 Ontario Highway 17, Cobden
Enjoy racing, crawling and leaping across Splash N Go’s inflatable splash parks and floating obstacles all summer long. Splash N Go has three park locations: Mobile Park in Gore Bay and Timmins, Bell Park in Sudbury and Sherkston Shores Resort near Lake Erie. 1.5-hour session passes can be booked and purchased on their website in advance.
With 25 metre lanes, a leisure pool, a lazy river, a 10 metre water slide and spray features, Kingston’s favourite water park has enough fun water activities for everyone to have a fun time. It offers both lane swimming and leisure swimming at different times, so you’ll be in good company no matter which type of swimming you enjoy.
Location: 303 York Street, Kingston
This giant floating island located in both Kenora and Pinawa is tons of fun for everyone! Sessions lasting one or four hours can be booked online. Groups of 15 or more people can save with Hoopla Island’s group rates.
Enjoy the largest wave pool in the Waterloo Region at Big Splash with its alternating wave patterns and circulating channel. Take a ride in the Boomerango, a high-speed raft ride that hurtles riders up and down a nearly vertical wall, or play with your kids at the Spray ‘N’ Play, an interactive water playground with geyser jets, controllable water flows, children’s slides and a 4542-litre (1200-gallon) tipping water bucket. Popular water slides include Full Throttle, The Cyclone and Torpedo Bay.
Location: 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener
Located off the shore of Ontario Place, this Ontario water park features teeter-totters, frog stomps, large slides, orbits and much more. A staple attraction is the ‘Blob’, a giant inflatable cushion for kids and adults alike to climb up and roll down. Availability is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot in advance by booking your two-hour time slot through their website.
Location: 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto
Explore this exciting inflatable waterpark! Book ahead of time to guarantee your spot for large groups with over 10 people, and you can take advantage of their 10% discount on group bookings.
Location: 425 Water Street South, St. Marys
This Ontario water park boasts seven water slides, including a single and double tube, mat slides and high-speed slides. East Park also has a splash pad, a waterclimber with a tipping bucket and a wave pool with both shallow and deep water for kids of all ages and swimming levels. Parents can watch their kids from the comfort of the Tiki Bar Patio, where they can stay dry and enjoy a cool, refreshing drink.
Location: 1275 Hamilton Road, London
The first water park in Thunder Bay, Splish Splash Water Park, is open seven days a week from 12–8:15 pm. Passes must be purchased on the day of your visit and hourly rates apply on Saturdays and holidays. If you’re travelling to Thunder Bay, you can get a 25% discount on day passes by booking a stay with one of their Stay & Play partners.
Location: 400 Lyon Boulevard, Thunder Bay
Indoor Ontario Water Parks
Indoor pools and water parks mean there’s year-round opportunity to enjoy the rush of waterslides, the slow float in a wave pool and the exhilaration of splashing in the pool. And because they are located in resorts or hotels, you can make it a family weekend getaway.
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 waterparks 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. Great Wolf Lodge 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 American Waterpark Resort & Spa, the glass structure that surrounds Waves Indoor Waterpark lets in lots of natural light and Waves is the only Niagara waterpark with a retractable roof to make the most of the summer season. 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: this Ontario waterpark is the ultimate place to relax with the entire family.
Location: 8444 Lundys Lane Niagara Falls, ON
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 and 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 is a popular all-year destination thanks in a big way to The Plunge! It’s a year-round 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.
Location: 220 Gord Canning Drive, Blue Mountains
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, a foosball, pool table and two Xbox Ones.
Location: 33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto
With over 3,250 square metres (35,000 square feet) of space for wild water fun, this Ontario water park has multiple popular attractions such as the Wave Pool, Lazy River and Splash Zone. Kids will have plenty of fun sliding down the Tot Loch and exploring Cannon Cove, while older teens will enjoy thrilling water slides like The Python, Whizzard and Master Blaster. With Adventure Bay’s Summer Park Rates, you can save on their water park admission rates and memberships.
Location: 401 Pitt Street West, Windsor
Last updated: August 9, 2022