Full-sized water parks can be intimidating for little adventurers. Ensure happy and carefree splish splashing this summer at these teeny water parks in and around Vancouver. And of course, they are completely free!
You could spend a whole day at this park with the family. Your kids will love stomping around in the easy going water park and drying off on the nearby playground. Plenty of shady spots and parking along Wallace Street.
4175 Wallace St, Vancouver
No need to helicopter your little one at this quaint water park. Just hang out in the shade nearby and watch as they run back and forth over the bridge. There’s also a washroom and a few trails to stroll through once your toddler has filled their water shoes.
990 W 59 Ave, Vancouver
Prince Edward Spray Park
This super popular community spray park replaced the wading pool a few years ago. It’s always full of kids and picnicking families, and there are shady nooks to relax in. The accompanying modern playground is perfect for young and older kids. David Livingston Elementary School
There’s a new splash pad in town, and it’s right next to Wesbrook Community Centre and close to cafes, ice cream, sushi and even beer.
3335 Webber Lane
If you’re packing the whole family, this is one of the largest and most populated water park destinations during summertime. It’s fun for all ages, and there’s a special area designated just for toddlers.
If you’re willing to venture outside of Vancouver for some splashing around, there are two tot appropriate water parks for ages zero and up in Maple Ridge. The Albion Sports Complex at 23778 and 104 Avenue has a tot friendly water park and a playground for five and up, but bring an umbrella or tent, there’s limited shade. Maple Ridge Park is another popular destination during the summertime.
The Albion Sports Complex at 23778 and 104 Avenue
Steveston Spray Park
This park is a destination for families. With a train museum (with a real train!), a sweet water park and a playground built around a fishing village theme, there’s hours of entertainment in one spot. Parents can trade off supervision duties and check out the sweet little boutiques and cafes down the way, and when you’re all played out head down to the docks for fish and chips! Image and text by Vairdy.
4111 Moncton Street, Richmond, (604) 238-8080
John Lawson Park
This revamped super park for the littles has everything you need for a day out, including a sheltered picnic area if you don’t want to pack the beach umbrella. In addition to the splash park, your kids will love playing on the giant pirate ship. A parking lot and street-side parking are also available.
17th St, West Vancouver
Originally posted in 2016 and updated in 2017