COVID or no COVID, waterslides are slowly opening in time for the heat of summer. Waterslides are irresistible for kids, and a great way for adults to unleash their inner child. Grab the floaties, and head to these swirling, twirling slides around the city. Most water parks are open at reduced capacity, and may include temperature checks on entry.
Top waterslides in Metro Vancouver
Cultus Lake Waterpark
A family outing to BC’s largest water park is well worth the trip. With rides for all sizes and temperaments, this 35-year-old park has something for everyone. The Bazooka Bowls, Rattler, Tubular Terror and Valley of Fear should satisfy the risk-takers! For the little ones, there are plenty of gentle slides from Pirate’s Cove and the Kiddie Castle to the Turtle Pool. And for grownups, there’s WIFI and five hot tubs. During the pandemic, there are 2 timed 4-hour sessions per day starting at 9:30 am and 2:30 pm.
If water slides are all a bit too intimidating, we’ve got plenty of options for watery fun!
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Big Splash Water Slide Park
Twist, splash, loop-de-loop and scream your head off at this revamped waterslide extravaganza, which sprawls across 7-acres and features renovated body slides, tube slides and kids friendly slides and splash pad.
Harrison’s floating waterpark
Quite possibly the only water park in BC located on a lake, Harrison’s home game version of “Wipeout” is located on Harrison Lake just in front of the Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa (which makes warming up after sliding super handy!). This floating fun park offers madcap adventure and fun for the entire family.
Temporarily closed due to COVID-19
English Bay Water Slide
This iconic slide has an almost 100 year history! If the kids are strong enough swimmers and brave enough for chilly ocean waters, this is a must. Go at sunset and high tide for an unforgettable experience. Open now.
Granville Island Water Park
Nothing beats a free water park. This one has two giant slides and multiple tubes and fountains for hours of family entertainment. For your crawlers and wobblers, the park also offers a designated teeny-tot water section for splashing. Open seven days a week from July until Labour Day in September from 10 am to 6 pm. But open on weekends right now!
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Harriet Fancott is the Editor and Social Media Manager for Vancouver Mom. She has over 20 years experience in the arts, tech and mom-based blogging arenas. She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring all that Vancouver has to offer from festivals and events to playgrounds and beaches to sushi and ice cream (although not together).