From waterslides to spray parks, summer isn’t summer without outdoor water play with friends, and thanks to some recent openings, your kids can now enjoy the classic summer pastime at some of BC’s most epic water park destinations. To find out what’s open and the latest restrictions in place, we’ve compiled a list of 5 epic water parks that are now open in BC, so you know where to go, and what to expect while you’re there.
1) Floating Water Park, Harrison Hot Springs
Harrison Watersports offers a wide range of water park and water sports activities on the lake. From self-driven, power-spray bumper cars, to Sea-Doo rentals, to a giant inflatable water park, Harrison Lake is home to water fun for all ages. The floating water park has everything from swings, teeter-totters, monkey bars, hamster balls, and the visitor favourite – the BLOB! To ensure smaller groups, visitors must pre-book their time slots.
2) Big Splash Water Slide Park, Tsawwassen
Big Splash Water Slide Park is open and accepting guests, but with a few changes in place to ensure the safety of their staff and visiting guests. This 7 acre outdoor water park offers a wide range of slides, splash pools and spray pads for a day of outdoor fun with the whole family. Be sure to try the new Boomerango tube slide – the only one of its kind found in Western Canada. Note: Big Splash is open until September 7.
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3) Cultus Lake Waterpark, Fraser Valley
While they’ve reduced capacity and modified operations, Cultus Lake Waterpark has all slides open and ready for summer fun. Recognized as BC’s biggest water park, Cultus Lake Waterpark offers everything from the classic body slides, to the colossal tube and raft slides. Plus, spray parks, a tot’s castle, and the Turtle pool will keep tots cool as they splash and play all day.
4) Granville Island Splash Park, Vancouver
The Granville Island Splash Park is now open, however no lifeguards will be on duty and community centre washrooms will be closed. Kids are welcome to enjoy the splash park under the watch of their parents, the perfect place to cool off after exploring the beautiful False Creek and Granville Island. Bring a picnic and make a day of your visit!
5) John Lawson Park, West Vancouver
Featuring a pirate ship, a wooden trail, climbing structures, and a whole lotta water fun, John Lawson Park is the perfect spot for outdoor play. Located along the Centennial Seawall, you can enjoy spectacular water views while noshing on a picnic lunch in one of the on-site picnic tables (some sheltered).