This summer has seen some crazy hot weather and we’re all looking for new places to cool down. There are five waterparks located within the Greater Vancouver Area that are all worth checking out this summer. Most of them are within 1.5 hours from Vancouver! Read more to see which one is best for your family.
Five Waterparks in the Greater Vancouver Area:
- Cultus Lake Waterpark
- Big Splash Water Park
- Bridal Falls Waterpark
- Otter Co-op Experience at the Aldergrove Community Centre
- Harrison Floating Waterpark
Cultus Lake Waterslides
One of the most well known and popular waterparks in B.C. is Cultus Lake Waterpark. It’s located beside Cultus Lake in the Fraser Valley. They are open everyday from 9:30 am – 7:30 pm. Tickets are $33 for weekdays or $38 for weekends. They also have 1/2 day and twilight rates. Children under 36” are free with a paying adult (max 1 free child per adult).
There are lots of areas for kids under 36” to explore here. 6 different areas actually with lots of slide options for them. If your kids are over 42” they can ride on most of the slides with an adult! Cultus Lake Waterslides most popular slides are the following: Colossal Canyon, Boomerang, Radical Rapids, the Rattler, Tubular Terror and the Pirate Cove and the Zero to 60 Raceway.
They have $10 parking for the day available in the lot beside the waterpark. There are no ins and outs though so make sure you bring everything you need into the park. You can’t go back to your car in between.
Get your tickets and more info here: Cultus Lake Waterpark
Did you know that Cultus Lake also has an amusement park? Check out the Cultus Lake Adventure Park the next time you’re out that way: Cultus Lake Adventure Park
Big Splash Water Park
This lively waterpark is located in Tsawwassen. This is another great waterpark with lots of slides for all ages. They are known for their Boomerango and Solar Splash Waterslides. They have a few slides for kids 36” and under as well as a splash pad. Did you know that they have live music? They also have educational shows from Science World and Oceanwise Aquavan that they put on.
Big Splash is open from 11:00am- 6:00pm everyday until Sept.6th. Admission is $35 per person. Children 3 and under are free with a paying adult.
Check out their calendar and book your tickets here: Big Splash Water Park.
Bridal Falls Waterpark
This family friendly waterpark is located in Rosedale just outside of Chilliwack. This waterpark is less busy than the other waterparks and very open and easy to spot your kids, making it the perfect waterpark for families with younger children. It’s also the best waterpark for children who are warming up to waterslides. There are no stairs here and all of the waterslides are accessible to everyone and strollers!
Bridal Falls Waterpark is open 11:00am- 6:00 pm everyday until Sept.6th. General Admission is $29 per person and 2 year olds and under are free! Parking is also free here!
Get your tickets here as well as more information: Bridal Falls Waterpark
Harrison Watersports Waterpark
This giant floating waterpark is located in Harrison Hot Springs. This exhilarating waterpark is for children ages 6+. They have slides, climbing areas, swings, trampolines, a rope swing, hamster balls, an inflatable blob catapult and more! There are also bumper boats, seadoo’s and bbq boats that are available to rent. They have you covered for all water sport activities. Children under age 6 can go on the bumper boats.
Tickets are $33.33 per person for 2 hours of fun and excitement. You can also add bumper boats to your experience for a reduced rate of $47.72 if you do both. For more information and to book your tickets:
Otter Co-op Experience at the Aldergrove Community Centre
This fun place is located in Aldergrove. It is quite a bit cheaper than the other waterparks since it’s city run. The downside is it’s really hard to get tickets. You have to book your tickets a week in advance and it’s always a race to get tickets.
There are lots of fun areas for little kids to explore here and a few big waterslides for older children. There is also a large swimming pool. The following amenities are open: Pacific Zone, Breaker Bay, Canyon Creek, Roller Soakers, and Big Top.
Visit their website for more details on admission prices, hours and to book:
More Ways to Cool Down:
Check out this article which includes a map of all the best places to swim and keep cool.