Waterparks in Ottawa Overview

Waterparks provide a fantastic and fun way for the entire family to beat the summer heat. Ottawa and its surrounding areas have a quality selection of waterparks, from which you can choose when planning your next family trip in the summer. Every park has certain features, and you can look at these beforehand, in order to determine which park will work best for you and your family.

For those who are also interested in beaches, see the step by step guide to Ottawa’s beaches here.


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    Calypso Park

    Opened in 2010, Calypso is Canada's largest and newest theme waterpark. Around 35 kilometers east of Ottawa, the waterpark is located Limoges, Ontario, and was built at about CA$45 million by Village Vacances Valcartier.

    The park stretches over 450 acres, and can accommodate 12,000 people daily. Calypso Park offers over 30 slides, in addition to Calypso Palace, the park’s wave pool which is a massive 52,000-square-foot concrete pool. The park's water is kept at 27 °C, and the park management filters the water after every 90 minutes. In addition to water-related fun, the park also has a variety of food outlets, shops, and picnic areas, for visitors who are looking for a nice way to round off their outing.

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    Mont Cascades Waterpark

    Located on Mont Cascades road, in Cantley, Quebec, the Mount Cascades Waterpark boasts a large collection of waterslides, all of which are well-known in the waterpark industry, and installed in other high-profile waterparks like Canada's Wonderland and Disney's two major waterparks Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach.

    Known for being thrilling and perfectly safe at the same time, the water slides in the park include Black Magic, Kamikaze, Rapids River, Turbo Twister, Vortex, and special Kiddie Rides for toddlers who are 48’’ and under. In addition to the water slides, there is also a general area with waterfalls and swimming pools, and in the winter, Mont Cascades is a popular ski area.

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    Kanata Leisure Centre and Wave Pool

    Located in Kanata, at 70 Aird Place, adjacent to Hwy #417 at the corner of Castlefrank and Aird Place, the Kanata Leisure Centre and Wave Pool has a variety of facilities to offer visitors who are looking for some summer fun and relaxation. The Aquatic centre houses a Wave pool, a Whirlpool, a Water Slide, and a Kiddie pool. In addition, there is also a dry sauna, a fitness studio, an Aerobics hall, and an eating area. The facility is well staffed, and has been a local favourite for a long time.

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