If you’re looking for a way to cool off this summer, Ottawa water parks offer the perfect location to splash around! Within a short driving distance, these different parks offer a variety of adrenaline pumping slides, refreshing pools, water activities, splash pads, restaurants and all around family fun!
Some quick tips to make your day even more enjoyable:
- buy your tickets online ahead of time (for some of the water parks) which will give you quicker access into the park itself;
- download the park map;
- make sure that all riders in your group meet the height requirements;
- discuss a meeting point if part of your group gets lost.
Here is a list of some of the Ottawa water parks in and around the city:
2015, Calypso Street
Toll Free: 1 877-443-9995
The newest Ottawa Water park, Calypso, is Canada’s biggest theme waterpark with more than 35 humungous state-of-the-art slides and 100 water games. It also boasts Canada’s largest wave pool with over an acre of “ocean” and different types of waves, and has the highest free-standing tower in North America and a 1-km wild and twisted river adventure! All of Calypso’s pools are heated and there are restaurants and picnic areas to enjoy a packed lunch.
Calypso’s attractions include:
- Black Hole
- Calypso Palace
- Canyon Rafting
- Fast Track
- Jungle Run
- Pirate’s Aquaplay
- Turbo Lab
- Zoo Lagoon
Calypso also has numerous waterslides including:
- At 90 feet (28 metres): ACCELERATORS
4 high-speed waterslides – 2 with four person toboggan boats and 2 with double inner tubes.
- At 55 feet (17 metres): AQUALOOPS
2 AquaLoops for thrill-seekers. Start in an enclosed cabin with a trap door. At the signal, the floor suddely opens under your feet and you drop straight down before continuing on a roller coaster-like ride with a 2.5 G loop
- At 30 feet (9 metres): FAMILY TWISTERS
4 coiled waterslides with translucent and closed-off sections – ideal for familiesNot only are the attractions state of the art, but so is their option of “money at your finger tip”. This new payment method is simple and safe, and eliminates the need to carry cash on-site. You simply upload money on your finger and the unused balance is fully refundable at the end of the day or the end of the season. The system recognizes 16 points on three skin layers, you can have more than one user per account, and the prints are not linked to a name or any other details.There are clothes dryers on-site, lockers, a toddler area and even a VIP zone with cabanas!
Directions from Ottawa:
- Take highway 417 east to Exit 79
- Turn left onto Limoges Road northbound
- Take first right onto Calypso Street
- Calypso Park’s entrance is one km on your right
MONT CASCADES WATERPARK
448 Mont Cascades Rd
We have been hearing for a long time that another water park is supposed to be built in the west end off of Moodie. It was supposed to be called the Alottawata Water Park. We’ve checked their website and it is still live (as of February 2016) but we still don’t know when construction is going to begin.
We are so lucky to have several great Ottawa water parks within easy driving distance, so pack up the family and head out for a great day of slipping and sliding and, of course, cooling off!!