The choices for a family beach vacation are endless, but chances are one of the top indoor waterparks in Canada will be just right for you. These top indoor waterparks offer an amazing selection of slides, pools and other attractions to keep your family entertained.
The thing with Canada (I know very well since I have lived in Canada most of my life) is that the winters can be cold and snowy and the summer scorching hot – at least where I live. So what is your best option where you don’t have to worry about the weather? Indoor waterpark! YAY – they are open year round!
The concept of indoor waterparks is in itself a new one, having begun in the early 1990’s. Nevertheless, they’re a fabulous option for families who’d like to enjoy swimming and water slides all year-round.
Whether you’re looking for a family getaway or the perfect way to beat the winter cold or the summer blahs, these are some of the best places to visit in Canada.
The Top Indoor Waterparks in Canada for Your Family Vacation
Whether you’re looking for a luxurious resort with its own waterpark, or just an indoor one packed full of tubes and slides, the top 16 indoor waterparks in Canada have it all.
What to look for to have water park fun? If you have little ones, you may want a beach entry wave pool, heated pool, or other water activities. Older kids will appreciate large pools, extreme slides or even other activities such as a rock climbing wall.
Located across Canada, here’s our list of the best indoor water parks:
Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark Resort, Niagara Falls, Ontario
The perfect spot for an unforgettable family vacation, this lodge offers a huge indoor waterpark complete with slides and activities, a spa and an outdoor pool. Great Wolf Lodge could form a part of a vacation that covers a tour of the area around Niagara Falls.
It’s certainly one of the more popular indoor waterparks, so you could try visiting at off-peak times, such as in the middle of the week or while school is in session.
It’s got a bunch of great restaurants, snack bars, and a café as well as several activity centers for kids. The waterpark features top-notch rides like the thrilling Canada Vortex, the lazy Crystal River for the whole family, and the Chipmunk Cove for the little ones. Book your stay and enjoy!
Even though Great Wolf Lodge has over 19 locations, this is the only one currently in Canada. The resort owners however announced they will be opening another location in Canada – Great Wolf Lodge Cornwall, Ontario
Waves Indoor Waterpark – Niagara Falls, Ontario
Located at Americana Conference Resort and Waterpark in Niagara Falls, this is a medium-sized waterpark that has 200 guest rooms to accommodate visitors. It has a restaurant and conference facilities as well as an arcade and a spa.
The indoor water park itself has a clear, retractable roof that is opened during fine weather and is Niagara’s only indoor/outdoor waterpark.
It has a wave pool and a slide tower that has tube slides, body slides and kiddie slides as well as whirlpool spas and interactive play structures.
The Family Suite is the perfect option for larger families, as it provides one queen size bed and two sets of bunk beds – all within a fun themed atmosphere. It comfortably accommodates up to six members of your family!
Insider Tip: Hotel guests receive up to 6 Unlimited Passes for Waves Indoor Waterpark when you reserve the family suite room.
World Waterpark – Edmonton, Alberta
This waterpark can be found at the West Edmonton Mall in Alberta. It’s considered one of the top indoor waterparks in Canada thanks to the number of unique and exciting rides on the premises.
These include the speedy Sky Screamer, the Raging Rapids, and the Tropical Typhoon, an unusual “toilet-bowl” design ride.
Boasting an impressive 5 acres and a capacity of over 3000 guests, this waterpark is home to the world’s largest indoor wave pool as well as 17 unique slides, hot tubs and children-friendly areas and concession areas.
The park also provides a unique opportunity to experience the Tsunami, a FlowRider Double. As its name implies, this sheet wave attraction allows visitors to ride waves with either bodyboards or flowboards. Atop of the cresting wave, riders can then maneuver on and off as they please – all thanks to gravity!
You can also soak in the Hot tubs, Climb the climbing wall or soar over the wave pool on the Zip line ride.
Insider Tip: Experience the comfort of being located in or just steps away from West Edmonton Mall, all while receiving exclusive benefits such as discounted attraction tickets. Stay close to everything you need and enjoy a hassle-free experience – stay at the Fantasyland Hotel or the West Edmonton Mall Inn – the two closest hotels to the mall.
Chelsea Hotel Corkscrew Waterslide – Toronto Ontario
Although this is not a full waterpark, this is a nice place to go if you’re visiting Toronto and want to get a bit of fun and swimming into the itinerary.
The indoor ‘corkscrew’ is downtown Toronto’s favorite waterslide. It curves around the Chelsea Hotel and twists and turns before emptying into the indoor swimming pool. There’s also a teen lounge in the hotel that features arcade games, foosball, a pool table and two Xbox Ones.
Kids will love the special check-in area, where they’ll receive toys when they arrive. And if you book one of the family fun suites, your entire family can relax and spread out after a day exploring nearby attractions like the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario and Toronto City Hall—all are within walking distance from the hotel.
Fallsview Indoor Waterpark – Niagara Falls, Ontario
Located in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Fallsview indoor waterpark claims to be the largest indoor waterpark in the country. Indeed, the Fallsview complex houses four hotels, restaurants, and the waterpark. The waterpark itself is housed in glass structure on top of a parking garage and covered by a large dome.
It features a gigantic and thrilling slide, a bowl ride, and a wave pool to enjoy between adrenaline rushes. It also has an interactive water play centre and a Tiny Tots Splash Park.
With 16 waterslides and a giant wave pool, your kids will have plenty to do. Plus, the entire park is climate-controlled for year-round fun.
Insider Tip: Book at the following hotels for indoor water park connections – Sheraton Fallsview, Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls Fallsview, Skyline Inn.
Bora Parc Indoor Waterpark, Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec
Escape the mundane and experience 102,000 square feet of exhilarating fun year-round at Bora Parc. Get ready to live it up in true Polynesian style with a massive wave pool, 14 thrilling water slides, and an action-packed family pool with interactive games!
For even more excitement, take a leisurely cruise down our adventure river or challenge yourself on our double surf wave attraction. And when you need to refuel after all that aqua escapism – there’s no better place than the onsite restaurant.
Cari Complex, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Cari Complex in Charlottetown, P.E.I is a frequent destination for aquatics fun! With an expansive 25-metre, eight-lane pool equipped with two 1-metre and two 3-meter diving boards, there’s something to please everyone – even water slides and a rope swing to cap off the day of swimming adventure!
Not only that but you can also enjoy the hot tub and leisurely swims all while participating in various lesson programs available at this facility.
Plunge! Blue Mountain, Collingwood, Ontario
At the foot of Blue Mountain Village Ski Resort, Blue Mountain Plunge! Aquatic Centre in Collingwood offers an oasis for all-season aquatic fun. Not a water park but filled with water fun if you want to take a break from the snow and enjoy some indoor entertainment, this Blue Mountain center has something for everyone: hot tubs, rope swings, docks and tube slides of various shapes and sizes await your exploration.
Moreover, swimming lessons and water fitness classes are available at the recreational and leisure pool, too!
H20 Adventure & Fitness Centre, Kelowna, British Columbia
Escape the winter cold and head over to H20 Adventure + Fitness Centre in Kelowna, British Columbia for an unforgettable time. You’ll have your pick of three water slides ranging from 30m – 90m long, a children’s play area with showers and toys, Olympic-sized swimming pool, wave pool as well as a lazy river.
To top it off there’s FlowRider – Canada’s first ever ocean surf simulator! With so much fun activities to do here you’re sure to make lots of precious memories at this exciting centre.
Village Square Leisure Centre, Calgary, Alberta
The Safari Splash Zone at the rec centre offers a bounty of thrilling activities, from the 500-on dump bucket to swaying bridges and an invigorating ball swing that will take your child plunging into the wave pool.
Get ready for the wildest slide of your life on Thunder Run, as it zig-zags in and out of the park. But what really sets this water park apart is its Nuclear Globe Balls – two meter inflatable balls that allow you to take a walk on water while gripping onto handles! Even kids younger than seven can join in (as long as they have an adult accompanying them).
The Gallagher Centre, Yorkton, Saskatchewan
Let your little ones experience the beach-like atmosphere of the wave pool, or let older swimmers take delight in a two-storey water slide, lazy river and whirlpool! Situated on Yorkton’s west side, Gallagher Centre is Saskatchewan’s most renowned recreational space for conferences, entertainment and leisure.
Not to mention Access Communications Water Park – with its zero entry wave pool, lap pool, water slide plus hot tub and sauna – it’s no wonder why this place is known as East Central Saskatchewan’s BEST indoor waterpark!
Insider Tip: Host a truly unforgettable birthday celebration! Not only can you rent out the party room for special occasions, but for an exceptionally reasonable rate, you could acquire exclusive use of the entire wave pool.
Watermania, Richmond, BC
Watermania is an aquatic utopia for children who adore the water! From a colossal, competition-style pool to two enormous waterslides and a remarkable family area with an interactive water playground and wave pool, this facility has it all.
Most kids will love the large seahorse that pours water into a giant tipping bucket, the fun tot slide, and a variety of interactive sprayers and water wheels for the little ones.
Insider Tip: Stay at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Riverport Richmond and Watermania is within walking distance.
Algonquin Hotel, St. Andrews, New Brunswick
If you’re looking for something a little off the traditional tourist trail, this family-friendly resort in New Brunswick is situated perfectly to take advantage of all its offerings. With plenty of activities on site and nearby, your entire brood won’t be stuck inside – they can explore the great outdoors without having to go too far!
Young ones can enjoy the three-storey waterslide in the indoor pool and take a dip in the outdoor pool during summers from June to September. For those seeking adventure, rent a bike and traverse around St. Andrews area or Minister’s Island – an exciting journey as waters recede near low tide!
Adventure Bay Windsor Indoor Waterpark – Windsor, Ontario
For an all action packed water fun-packed escape from the winter blues, Adventure Bay Family Water Park is your go-to destination! Offering over 35,000 square feet of wet and wild thrills for travelers of all ages, this paradise boasts 5 waterslides together with a surf simulator experience known as “FlowRider”, wave pools, lazy rivers and even a Splash Zone filled with slides and huge water tipping buckets.
Plus – get ready to be enchanted by interactive water play features such as geysers, aqua cannons and mini bungee swings!
Canad Inns Destination Centre – Brandon, Manitoba
Throughout Manitoba, Canad Inns properties are famous for their Splashers waterparks featuring huge wild water slides, creatively shaped and refreshing pools, relaxing hot tubs and safe kiddie pools.
The Brandon location takes it to a whole new level. The air of excitement is palpable thanks to its cheerful yellow waterslide stretching across multiple floors and an awe-inspiring tropical island mural!
Plus, this hotel is conveniently located right next door to Keystone Centre in the center of all the action going on in Brandon.
Aquaworld, Prescott, Ontario
Coming soon so stay tuned! A $75 million indoor water park resort, complete with five restaurants, a convention centre and 200-room hotel is being proposed for the Prescott, Ontario area.
Just an hour south of Ottawa on the border between Prescott and North Augusta Township lies a 260 acre parcel of land which would be utilized to construct this exquisite destination perfect for any family getaway!
Top Indoor Water parks in Canada
If you’d like your holiday to involve some aquatic adventures even during the cooler seasons, do consider visiting these top indoor waterparks in Canada. A plethora of exciting water slides, interactive features and world-class amenities awaits you – so don’t forget to pack your swimsuit!
Whether you’re looking for an exhilarating escape from the winter doldrums or planning a birthday celebration, these waterparks are sure to provide a fun-filled experience for everyone in the family. So, check out the action packed water fun and make a splash with your loved ones!
FAQ’s Best Indoor Water Parks in Canada
Q. What is Canada’s best indoor waterpark?
The Fallsview Indoor Waterpark is a proud winner of the TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award, having claimed this prestigious award six times in total – making it Canada’s best amusement park and waterpark! Visitors can enjoy direct access indoors to luxurious accommodations. And that’s not all – you can also experience 16 extreme slides filled with excitement and adventure!
Q. What is Canada’s biggest indoor waterpark?
The biggest indoor water park in Canada is Work Water Park. Embark on an aquatic adventure at World Water Park, situated in West Edmonton Mall! From the world’s largest indoor wave pool to 17 unique water-based attractions that are perfect for visitors of all ages — there is something here for everyone.
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