Our thoughts turn to watery fun when the humidity levels rise and heat alerts pop up on our weather apps. Splash pads are great for a quick introduction, but then you can make a full day of it at an outdoor water park once the kids have become addicted. Not only are some part of larger attractions such as zoos and amusement parks, but many water parks also have options for both little kids and bigger thrill-seekers. Take a dip in our Guide to the Best Outdoor Water Parks in Ontario for some refreshing recreation!

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Greater Toronto Area

Opens June 25
Where: 3159 Birchmount Rd., Scarborough
Website: www.toronto.ca
The City of Toronto operates Kidstown as part of their public splash pad system. Here you can introduce younger or smaller kids gently to water parks. It includes a tipping bucket, spray rings, squirting aquatic animals, a slide, wading pool and a splash pad. Did we mention it’s free?! Check out our list of free splash pads in Toronto here.

Canada’s Wonderland — SplashWorks
When: May 27-September 4, 2023 (check calendar for hours)
1 Canada’s Wonderland Drive, Vaughan
Website: www.canadaswonderland.com
SplashWorks has options to suit all members of the family, with thrill rides and a kids slide. Big kids love Barracuda Blaster, Muskoka Plunge, Mountain Bay Cliffs and more. For a more relaxed atmosphere, try the wave pool and lazy river.

Professor’s Lake Recreation Centre
When: Opens June 29
Where: 1660 North Park Drive (Bramalea Road & North Park Drive), Brampton
Website: www.brampton.ca
Created by Wibit Sports, experience Brampton’s new outdoor inflatable water park that is sure to provide hours of outdoor fun with multiple obstacles to keep all ages entertained.

Toronto Zoo — Splash Island
When: Weekends and holidays May 20-July 1; Open daily July 1-September 4, 2023
Where: 2000 Meadowvale Road, Scarborough
Website: www.torontozoo.com
Entrance to the Zoo’s huge splash pad is included in your admission, and includes waterslides, water-spouting animals, waterfalls, and tipping buckets.

Wet’n’Wild Toronto
When: June 10-September 4, 2023
7855 Finch Ave. West, Brampton
Website: www.wetnwildtoronto.com
The Toronto area outpost of Wet’n’Wild has major attractions like the Krazy Kanuck family raft ride, a mega treehouse play structure, mini water park for the little ones, a bowl slide, free fall speed slides, and the Klondike Express mat slide racer. You can even relax in style in a private cabana.

Southern Ontario

African Lion Safari — Misumu Wet Play
When: May 20-September 4, 2023
1386 Cooper Road, Hamilton
This expansive water park and splash pad includes slides, pools, tipping buckets, and sprinklers. Entrance is included with admission.

Bingemans Big Splash
June 24-September 4, 2023
425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener
Website: www.bingemans.com
Bingemans has both outdoor and indoor options: water slides, wave pool, mini golf and a water playground outside; an arcade, indoor playground, bowling alley, escape rooms and restaurants inside.

Earl Haig Family Fun Park
Opens June 2
101 Market Street South, Brantford
This park features a waterslide, splash pad, lazy river ride, pool, playground and beach volleyball.

FunSplash Sports Park
When: Opens June 24
Where: 5050 Harrison Rd., Binbrook (Hamilton)
This is a big floating inflatable obstacle course area and the Happy Splash Kids Zone in shallow water for children ages 4-6. It’s located in the Binbrook Conservation Area, which also has a large swimming beach and children’s splash pad. The area also features picnic facilities, nature trails and boat rentals.

East Park
Opens June 24
1275 Hamilton Road, London
Website: www.eastparkgolf.com
The park has waterslides, a zero-entry wave pool, an accessible splash pad and a water-climber with tipping bucket. For parents that choose to stay dry but still want a cool place to hang out, they have a Tiki Bar patio.

Splashtown Waterparks
When: Open June 30
69 Lake Road, Port Colborne; 524 Ketchankookem Trail, Manitoulin Island
Website: www.splashtown.ca
These inflatable water parks located by Nickel Beach on Lake Erie, and a new location on Mindemoya Lake on Manitoulin Island, offer a unique combination of thrills, slides and fun activities for all ages.

Wild Waterworks
When: Opens mid-June
680 Van Wagners Beach Road, Hamilton
Website: www.wild-waterworks.com
This popular spot has six exciting slides. For the younger crowd, Little Squirt Works has a wading pool with slides, sprays, mists and fountains.

Cottage Country

Cedar Park
June 17-September 4, 2023
6296 Cedar Park Rd., Bowmanville
Website: www.cedarparkresort.ca
Along with water slides and splash pads, this park also includes a family campground, mini golf, tennis court, picnic and playground areas, and 30 acres of parkland.

Emerald Lake
Opens on weekends May 21-June 22, open daily June 23-September 4
Where: 7248 Gore Rd., Puslinch
Website: www.emeraldlake.ca
This water park with plenty of fun things to do: waterslide, splash pad, kiddie pool, water toys, and a pollution-free “lake” with high and low diving boards. Also in the area are camping spots, three kids playgrounds, picnic areas, volleyball, basketball, and a snack bar.

Rail Yard Wake & Aqua Park
Open May-September
5407 Queensville Side Rd. East, Mount Albert
Website: www.railyard.simplybook.me
Not only can jump around on the floating inflatable aqua park, there’s also wakeboarding. Kids must be 5+ to use the aqua park and those aged 5-8 must be accompanied on the inflatables by a paying responsible person (16+ years of age).

Splash ON
Opens June 30
55 Lakeshore Drive, Barrie & 450 Atherley Road, Orillia
In Barrie on Lake Simcoe and in Orillia on Lake Couchiching. Run by Wibit Water Parks, these are large floating inflatables, which is a unique way to enjoy our local natural lakes. The water parks are for ages 5+, and children aged 5-8 require parent/guardian accompaniment. All customers must wear company provided life jackets at all times when on the water park.

Further Afield

Calypso Park
June 17 – September 4, 2023
Where: 2015 Calypso Street, Limoges
Website: www.calypsopark.com
Located east of Ottawa, this is Canada’s biggest theme waterpark. It has the largest wave pool and tallest waterslide tower in Canada, over 35 slides, 100 water games and two theme rivers. Plus they have various food options and a VIP cabana section.

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