Canada’s Wonderland is open for 2022!
After a year of lots of rules and restrictions, Canada’s Wonderland is open for the 2022 season and it feels like business as usual! For the first time since 2019 events and experiences are back and we couldn’t be more excited to experience a jam-packed season of fun at Canada’s Wonderland.
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Rides and Attractions
All of the 200 Canada’s Wonderland rides and attractions are open and operating at full capacity. No more mask mandates or social distancing so wait times have come down and the ride operators are able to get riders on and off a lot faster. It’s exciting to be able to walk up to any ride, join the line and get on as soon as the ride is available! If you haven’t been in a few years you might forget just how many rides and attractions there are. With 17 roller coasters and two large kids’ areas there really is more than enough to keep everyone happy.
Events, Festivals and Live Entertainment
Even though Canada’s Wonderland was open last year we really missed not having all of the festivals and events. I’m so excited to know that all of the great events and festivals are returning this year to Canada’s Wonderland so if you’re hoping to make it to any specific ones be sure to mark your calendars as many of them are only here for a very short time. Here are all of the important dates to keep in mind!
Live Shows Are Back At Canada’s Wonderland
WoofJocks Canine All-Stars (May – June, dates TBA): One of my fave shows! Watch adorable and brilliant dogs wow with their tricks, flips and skills in a fun, choreographed show.
Tundra: A Cirque Experience (June 24 – Sept. 5): This magical show themed to a humorous tale of Canadian exploration returns to Canterbury Theatre, bringing mesmerizing displays of acrobatics, aerial artistry, and bike stunts.
Victoria Falls High Divers (June 25 – Sept. 5): This is a daily performance not to be missed! Brave divers gracefully leap from the top of Wonder Mountain over the falls to a pool more than 18 metres (60 feet) below.
Fall Out – Stunt Dive Show (June 25 – Sept. 5): These divers take competition to a whole new level in a fast-paced, energetic stunt show that pits athletes against athletes on trampolines and high-dive towers.
Shows with The PEANUTS Gang (various dates): Kids can join Snoopy and friends in a returning show “Charlie Brown’s Jungle Journey,” dance with favourite characters at the Peanuts Block Party or see Snoopy conduct a fountain orchestra at Snoopy’s Symphony of Water. We have experienced all of these shows and they are awesome!
2022 Events and Festivals
Fireworks (May 22, July 1, July 31, Sept. 4) – Witness a spectacular fireworks display of explosive light and colour high over the park skyline choreographed to a lively soundtrack.
Splash Works Opening (May 28) – Get back to poolside fun at the 20-acre water park, with 17 slides, cliff jumping, water playgrounds, the Lazy River and more!
Brew & BBQ (June 24-26) – The annual BBQ festival returns with foot-stomping live music, dozens of craft beers and ciders, plus a mouth-watering summer menu featuring ribs, gourmet burgers and BBQ chicken.
Celebration Canada (July 1-17) – It’s Canada’s biggest birthday celebration and it’s an event not to be missed! Full of lively music, street entertainment and the impressive West Coast Lumberjacks. There is also lots of delicious food to try like beef sliders, poutine, mac ’n cheese and more.
KidZfest (July 23-Aug. 7) – This party is perfect for families and kids with special guest appearances by Marvel superheroes, dance parties with the PEANUTS gang, interactive games, activities, live entertainment and more.
Taste of Portugal (Aug. 13-14) – Step into a festival celebrating the time-worn charm of Portugal, with lively street entertainment and traditional foods including succulent roast chicken and the sweet, rich and perfectly crisp Portuguese custard tarts. We tried the custard tarts yesterday and they were so good!
Taste of Ireland (Aug. 20-21) – The flavours and spirited culture of the Emerald Isle arrive at Canada’s Wonderland with lively Celtic music and dancers and hearty Irish fare featuring Guinness BBQ Pork Ribs, Irish Shepherd’s Pie and sweet desserts like Chocolate Guinness Cake and Butterscotch Apple Cake.
Taste of the Caribbean (Aug. 27-28) – Enjoy island flavours from jerk chicken to specialty seafood, rum cake and coconut sweets, plus fruity summer drinks while the sounds of steel drum music fill the air.
Oktoberfest (Sept. 10-11, 17-18) – For two weekends, guests will be treated to German-themed food, drink specials and traditional festival bands in the castle courtyard of Medieval Faire. Enjoy classic sausage, schnitzel, Bavarian pretzels, and a tall stein of refreshing lager.
Camp Spooky (weekends Sept. 24-Oct. 30) – This is a not to be missed family-friendly Halloween event! With trick-or-treating, costume parades, live shows with The PEANUTS gang, interactive games, rides and more!
Halloween Haunt (select nights Sept. 23 to Oct. 30) Prepare to be scared! Halloween Haunt is spooky fun not for the faint of heart (or kids under 13) Featuring hundreds of monsters, scare zones, mazes and terrifying live entertainment.
WinterFest (select nights Nov. 18 to Dec. 31) Our new favourite time to visit Canada’s Wonderland! Step into a world of holiday magic, featuring ice-skating, live shows, millions of lights, festive food and so much more.
The three taste events, Portugal, Ireland and the Caribbean are brand new for 2022 and I got the opportunity to try out some of the signature dishes that will be offered. They were all delish, authentic and unique. If food from any of these countries and regions interests you then you definitely don’t want to miss these festivals.
Splash Works is opening soon!
I know it’s hard to believe but in just over a month Splash Works will be open. Splash Works, the 20-acre water park, opens on May 28th just in time to kick of the summer season with tons of slides, a wave pool and a massive lazy river. And, Splash Works is included with your regular admission so make sure to throw a bathing suit and towel in your backpack when you head to Canada’s Wonderland this summer in case you decide to take a break and cool off at the water park.
Get your Seasons Pass!
If you are planning to visit Canada’s Wonderland even twice this season I would recommend getting yourself a season’s pass and if you get a gold pass you are also able to visit in the fall and winter which I HIGHLY recommend. Winterfest has quickly become our very favourite time to visit Canada’s Wonderland. The park is now open on weekends until it switches to being opening daily for the summer. At less than an hour’s drive from anywhere in the GTA Canada’s Wonderland is the perfect place to take your little kids, your big kids or just enjoy yourself!
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