9 Outdoor Waterparks You Must Visit This Summer

Visiting a waterpark in the summer is one of the more exciting things to do with your kids. We’ve rounded up all of the waterparks near Hamilton, Niagara and the GTA to help you plan an awesome summertime day trip with your family. Don’t forget the sunscreen!

To help you decide which waterpark to visit next, we have recapped their top features, this year’s prices for 2023, onsite food options and more. We answer your most asked questions and connect you with the attraction website, too!

More thrills for the whole family:

Wild Waterworks in Hamilton, Ontario
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Wild Waterworks

Opening Date June 2023

This Hamilton area summer staple will be back again! Located along the waterfront and easily accessed from the highway, this awesome water park boasts a Little Squirt Works kids area, an Eazy River, and multiple Body Slides and Tube Slides. And of course, you can’t forget their famous Wave Pool!

Our readers voted it the best waterpark near Hamilton. Every age will enjoy visiting Wild Waterworks!

2023 Pricing

  • General (ages 11-64) $31.24
  • Children (ages 3-10) $20.04
  • Persons with a disability/their Attendant (each) $20.04
  • Senior (65+ years of age) $26.90
  • Toddler (Children 2 and under) FREE

Know Before You Go

  • Three Restaurants to choose from
  • Outside Food Permitted
  • Parking is free
  • Life jackets are available for free on a first come first served basis

Address: 680 Van Wagners Beach Road, Hamilton


Wet N Wild Toronto
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Wet N Wild Toronto

Opening on June 10th!

This GTA favourite is back and better than ever. This huge water park includes Wet N Wild Jr, multiple Body Slides and Tube Slides, and even some Mat Slides for racing! It also offers a Wave Pool, Lazy River and a Water Play Structure so there’s something for everyone at Wet N Wild!

2023 Pricing

  • Adults – $54.95 per person when purchased online
  • Youth (under 48”) – $39.95 per person when purchased online

Good To Know

  • Life Jackets are available for free on a first come first served basis
  • Children under 2 years of age are free
  • Four Restaurants on site
  • Outside food is not permitted
  • Parking is $20 per car

Address: 7855 Finch Ave. W, Brampton


Funsplash waterpark in Hamilton
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FunSplash Hamilton

Opening June 24th!

This unique attraction isn’t your usual water park! It offers 25 different and unique obstacles on inflatables in the lake! Located in the Binbrook Conservation Area, it’s a great destination for families with kids over 6!

Pricing for 2023

  • $23 for two hours (does not include entry fee into the conservation area)

Know Before You Go

  • Ages 6 and up!
  • Must wear provided PFD

Address: 5050 Harrison Road, Binbrook at Binbrook Conservation Area


Bingemans Big Splash
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Bingemans Big Splash

Opening June 24th, 2023!

Waterloo Region’s first water park offers multiple tube and body slides, along with a wave pool! They also have a Spray N Play water playground to enjoy.

2023 Pricing

  • Over 48” tall: $41.95 per person at the gate or $37.95 online
  • Under 48” tall: $29.95 at the gate or $24.95 online
  • Under 2: Free

Know Before You Go

  • Life jackets are available for free on a first come first served basis
  • Five Restaurants
  • Outside food and drink are not permitted.

Address: 425 Bingemans Centre Dr, Kitchener, ON N2B 3X7


Earl Haig Family Fun Park
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Earl Haig Family Fun Park

Earl Haig Family Fun Park will open for the season on June 2, 2023.

Slide into summer and visit Brantford’s Earl Haig Family Fun Park! Bring your friends and family and enjoy a variety of activities and attractions including a splash pad, leisure pool with waterslide, lazy river, mini-putt, batting cages and Snack Shack. Check the website for hours and holiday hours.

2023 Pricing:

Age categoryRate
Youth (3 – 14 years)$8.00
Senior (65+)$9.40
Two Years and Under$3.00

Know Before You Go

  • You can bring your own food and drink, excluding alcoholic beverages.
  • Earl’s Snack Shack is also open for snacks and hot food. 
  • A refundable deposit of $10.00 is required for locker keys, lifejackets and tube rentals.
  • You can also rent shelters in 2 sizes (50 people and 100 people) and beach volleyball courts.

Address: 101 Market Street South, Brantford, Ontario


Popular Attractions with Amazing Waterparks!

Emerald Lake
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Emerald lake

Experience a day of water fun in our five-acre pollution-free, spring-fed quarry lake.

  • Waterpark opens on May 21st, Victoria Day, and weekends only until June 22nd.
  • Open 7 days a week from Friday, June 23rd until the end of the day on Sunday of the Labour Day long weekend in September.
  • The waterpark will be closed completely on Labour Day Monday for the year 2023.

(No one will be admitted into the waterpark after 6:30 pm). All Hours Weather Permitting.

2023 Pricing

  • Ages 3 and under are free
  • (Weekdays) $17.70 + TX = $20 (ages 4 – 64)
  • (Weekends) 22.13 + TX = $25 (ages 4 – 64)
  • (Seniors – Everyday) $13.27 + TX = $15

Water Park Includes:

  • Snack bar
  • Life jacket rental available (or bring your own)
  • 5-acre spring-fed quarry 15 to 40 feet deep, with high and low diving area.
  • Watertoys in the quarry include trampolines, a rock-climbing wall, Saturn, teeter-totter, and jungle joe plus an obstacle course!
  • Lots of picnic areas
  • Large 2-foot deep kiddie pool with water jets
  • Kids playground
  • 18 regulation-size sand volleyball courts throughout the waterpark
  • Basketball courts
  • Sandy beach area
  • Lots of great picnic areas with picnic tables

Address: 7248 Gore Rd. Puslinch, ON N0B 2J0


Splash Works at Canada’s Wonderland

Open for the season!

Probably the best-known waterpark in the area, Canada’s Wonderland SplashWorks is an incredible destination for summer fun. Included in your Wonderland entrance fee, it turns a hot summer day into cooled-down fun! With 17 water slides and water attractions, there’s something for everyone. Hours fluctuate between 11 am – 6 pm or 7 pm. Read about Canada’s Wonderland here.

Address: 1 Canada’s Wonderland Drive, Vaughan

Splash Island at Toronto Zoo

Open weekends and holidays May 20 – July 1, 2023 and daily July 1 – Sept. 4, 2023

Free with Zoo Admission

Looking to cool down while you visit the animals? The Splash Island at Toronto Zoo is a great destination inside this world-famous zoo! With water slides, splash pads, and a water playground, you’ll have a great time playing no matter how old! Splash Island is open from 10 am – 6 pm.

Misumu Bay Splash Park at African Lion Safari

Open May 20 – Sept. 4, 2023!

Included in Safari admission – learn about African Lion Safari here

Heading on a safari this summer? Be sure to stop by Misumu Bay while you’re at it! This kid’s splash and water park is a fun destination for the younger ones. Offering slides, tipping buckets and many play structures, it’s the perfect way to cool off!

Know Before You Go

  • Height restriction of 38′
  • Opens daily at 11 am
  • Closes weekdays at 5:30 pm
  • Closes weekends at 7 pm

1386 Cooper Road, Cambridge

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