We’re in the middle of a heat wave here in Vancouver. It’s been so hot, sticky, and muggy – ugh. Last Thursday we ditched work and the sweltering heat at home and took off for Splashdown Park in Tsawwassen instead!
Splashdown is Greater Vancouver’s only water slide park, boasting 13 water slides, a children’s area, main pool, concession stand, video arcade, and volleyball and basketball courts.
What a perfect day to visit the water slides! The weather was gorgeous – sunny skies and a bit of a breeze to keep things from getting too hot. The park wasn’t too crowded and we never had to wait very long in line to get on the slides.
I convinced my brother to come along on our family outing, and I’m so glad he was able to make it. The girls had a great time with their Uncle Adam – look at those smiles!
With a five-year-old and a three-year-old, we spent lots of time in the kids’ area. I was surprised by how many big kids and even teenagers were playing in the kids’ area, but they never took over or pushed the little ones around the way I’ve seen happen on many playgrounds. Splashdown staff were always present to keep things under control.
Both the girls loved going down the mini water slides. The slides don’t go very fast, so they’re suitable for even the littlest splashers.
With three adults we were able to trade off supervision responsibilities, so we all got to go on the big water slides, Big Jim’s River Run, and the Black Hole – twice! The River Run is still my favourite. I love the slides and big splashes interspersed with lazily floating along on my inner tube.
We all had a fantastic time! It was a wonderful chance to just unplug and enjoy play time with the family. We stayed the entire day, and even after seven hours, the kids still weren’t ready to leave.
Remember to bring your sunscreen and please make sure you reapply often! I was really good at making sure the kids were protected, but somehow I missed my shoulders and got a little pink.
While at Splashdown, we saw lots of summer day campers, a birthday party, and what looked like a huge family party. That made me think, wouldn’t this be a great destination for a family reunion or a company picnic? There’s lots of space, tents, barbecues for rent, and so much fun to keep both kids and grown-ups busy. Turns out Splashdown thinks so too, and that’s why they offer group packages for precisely that!
Location, Hours, & Ticket Prices
Splashdown Park is located at 4775 Nulelum Way, Tsawwassen, BC (just before the BC Ferries Terminal). Open daily until Monday, September 7, 2015. See website for hours as they vary.
- Tots (3 years and under) are FREE
- Under 48″ $17.99
- 48″ and above $23.99
- Seniors $10.99
- Family (up to 4 persons) $83.99
Save with twilight rates (starting 4 hours before closing). Season passes are also available.
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Disclosure: I received complimentary admission for the purpose of writing this review. All opinions expressed are completely honest and my own, based on my personal experience. Your experience may differ.