Water parks in Montreal provide families a place to cool off, or warm up. Indoor and outdoor water parks give families the choice of summer fun in the sun or winter warmth in the waves. As part of a Huffington Post Travel series on family-fun parks, here is our guide to all the key information visitors need to know about Montreal water parks.
Billed as the largest water park on a mountain, Saint-Sauveur Water Park takes advantage of its location by using the slope of the mountains to create long water slides in a natural setting.
Raft RidesThe Niagra sends riders down the mountain in a two-person raft, gliding through enclosed and open-top tubes. Enjoy the beauty of nature with whitewater spray before heading over a waterfall.
Wave Pools and Water SlidesDesigned for the whole family, the Super Wave Pool is an artificial beach way up in the mountains. The Colorado water slide sends riders 1,700 feet down the mountain. Younger swimmers enjoy Children's Island, with its bumper boats and mini train.
Traditional Park FareMont Saint-Saveur offers traditional park fare in the form of pizza and ice cream. But the park also has three restaurants that serve organic foods and other healthy options.
Safety RecordAccording to CTV, two children died at this park during the summer of 2010. In June, a 9-year-old drowned in the park's wave pool, and in July a 14-year-old boy collapsed and died while climbing the stairs to a ride.
Address: 350 rue Saint-Denis, St-Sauveur-des-Monts, Quebec, J0R 1R3, Canada
Hours: The park is open June 4 to June 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; June 23 to Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Aug. 15-21, 10 a.m to 5 p.m.; and Aug. 22 to Sept. 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Price: Tickets for adults and children 13 and older are $32.48. Tickets for seniors 65 and older and children 6 to 12 are $35.89, while children 3 to 5 are $16.24.
Keeping the fun going all year round, Aqua Dome offers something for everyone. The indoor pool and swimming complex is the largest in Montreal. Aquadome has partnered with the Red Cross to offer swim lessons and safety classes to visitors all year long.
Multi-Purpose PoolThe Multi-Purpose Pool is a safe place for families to play together. The gently sloping entry makes it easy for little ones to get in the pool. A wading pool and figure-eight slide keep children active. Watchful parents can sit back and enjoy therapeutic massaging water jets.
Water SportsIn addition to the Multi-Purpose Pool, Aquadome offers water sports at all levels. Aquadome has an Olympic-sized swimming pool and facilities for lap swimming, water polo, water volleyball and water basketball.
Snack ShopAquadome has a snack shop that sells drinks and sandwiches.
Safety RecordIn February 2011, The LaSalle Messenger reported that a 14-year-old boy almost drowned in the deep end of the sport pool.
Address: 1411 rue Lapierre, Arrondissement LaSalle, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H8N 2J4
Hours: The hours of operation, classes and sports opportunities vary and may change. Check with the facility for daily hours.
Price: Admission for children 3 and under is $1.50. Children 4 to 16 are admitted for $2.50, while adults 17 to 54 are $3.50. Admission for seniors 55 and older is $2.50.
Other Noteworthy Parks Near MontrealGranby Zoo Water Park
Calypso Water Park
Ski Bromont Water Park
Super Aqua Club
Great Escape Lodge and Water Park
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