With the warmer weather finally here, it’s time to start thinking about how to cool off with the family. Water parks and splash pads are a fun aquatic addition to any community, and for parents with toddlers, it’s the coolest afternoon activity. They are the perfect place for toddlers, yet children of all ages enjoy them just as much.
We did the research so you don’t have too! Check out these Top 10 Local Water Parks in Victoria, BC. Let us know in the comment section below what your favourite water park is to visit in the summer time!
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1. Uptown Shopping Centre Splash Pad
Bring the whole family down for a day of shopping and grab a bite to eat while the kids play at Uptown Mall splash pad!
2. City Centre Splash Pad
A pirate themed splash park, looks like a “grrrrreat time”! There is a cost to get into this one if you are not a Langford resident. $3.10 per child, and free for Langford residents with proof of ID. Days and times may vary depending on the season, please check out their website for further information here.
3. Glen Lake Beach Park
This splash park is located in the heart of a beautiful family community. Parking is limited, however there is street parking.
4. Langford Lake Spray Park
Langford Lake is a popular spot for families who love to swim,and boat during the summer months. The swimming beach on Leigh Road is the perfect place to go for a swim and also enjoy the spray park and playgrounds.
5. Centennial Spray Park
There’s no better way to beat the heat than by splashing around at one of the West Shore’s many spray parks. Enjoy the refreshing spray from Centennial Park’s water features. The park is open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily.
6. The Beacon Hill Park “Watering Garden”
A gargantuan watering can stands 17 feet high as the center piece of this water play plaza in Victoria’s historic Beacon Hill Park. Come down to Beacon Hill Park for a family day at the Children’s Farm, a picnic by the Watering Can and a movie in the park!
7. The Frog Pond at Beckwith Park
Come and enjoy the only water park in Saanich with water spray features to help keep you cool.
Seasonal hours include: June through September 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (weather permitting) and July 1 through to Labour Day 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Beckwith Park has many features for the whole family. You can spend the day: having a picnic, splashing in the spray park. playing on the accessible playground. and exploring the trails around Beckwith Pond. This popular park is located on Beckwith Avenue just off Quadra Street.
The newest water park in Greater Victoria! With dump buckets, spray structures, and geysers, you’ll love this park. Surrounded by a small lawn area, you can pack a blanket and picnic to secure a nice spot to hang out and watch the kids play. There’s also 4 picnic tables and 2 park benches.
There’s a washroom and change area within the Adventure Park.
The park is open daily from dawn to dusk, and the splash pad open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm daily during May through September, weather permitting.
Parking is available at the Archie Browning Sports Centre rear parking lot or bicycle racks at the park entrance near the washroom / change facility.
9. Carnarvon Rotary Water Park
Rotary Water Park is located right next door to Carnarvon Centre in Oak Bay. Come enjoy the water and playground! The area is not staffed. Use of the area is “at own risk” and parental supervision of children is advised. Open 7 days a week from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; June to mid September with weather permitting.
10. Iroquois Water Park
The Iroquois Water Spray Park is generally operational from the May long weekend to the end of summer, located by Fifth Street and Ocean Avenue in Sidney, BC. Sidney is a lovely day trip for the family! They have a ton of activities, cute boutiques and great restaurants.
Have you been to any of these water parks? How was your experience? Were there any other attractions close by that made it a great day outing with the family? Let us know in the comments below!