If you want to visit Canada and have your trip filled with adventure or you are a Canadian and you want more action, amusement parks need to be taken into account. This is simply because you can enjoy some really fast and tall roller coasters and other attractions that are filled with excitement. All the amusement parks highlighted below are basically perfect for the adrenaline seeker.
Calaway Park – Calgary
Calaway Park is located close to the Rocky Mountains, close to Calgary and covering 160 acres. It is really popular for the families that have younger children, being the largest of the outdoor amusement parks in Western Canada. There are 32 rides offered, mini-golf, a 3D cinema and stage shows. One of the newest and most impressive attractions is Timer Falls, a log ride. If you want to camp close to it, there is an RV and campground park where you can stay. Every single day the park is opened and you want to check the entertainment schedule to see exactly what the best experience would be if you visit.
Sandspit Cavendish Beach – Green Gables
This is the largest of the amusement parks in the region, offering numerous attractions and rides. This includes a Ferris wheel that is 20 meters high and the largest roller coaster in Atlantic Canada, named Cyclone. If you travel as a family you are going to enjoy some of the local favorites like mini golf, bumper boats and even go karts. “Ride all day” passes are available and “pay as you go” coupons can be an option. The second option is great for those that also want to visit Green Gables, which is next door. What is interesting is that you can bring your own food and even have a barbecue if you want to. Try to visit after June 17 for the best experience, until September.
Upper Clements Amusement Park – Annapolis Royal
Being located close to Annapolis Basin, Upper Clements Amusement Park is 2 hours away from Halifax. It now features 30 attractions and rides, covering 75 acres. What tourists love is the roller coaster (Tree Topper) since it is the only one that is made out of wood in Atlantic Canada. This amusement park was always family oriented, ever since it opened in the year 1989. You can also check out Tree Topper Adventure Park as it gives a unique experience of going through various obstacles like zip lines, cargo nets and monkey bridges.
As an extra tip in the area, try to combine a visit to the amusement park with a whale watching trip right off the coast.
Calypso Theme Waterpark – Ottawa
Calypso Theme Waterpark actually stands out as a great destination close from the capital, being also quite close to Montreal. Just as the name implies, this is a water park but it is quite special since it is the largest of its kind in the country, covering 100 acres. It only opened in 2010 but is already very popular, offering numerous attractions. This does include the largest wave pool in the country, white water rafting and really fast water slides. Attractions are available for both the adrenaline seeker and the one looking to chill. Make sure that you grab a drink from the Hawaiian beach bar and that you visit the kid zone if you travel with young children as they are both awesome.
Santa’s Village – Bracebridge
This amusement park is perfectly located in Muskoka, being located right in the middle of the difference between the North Pole and the equator. It covers 60 acres and was opened a long time ago, in 1955. The locals say that this is where Santa Claus goes during the summer. As expected, many of the rides are Christmas themed and you are going to also appreciate the live entertainment that is available. If you want to have even more fun, enjoy camping available close to Santa’s Village at affordable prices.