As summer drags on and the heat of the sun continues to rage, it might be time to spend some time at a local water park.
We’ve compiled a few options for zooming down a waterslide, riding along a water trail, or tackling a giant wave pool, all of which are just a simple trip away from the island.
Get in the car, fire up the AC, and take a day trip out of it. Here are seven great water parks you can visit from Montreal to show the summer heat who’s boss.
Super Aqua Club
With a name like that, you better believe Super Aqua Club has it all. The park is dominated by the Tornado, a waterslide taller than a seven-story building, and the Wipe Zone, a giant obstacle course that tries to knock you into the water.
The super park also has a lazy river, a private beach and a children’s area.
Where: 322, Montée de la Baie, Pointe-Calumet
Time: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Until: August 25
Price: $25.22 – $41.75, rates vary by size
Distance from Montreal: 51 kilometers
The huge ski resort turns into a water park for the summer.
Located in the mountains, it is famous for its water slides and offers 26 different varieties. Mont Saint-Sauveur features a 393-foot waterslide called Les Torrents that you slide down in the dark. The park is also known for the rafting slide that you can partner up with and slide down the mountainside.
Where: 350 Avenue St Denis, Saint-Sauveur
Time: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Until: September 3
Price: $20.99 – $39.99, available online
Distance from Montreal: 70 kilometers
Bromont Water Park
Ski resort in winter. Water park in summer. The Bromont water park has 13 water slides and four pools. Their slides vary from easy, difficult, very difficult and extreme. There is a dive for everyone. When you’re done sliding and splashing in the 24,000 square foot wave pool, admission includes mountain biking, hiking, and access to the alpine sled.
Where: 150 Champlain Street, Bromont
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Until: August 23
Price: $10 – $39, differs by age
Distance from Montreal: 87 kilometers
Aquatic complex at Parc Jean-Drapeau
If you want a water park without having to travel, Parc Jean-Drapeau offers a great alternative for islanders. In a way, Parc Jean-Drapeau is an island in its own right, but at least it is very close to Montreal.
The site doesn’t have a gigantic waterslide, but it does feature three huge Olympic-size pools, trampolines, diving boards and towers, shade areas, sprinklers and water sports.
Parc Jean-Drapeau allows access in different waves (pun intended). 189 swimmers are allowed to jump at a time for the free swim and 50 lane swimmers are allowed at a time.
The facility also closes for one hour (2-3 p.m.) daily for cleaning.
Where: 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Until: September 7
Price: $3.50 – $6.50
Distance from Montreal: 8 kilometers
Valcartier Water Park
The Valcartier water park is both huge and practical. The park offers indoor and outdoor water activities. The Valcartier Water Park has more than 35 water slides, two themed rivers, wave pools and more than 100 water games. It’s a long way from Montreal, but no matter the season or the weather, you can have a fun day there thanks to the 102,000 square foot indoor water park.
Where: 1860 Valcartier Boulevard, Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier
When: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Until: Open all year
Price: Prices vary according to size
Distance from Montreal: 271 kilometers
Aqua Parc St-Pie has six water slides, a swimming pool and water games for children.
If that’s not appealing enough, Aqua Parc is set on a campsite and guests are welcome to set up camp and stay as long as they wish at a beautifully secluded site.
Where: 289 Chemin de Saint-Dominique, Saint-Pie
Until: August 30
Price: $13 (children from 2 to 4 years old), $21 (children from 5 to 12 years old), $26 (guests from 13 years old and over)
Distance from Montreal: 59 kilometers
Aqua Park Safari Park
Parc Safari Zoo also has a refreshing water park. They have eight waterslides, sprinklers, a kid-friendly area, wading and wave pools, and a lazy river.
The day pass includes access to the animals and rides in the park and Parc Safari is the only place in Quebec where you can see African animals.
So you get a water park and exotic animals, a nice mix.
Where: 280 Rang Roxham, St-Bernard-de-Lacolle
When: 11 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Until: September 3
Price: $5 for the aquatic sector only, $24 to $35 for the rest of the park
Distance from Montreal: 65 kilometers