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Amusement parks with water slides in the Vancouver region include Big Splash in Tsawwassen and Bridal Falls and Cultus Lake Waterpark in the Fraser Valley.

Waterparks are great places for young folk to spend hot summer days, and these three destinations are definitely popular.

All three of the Lower Mainland’s main water slide attractions were open in the summer of 2022. They are all set to open for the 2023 season. Exact dates and details, however, are to be confirmed.


Water Slides in the Lower Mainland

Of the three main water slide facilities in the Lower Mainland, Big Splash is the most recently renovated. Bridal Falls, meanwhile, is the smallest and least expensive. Cultus Lake is the largest (and arguably the most fun).


Water Park Comparisons

Big Splash, Bridal Falls and Cultus Lake are all water slide parks, but all fairly different. Bridal Falls is better for little kids than older youth, and Cultus Lake is the largest facility with the widest range of slide options.


Attraction Prices

In 2022, prices between the three facilities were similar, ranging from around $29 for an all-day pass at Bridal Falls up to $38 at Cultus Lake. Big Splash and Bridal Falls charged everyone over age 3 or 4 the same rate. Admission to Cultus Lake was free for all children under 36 inches tall (when accompanied by a paying adult).


Water Park Food Policies

In 2019 Bridal Falls and Big Splash both had “no outside food or beverage” policies, which meant you either had to buy your lunch and snacks from their facilities or leave the premises to eat your picnics (which needed to be stored in your car).

That does not appear to still be the case at Bridal Falls as they now advertise picnic areas on-site to take your own lunches. In 2022 Big Splash allowed guests to bring one cooler of food and beverages so hopefully that continues for future years as well.

Cultus Lake, meanwhile, has a wide range of food options for purchase and also permits outside food and drinks (as long as they aren’t from restaurants). Drinks need to be in their original sealed containers (so they know you haven’t spiked it with something).


Venue Locations

The Bridal Falls and Cultus Lake water parks are both located in the Fraser Valley, so closest to places like Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Harrison Hot Springs, Maple Ridge and Langley. Bridal Falls is at the base of a large beautiful mountain range, and Cultus Lake is at the edge of a forest, yet not far from a popular lake.

Big Splash, meanwhile, is located in Tsawwassen, so closest for people in Delta and Richmond, or folk traveling to or from the nearby BC Ferries‘ terminal. The water park is in a flat, open area across the street from a major shopping mall.

For most other folk in the Lower Mainland, the different venues require between a 30-minute and 2-hour drive to get to, which is arguably worth doing for families with kids on hot summer days.

Below is additional background information about each of the three different water slide parks.

(Note: Details are subject to change. Check facility websites for the most up-to-date information.)


Big Splash Water Slides
Big Splash Water Slides in Tsawwassen


Big Splash Water Slide Park

Formerly called Splashdown until a few years ago, Big Splash is the medium-sized water park near the BC Ferries terminal in Tsawwassen. Its address is 4775 Nulelum Way which is just past the Tsawwassen Mills outlet mall.

Splashdown was an older water slide park which was purchased a couple of years ago and given some upgrades.

As of 2022 Big Splash had a 3.5-star rating with TripAdvisor, a 2.5-star rating with Yelp and a 3.8-star rating with Google Reviews.


Admission Prices at Big Splash

As of the summer of 2022, an all-day pass at Big Splash cost $37 for anyone age 4 and older. Twilight passes were good from 3:00 pm until closing and cost $27.

Parking cost $7 extra. Lockers were available for $5 as well, plus a $10 deposit that was refunded when you returned the key last year. Typical menu items at BV’s Sports Bar & Grill include chicken strips & fries, hamburgers and chicken burgers for around $12 each. Pizza by the slice was around $7 and onion rings were $11. Picnic tables can be rented and reserved in advance for $22.

For more information see the Big Splash website.


Bridal Falls Waterpark
Bridal Falls Waterpark


Bridal Falls Waterpark

The Bridal Falls Waterpark is a smaller waterpark facility that’s good for families with younger children. It’s located at 53790 Popkum Road South in Rosedale, which is close to Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park just off the Trans-Canada Highway and about halfway between Chilliwack and Harrison Hot Springs in the Fraser Valley.

Bridal Falls isn’t a big place. It has about 5 intermediate to advanced slides, 1 tubing slide and a few little kiddie slides and play areas. The facility also has a large hot tub, which is nice on cooler days.

As of 2022, Bridal Falls Waterpark had a 3.5 rating on TripAdvisor and a 4.0-star rating with Google Reviews.


Admission Prices at Bridal Falls

Also as of the summer of 2022, all-day passes at Bridal Falls cost $29 for folk ages 3 and older. Passes valid for just the last hour and a half of the day were also available at a reduced rate.

Adults wanting to supervise young children in the kiddie slide area (and not use the hot tub or larger slides) were able to do so for $12 per day.

Click Bridal Falls Waterpark for more details.


Bridal Falls Waterpark
Bridal Falls Waterpark


Cultus Lake Waterpark

Cultus Lake Waterpark is a massive water slide facility located at 4150 Columbia Valley Highway in the resort town of Cultus Lake.

The largest and most famous water park in the Lower Mainland, Cultus Lake also has the highest online reviews. It has a 4-star rating on TripAdvisor, 4.5 on Google Reviews and 3.0 on Yelp as of the summer of 2022.

Located in the Fraser Valley at 4150 Columbia Valley Highway in Cultus Lake, about 15 minutes from the Trans-Canada Highway, the Cultus Lake Waterpark is the largest water slide park in the province. It’s huge and features a wide range of slides suitable for all ages.


Admission Prices at Cultus Lake

In 2022 a day pass for adults was $34 on weekdays and $40 on weekends. Folk less than 3 feet tall though were free. Twilight passes were good for the last 3 hours of the day and cost $22 on weekdays and $28 on weekends. All-day parking at Cultus Lake cost $10 in 2022.

For more information see our article about the Cultus Lake Waterpark.


Water Park at Cultus Lake
Cultus Lake Waterpark


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