*This travel guide was written in partnership with Cedar Fair

The largest amusement park in the country, Canada’s Wonderland has delighted millions of visitors since first opening its doors in 1981. With more than 200 attractions including Splash Works water park and the Leviathan, the tallest roller coaster in Canada, there are plenty of things to do at Canada’s Wonderland for the whole family. 

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The Best Rides at Canada’s Wonderland

Wonderland features 17 rollercoasters, including some of the tallest and fastest rides in the country. At 93m high, the Leviathan lives up to its name as it slithers through dizzying heights and dazzling drops with the unsettling smoothness of a serpent’s tail. The tallest roller coaster in Canada, Leviathan stands a full 23m taller over the previous record holder, the Behemoth, also housed at Canada’s Wonderland. 

Noted for its lack of upper-body restraints, true daredevils will delight in Behemoth’s breakneck speeds, reaching 125km per hour in less than four seconds. 

Featuring a mind-boggling 360-degree loop, Yukon Striker is the tallest, longest and fastest dive coaster in the world with a 90-degree drop that descends into an underground portion that propels you further into the unheard of 360-degree loop. 

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Things to do at Canada’s Wonderland with Young Children

Visitors with children who aren’t quite ready for roller coasters can visit the park’s two children’s areas where they can meet Snoopy and the Peanuts gang and go on kiddy rides themed after Charles M. Schulz iconic comic strip. For instance, they can hop on a biplane and fly along on Snoopy vs. The Red Baron or hit the water on Lucy’s Tugboat. 

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SplashWorks: Canada’s Wonderland Water Park

Not a fan of roller coasters? Beat the summer heat at Splashworks, the Canada’s Wonderland Water Park opening for the season on May 28, 2022. Featuring over a dozen waterslides, pools, plunges and splash parks across 20 acres, SplashWorks is the perfect place to go to beat the summer heat. 

Splashworks is home to 16 waterslides ranging from the kid friendly Lakeslide Lagoon Slides to thrillers like the Black Hole, a four-story double slide where swimmers are submerged in total darkness before being submerged in the pool below. Real daredevils can check out the Muskoka Plunge, this 18m tall goliath features four individual slides and breakaway twists and turns through 360-degree loops at speeds that can reach 40km/​h.

The park’s crown jewel is White Water Bay, the largest outdoor wave pool in Canada where swimmers of all levels can splash away. The park also features a 400m long lazy river where you can hop on a tube and enjoy being buffeted by the gentle current.

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Canada’s Wonderland Events

Canada’s Wonderland offers a variety of fun and unique events throughout the year, such as the spook-tacular” Halloween Haunt in October when zombies prowl the park and WinterFest where they put the Wonderland” in winter wonderland.” During the summer months, the park will celebrate the Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday, and Labour Day long weekends with stunning fireworks displays that will delight visitors of all ages. The park will also be introducing three international food festivals to accompany their annual BBQ festival, to be held June 24 – 26

Visitors to the park on August 13 – 14 can enjoy a Taste of Portugal, featuring zesty roast chicken and delectable custard tarts. The Taste of Ireland festival will take place the following weekend August 20 – 21 featuring delicious entrees, desserts, and classic Celtic tunes. Finally, the Taste of the Caribbean festival will take place August 27 – 28, celebrating the late summer days with delicious jerk chicken and traditional music.

And of course, classic concessions like Wonderland’s famous funnel cakes will be available all summer long. 

When Does Canada’s Wonderland Open?

Can’t wait to hop on the best Canada’s Wonderland rides? The park’s 2022 season will begin on April 30, 2022. Meanwhile, SplashWorks will open its doors on May 282022.

Choice Privileges members with Elite Status can enjoy savings on single day tickets to Canada’s Wonderland. Take advantage of this offer and start planning a thrilling day with family or friends.

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