Summer 2023 is nearly here and in the coming months, we’re expecting some serious heat! Not sure where to cool off when temperatures soar? Why not check out an Alberta waterpark?

Here are just a few that you can check out this season.



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Featuring a beach and a lazy river, Discovery Canyon is the perfect place to escape the sun. Located in Red Deer, this totally FREE destination is definitely worth checking out – unless you’re not a fan of crowds. This one gets pretty busy! 

Where: 3800 River Bend Drive Red Deer County, Alberta
Time: 11 am – 7 pm
Cost: FREE + $6 tube rentals
Distance from Calgary: 158 km
Distance from Edmonton: 161 km


Though Whitecourt is a tad smaller than the others on the list, it still offers an entire day of fun. With a beach, splash park and river tube slides, guests can cool down, chill out and get their adrenaline going with friends, family or their kids.

Where: 5004 52 Avenue, Box 509
Time: see times above
Cost: Free
Distance from Calgary: 438 km
Distance from Edmonton: 180 km

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Alberta’s wildest waterpark, West Ed’s iconic spot has several slides, a wave pool, rope swing, zipline and a new slide opening this June! No, this one is not outside, but it is by far the biggest and best in the province and totally worth visiting if you’re looking to beat the heat this summer.

Where: 8882 170 St NW #1338, Edmonton
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Cost: $64+
Distance from Calgary: 307 km
Distance from Edmonton: 0 km


Located in Sylvan Lake – this Aqua Splash isn’t your run-of-the-mill waterpark. It’s better described as an obstacle course but don’t let that deter you! This giant inflatable attraction is a ton of fun – so make sure you check it out this summer.

Where: 5104 Lakeshore Drive Sylvan Lake, Alberta
Time: 11 am – 8 pm
Cost: $17+
Distance from Calgary: 160 km
Distance from Edmonton: 299 km

There you have it, 6 Alberta waterparks where you can beat the summer heat. Be safe, be smart, stay hydrated and enjoy yourselves! Summer doesn’t last very long around here.