Wet in Wild Toronto

Wet ‘n’ Wild Water Park is officially on the annual summer bucket list.

Toronto’s newest outdoor water park – 45 acres of sliding, tubing and splashing adventures – opened this season just north of the 401 off Hwy 427 on Finch. New owners revived the former Wild Water Kingdom with six brand-new attractions like the Krazy Kanuk family raft ride, a treehouse play structure for kids (above) and Wet’n’Wild Jr. – a huge area just for the littles.

Overall, the new water park has a serious family-friendly vibe. But the revamped water park also boasts the “longest and tallest drop slides in Canada” – so thrill-seeking teenagers and brave parents in TOw can give the Oh Canada, a free-fall almost vertical chute, a go.

It’s not just about waterslides. With 15 different experiences, including a wave pool, waterfall pool and a couple of kid zones with big tipping buckets and interactive sprayers, even the non-sliders are kept busy. The slides come in all sizes, even for the wee ones, while kiddos 42 inches have a fairly big choice of rides. Kids 48 inches or taller will have the run of the place. (My eight-year-old went on the Caribbean Chaos without me!)

We went in a sunny not-so-warm day and easily spent the four-plus hours bopping from area to area, breaking for lunch from one of the restaurants, and repeating our faves.

We highly recommend. Here is a peek of all the water fun offerings:



Getting there: Here are the directions.

Low-down: Online tickets are: $37.95 for adult (48 inches or taller) and $29.99 for Junior (under 48 inches.) Parking $13.97 online. 2018 Annual Pass Tickets are on for $69.99 per person. (EZ bands for season-ticket holders to bring friends.) Group and birthday party options also available. Complimentary life jackets in all sizes – first-come first-served basis. Lots of lifeguards and staff on-site. Small ($15) and large lockers for rent.

Snacks: No outside food or drink other than plastic reusable water bottles and food that is medically necessary (link infant food and allergy-safe food.) There is a bag-check upon entry. If you do bring a cooler of food, there is a picnic area set up outside the gates near the parking lot. Restaurants and snack bars on site.

Potty time: Bath House includes three family washrooms with showers. (Swimming diapers are a must.)

VIP experience: You can reserve a Cabana (for up to 8 people). Each is pool-side with two lounge chairs, table and chairs, a couch and wait staff.