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Canada's Wonderland


Canada's Wonderland

The Backlot Stunt Coaster is one of the featured rides at Canada's Wonderland.

Paramount Parks. Used with permission.


Formerly known as "Paramount Canada's Wonderland," Paramount sold the park in 2006. It is now known simply as "Canada's Wonderland."


Canada's Wonderland is Canada's largest and most popular theme park. In fact, it frequently boasts the highest attendance of any seasonal park in North America. Coasters are the park's main draw, and its impressive arsenal of thrill machines -- one of the largest in the world -- includes nearly every kind: flying, magnetic launched, suspended, wood, and inverted looping to name a few.

The Peanuts gang, including Snoopy and Charlie Brown, meet and greet children in the park and provide inspiration for some of the rides. The park offers plenty of shows as well, including stunt spectaculars and musicals.

The adjacent 20-acre Splash Works water park is included with admission and offers slides, a wave pool, interactive water play station, and a lazy river. Among the featured attractions is Barracuda Blaster, a funnel ride.

Location and Phone

Maple, Ontario, just outside Toronto
(905) 832-8131

Admission Policy:

Canada's Wonderland offers a number of admission options and prices including pay-one-price all-day passes, general grounds admission (no ride passes), and admission plus a sample of rides. Discount tickets are available for children and seniors. Splash Works water park is included with admission.


Highway 400, exit at Rutherford Rd. Paramount Canada's Wonderland is north of Toronto, about 10 minutes north of Highway 401.

New for 2014:

Wonder Mountain's Guardian
The ambitious attraction will send passengers inside the park's iconic Wonder Mountain for an interactive battle with dragons. Armed with laser guns and 3D goggles, riders will rack up points slaying the creatures that will be projected onto enormous screens. The park is promising 4D effects and Disney/Universal-like quality. The vehicles will be coaster trains set aboard coaster track. While portions of the ride will be slow-moving, it's likely that there will be at least some coaster thrills.

New for 2012:

Get ready to ride one of the world's tallest (306 feet!) and fastest (92mph!) coasters. The Giga-Coaster will be the sweet 16th thrill machine at the park -- and what a doozy of a thrill machine.

New for 2011

Seated in two-person swing-style seats with their feet dangling, passengers will get lifted to the top of a 300-foot tall tower and spin around for a three-minute ride. As they spin, riders' seats will lift away from the tower at a 45-degree angle. Cedar Fair says that the ride will cost $5 million.

Starlight Spectacular
Evening show with synchronized lights, animated effects, 3-D images, fountains, and music.

Featured Attractions:

Huge assortment of coasters including Behemoth, an enormous hypercoaster, the themed Back Lot Stunt Coaster, the Time Warp flying coaster, Flight Deck, an inverted looping coaster, and the Mighty Canadian Minebuster wood coaster.

Halloween event info: Halloween Haunt

Water Park

The adjacent 20-acre Splash Works water park is included with admission to Canada's Wonderland.

Pictures of the Park:

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