Long before Wisconsin Dells ushered in the new wave of indoor water park resorts, folks were enjoying the slides and attractions at the World Waterpark in the West Edmonton Mall--even during Alberta's notoriously brutal winters. Although many of the newer water park resorts make various claims about being the largest, the Canadian original is still North America's largest indoor water park. For more info, see A Lotta Water: Who Has Wisconsin Dells' Biggest Water Park?
The cavernous park offers a bunch of slides and rides to satisfy guests of all ages and thrill-tolerance levels, including the Sky Screamer speed slide, the Raging Rapids action river, and kiddie bumper boats. The enormous wave pool is among the world's largest--indoors or outdoors. Another highlight is Tropical Typhoon, a "toilet bowl" ride which sends folks swishing around the perimeter of a bowl and then getting flushed out the center into a splash pool.
The West Edmonton Mall also includes Galaxyland, an indoor amusement park, indoor mini golf, a skating rink, an aquarium, and other attractions, as well as on-site hotels and, of course, scads of shops, stores, and restaurants.
Inside the West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
The indoor water park is open to the general public. Discounted rates offered for children, ages 3 to 10. The park also offers a discount for guests who arrive within 3 hours of closing. Season passes, which include admission to the West Edmonton Mall's other attractions, are available.
Indoor Water Park Square Footage:
From Calgary, Alberta (South): Highway 2N, which turns into Gateway Boulevard. Left onto Whitemud Drive. Right onto 170 Street N. Left onto 87 Avenue W. The mall is on the right.
Indoor Water Park Features:
Wave pool, tube slides, body slides, kiddie slides, action river, bowl slide, whirlpool spas, interactive play structure, zip line (extra charge), and bungee jump (extra charge).
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