The Best Spray Parks in Metro Vancouver

Published Jun 1, 2018

Do you know the coolest places to make a splash in Metro Vancouver? These free water parks are the perfect activity on a hot summers day. Here's our top choices for the best spray parks with think you should check out!

Summertime in Metro Vancouver can be hot, but that doesn’t mean you and your family can’t be outside and still stay cool. Some are big, some are small, but all offer a great place to have fun and stay cool this summer break. ☀️

One of the fun things about trying a new park is getting to explore the different neighbourhoods in Metro Vancouver. It's so easy to stick to your own pocket, but this is an excuse to get out there and see some new places!

Each spray park usually has it's own theme and unique equipment, so it's worth the ride.

While there's over 50 splash parks in Metro Vancouver, some are more worthy of a drive. Here, in no particular order, we highlight our favourites that we think your kids will LOVE.


1. Stanley Park Water Park (Lumberman's Arch) 



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Right in one of Vancouver's most popular public parks is the Variety Kids Water Park. Many tourists and residents alike cool off here after cycling or strolling around Stanley Park so it can get quite busy, we recommend getting there early in the day to secure a spot.

The water park is located next to the seawall at Lumbermen's Arch. There's grassy areas around, picnic tables, and concession stand. You're also a short walk away from the Miniature Train, playground, and the Vancouver Aquarium.

Location: 3301 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver
Hours: 10am - 6pm daily (open June 1 to Sept 1)
Amenities: Washrooms nearby & wheelchair accessible


2. Granville Island Water Park 


If you are looking to do something a little special the next hot day of the summer, we recommend spending the day at the Granville Island Water Park. Complete with multiple water slides, spray fountains, a nearby playground, and all the amenities of Granville Island this is a one-stop shop for fun! To ride the big waterslide, children must be at least 3 feet 6 inches.

Location: 1318 Cartwright St, Vancouver
Hours: 10am - 6pm daily (only open weekends until June 18)
Amenities: Washrooms nearby


3. Rocky Point Park (Port Moody)


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This park is by far the most popular in Port Moody for a reason. Complete with a spray park, playground, dock, walking trails, ice cream, a restaurant, and kayak rentals, your family could literally spend all day here and not get bored.

The spray park itself consists of multiple combinations of water nozzles, areas to run through, and ground sprayers. Best of all, the park is FREE!


4. Albion Splash Park (Maple Ridge)


The spray park at Albion Park is a must-do for any children this summer season. With two water parks (one for little and one for big kids), a giant shaded playground, sand pit, washrooms, and picnic tables, this is a great destination for toddlers and teens. Neighbouring Albion Sports Complex, this is open to the public all summer, weather permitting.

Location: 23778 104 Ave, Maple Ridge
Hours: 10am - 8pm daily
Amenities: Washrooms nearby


5. Harbour Green Splash Pad


Right downtown is a small park with plenty of grass and views of the ocean at Coal Harbour. The small water feature doubles as a summer spray park, and while there isn't anything too fancy about this park it's a perfect escape from the city to cool down with young kids and watch the floatplanes land. And that view? Beauty!

Location: 1199 W Cordova St, Vancouver
Hours: 10am - 6pm daily (open June 1 to Sept 1)
Amenities: Washrooms nearby


6. Lions Park (Port Coquitlam)


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We love all the new renovations at Lions Park. The multiple zone playground is amazing, the zipline and slides are always a hit with the kiddos. The spray park itself has many ground features which makes it appropriate for younger children who will not be scared off by larger, more intimidating water features.

As an added bonus there is also as sand digging zone, washrooms, and a cute picnic area for the entire family to enjoy.

Location:  2300 Lions Way, Port Coquitlam
Amenities: Washrooms nearby


7. Queen’s Park (New Westminster)


New Westminster's Flagship Park offers families a wide range of fun outdoor activities to partake in. Aside from the beautiful treed landscape, running trails, and petting zoo, the splash park is sure to be a hit with your children. 

Location: 3rd Ave, New Westminister
Hours: 10am - 7pm daily
Amenities: Washrooms nearby


8. Blue Mountain (Coquitlam)


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Beautiful Blue Mountain Park is among one of the city's original parks and it is here to stay! The community space is alive with amenities including sports courts, additional wading pools, a recently renovated playground nearby, and bike paths. We love the wading pool at Blue Mountain. There are always lifeguards on duty, which is very reassuring for parents.

Location: 975 King Albert Ave, Coquitlam
Hours: 10am - 8pm daily
Amenities: Washrooms nearby


9. Mill Lake Park (Abbotsford)


In addition to the impressive spray park located at Mill Lake Park your family will also enjoy the playground area, picnic benches, and paths for runner and walkers. Feel free to bring your fishing rods an in case your children want to join the fisherman and catch dinner. The spray park is located adjacent to the Centennial Outdoor Pool and is open from 9am to 8pm in the summer.

Location: 2310 Emerson Street, Abbotsford
Hours: 10am - 8pm daily
Amenities: Washrooms nearby


10. Cameron Park (Burnaby)


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This push-button spray park is open all summer long, the water is heated by the sun! Your children will both love the multiple water features of this spray park and the cool playground that is located directly next to the spray park.

Location: 9375 Cameron St, Burnaby
Hours: 9am - 9pm daily


11. Annieville Lions Water Park (Delta)


If you are in Delta the Annieville Lions Water Park is a great spot to take the kids on a sunny summer day. The water is turned on between 10 am and 9 pm, which gives you plenty of time to run through the sprayers and cool off. There are also picnic shelters and tables in the area, a playground and new natural playground, and washrooms.

Location: 9150 112 St, North Delta
Hours: 10am - 9pm daily
Amenities: Washrooms nearby


12. Willoughby Community Park (Langley)


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We love both the Willoughby Community Park and Spray Park. The first is a wonderful new wood-themed play structure, complete with bouncy cover on the ground to prevent injury. The second, is a very spacious spray park with a green frog to run through and tons of other fun sprayers to get wet with.

Location: 7782 200 St, Langley
Hours: 10am - 8:30pm daily
Amenities: Washrooms nearby


13. Eldon Spray Park (North Vancouver)

Both the spray park and playground at Eldon Park are two of our favourite places in Metro Vancouver to bring our family on a hot summer day. The spray park itself has spraying rings to run through, buckets that dump water down, and ground sprayers.

Once your children dry off the playground is also always a hit. The surface is rubberized which also helps with boo-boos.

Location: 4010 Ruby Ave, North Vancouver
Hours: 10am - 8:30pm daily
Amenities: Washrooms nearby



Looking for other fun things to do with your children in Metro Vancouver? Check out our local events section to see what's happening now! 





Carly Paracholski
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