If you grew up in the Lower Mainland, chances are you paid a visit to Splashdown Waterpark at some point in your youth. This year, the popular waterpark underwent a major face-lift after closing down temporarily. The addition of new slides, improved dining options, hot-tubs and adult-only sections are just a few of the reasons why the newly re-branded and renovated Tsawwassen waterpark is making a big splash this summer, in particular, amongst adults. Here are nine reasons why Big Splash is the closest you’ll get to a Mexican-style pool party in Vancouver!
9 Brand New Pools and Hot Tub
13 Refurbished and renovated slides that are guaranteed to ‘wow’ and release your inner big kid. Slide your way to a good time!
8 Birthday, Group and Party Packages
Plan your next birthday, office or bachelor/stagette party at Big Splash! The BEAVY’S Birthday Package is just $43 a person and includes your option of either a hot dog, charbroiled beef burger or veggie burger along with chips, birthday cake, juice or pop, balloons, and a picnic table?
Planning a more exclusive outing? There’s also the option of booking a private party, aka having the entire waterpark to yourself!
7 Candy Cafe & Gift Shop
Enjoy creamery ice cream and gelato, ice cold drinks, specialty hot and cold pressed coffees and snacks galore at the Candy Cafe. Trying to maintain your bikini bod? No sweat. The cafe also offers salads, veggie plates and fruit plates, and healthy Grab n Go options.
6 BV’s Sports Bar & Grill
Beat the heat and relax under an umbrella where you can enjoy a nice, cold drink, including beer from Red Truck Brewery as well as margaritas, sangria and local BC wines to pair with the Big Splash Grill menu. BV’s Sports Bar & Grill also offers wicked BBQ catering packages with all the fixings.
5 “Adult Only” Hot Tub
You read right. Sorry kids. This one’s solely for the grown-ups.
4 Free Hi-Speed Wifi
Because how else are you going to show the world *cough* Instagram *cough* how much fun you’re having and induce serious #FOMO?
3 New VIP Private Viewing Deck with DJ Stand
Sunday Funday, anyone?
2 Complimentary Shuttle from Downtown Vancouver
99.9% of Vancouverites don’t do bridges and tunnels. Luckily, Big Splash offers free round-trip shuttle service twice daily from downtown Vancouver! Pick-up location is at the YWCA on Hornby street near Dunsmuir street. Make sure you purchase your admission ticket in advance and have it present in order to board the shuttle.
1 Cabana Rental Program and Table Rentals
You don’t have to go to Cancun for some poolside r&r! For a fraction of the cost, you can book a group or private cabana, equipped with chaise lounge chairs, beach chairs, picnic table, fresh fruit bowl, towels for use during your visit and a cooler with 8 bottled waters. Add a few adult bevvys to the mix and you have yourself one heck of a pool day. Ay caramba!
For directions, tickets, shuttle service and more, visit Big Splash online