Today is a special day. It is not my birthday or my anniversary. It is not the day I change my underwear or shower. This is much more important.
Today is the day we head as a family to Calaway Park in Calgary, Alberta.
Every summer Jeff and I load up our families and make an annual pilgrimage to Southern Alberta’s best Theme Park. It has become somewhat of a tradition for us. Pack a lunch. Chase the kids. Ride the rides. Get sick on the rides. Have a water fight.
All that normal stuff.
The 160 acre Calaway Park opened in 1982 under a Flintstone Theme. Today the park has 32 rides for your enjoyment including 2 roller coasters and 3 water rides. It may be a small park but is a fun family destination.
Here is a video I took one of our past Calaway Park Adventures
Our list today is all about Theme Parks.
Here are 7 of the top Theme Parks in Canada.
1. CANADA’S WONDERLAND
Located only 30 kms (18.6 mi) north of downtown Toronto in Vaughan Ontario, this park boasts 200 rides and a giant water park. It is also home of Canada’s biggest, fastest and tallest roller coaster, the Behemoth.
2. LA RONDE
The largest amusement park in Quebec and the second largest in Canada, La Ronde was originally built for Expo 67. Located on Saint-Helen’s Island in Parc Jean Drapeau, this park is also home to the annual fireworks competition that attracts thousands of locals and tourists every summer.
3. GALAXYLAND AMUSEMENT PARK
Located in the popular West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta and in operation since 1981, this amusement park has 26 indoor rides. It is also the home of the Mindbender, the world’s largest indoor high-speed triple loop roller coaster.
4. PLAYLAND AMUSEMENT PARK
The Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) site at Vancouver B.C.’s Hastings Park is the home of one of the oldest amusement parks in Canada. The parks marquee attraction is a wooden roller coaster from 1958.
The main attractions and unique features of this marine park, located one mile from Horseshoe Falls in Niagra Falls, Ontario, is the marine mammal shows, feedings, mammal touchings and animal exhibitions. For a thrill or two, escape to the adult roller coaster, Dragon Mountain, or test vocal cords at the Skyscreamer, the world’s highest triple tower ride at 137 m (450 ft) that launches the rider up and down at speeds of 96 kmh (60 mph).
6. SANDSPIT CAVENDISH BEACH
The largest amusement park on Prince Edward Island comes alive for nearly three months of the year, offering more than 18 attractions and rides to entertain the whole family.
7. MAGIC MOUNTAIN WATER PARK
Based in Moncton, New Brunswick, Atlantic Canada’s largest water park has been refreshing guests since 1987. This park offers everything from body slides, tubing and matting to slides for kids.
We love to hang out at Calaway Park – what is your favorite Theme Part to visit?