It’s official: Canada’s largest theme waterpark is now in business.
Located between Montréal and Ottawa, Calypso officially opened to guests in June 2010.
The tropically themed waterpark, developed by Village Vacances Valcartier Group, spans 100-plus acres and includes more than 35 water slides and 100 water games. It also features a wide range of entertainment options, two international-level beach volleyball courts and ample green space.
Signature attractions include the wave pool — which can hold roughly 4,000 guests — and the Jungle Run River. This one-of-a-kind lazy river, approximately 1 kilometer long, takes riders through vines and vegetation and down rapids reaching a speed of 2 meters per second.
Promoting it all are the waterpark theme characters: Calypso, queen of the waves; pirate Captain LaPlank; thrill seeker Sara Max; the mysterious Dr. Dunk; and ecological adventurer Wildman Jack.
Guests can also take advantage of the Money at My Fingertip system. Using biometric technology, this simple system allows guests to access their money at all times, without having to carry it with them.
All told, the development is one of Canada’s biggest tourist projects and, during the summers, it will employ more than 500 people, including 125 lifeguards.