Owner:Valcartier Vacation Village

Year opened:2010

Size:100 acres

Retail price of adult 1-day ticket: $35.50 U.S.D. (approximate)

Staff:Approximately 500, peak season

Opened in June 2010, Calypso Waterpark is perhaps North America’s best new waterpark. Located on 100 acres about 20 minutes outside of Ottawa, it’s the largest outdoor waterpark in Canada. A budget of approximately $45 million allowed developers to create a real destination, and the park features many of the newest attractions, including 25 slides, a large wave pool and a lazy river. Strong theming and mascot characters have helped create the brand identity. This year, operators are debuting 10 new water slides, including an Aqualoop water coaster.