Beat Winter Blahs For About $50

My partner, Danielle, and I were talking earlier this week about how we were tired of this winter weather.  I suggested we look into spending a day at an indoor water park located in southwestern Ontario.

We chose Waves Indoor Waterpark at the Americana Hotel located at 8444 Lundy’s Lane in Niagara Falls, Ontario, (, tel.: 905-356-8444). Yesterday, my partner, Danielle, and my 16 year-old daughter drove about 90 minutes from Kitchener to the Americana Hotel where we found free parking at the hotel.



We purchased three day passes which cost $96.31 all in–$26.91 each, plus H.S.T. We obtained lockers for $1.00 each and had lunch at their snack bar–standard snack bar fare–costing about $12.00 per adult.  This day at Waves Indoor Waterpark at the Americana Hotel would cost us about $50.00 per person including admission, one meal, parking, snacks and the cost of gas to drive from Kitchener to Niagara Falls.


Upon entering the waterpark the first thing that hits you is the warmth, 84 degrees Fahrenheit, the sunlight, the entire facility is under glass, and its size, 25,000 square feet of space for various activity centres including a kiddie play area,  a giant tipping bucket, beach entry wave pool, water slides, hot tub, and an eating area where some families were enjoying a birthday party.

When we arrived my 16 year-old daughter and I spent the morning on the facility’s four water slides, two of which were 3-storeys tall.  For a guy with grey hair in his mid-fifties, I might have been the oldest kid on the water slides!  After lunch it was time to try out the wave pool and the hot tub which can accomodate 16 people.  We really did feel like we spent the day at a Carribean resort, all for the price of about $50.00 per person.  Now that is a bargain!

I am already thinking about visiting an indoor waterpark two weeks from now!

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