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3 family-friendly water parks in Saskatchewan

Splish, splash! The kids will have so much water-filled fun at these spots.

Photo: Kenosee Superslides Photo: Kenosee Superslides

1. Kenosee Superslides Looking to take a family road trip in Saskatchewan? Kenosee Superslides has all kinds of slippery fun for you and the kids! Located on Kenosee Lake, the water park is about five hours from Saskatoon, but it's definitely worth the trip. One of their most well-known slides is the Free Fall—an eight storey drop you’ll fly down in about three seconds (with an amazing view of Kenosee Lake to boot!). FYI: Free Fall Slide is currently closed for maintenance but will be open again as soon as possible. Want to participate in a little healthy competition with your kids? Race down the side-by-side Double Bonzai Slides to prove you’re the undefeated champ (or let the kids win). There are also winding tube and twister slides big kids will definitely want to zoom down. Now, for newbie sliders, there are three kid's slides that will have your little one screaming with glee before you catch him at the bottom.  If you need to catch your breath from all the sliding, take the family down the Lazy Canal, which loops around the whole park. Just don't forget the sunscreen. Cruisers Family Diner will feed your hungry swimmers. The restaurant serves everything from hotdogs and hamburgers to ice cream. When you're done swimming, Kenosee Lake has a very long hiking and biking trail, so spend the afternoon going for a scenic walk. If you're looking to stay a few days at the lake, you can rent a room at Kenosee Inn or pop a tent at Fish Creek Campgrounds. Make sure to hit the sandy courts for the weekend volleyball tournaments. Or play a few holes at the golf course or mini-putt. Lifeguards are on duty at the water park.

Dive in: 9 High Way, Kenosee Lake 306-577-2343

Photo: City of Prince Albert Community Services Department Photo: City of Prince Albert Community Services Department

2. Kinsmen Water Park There's so much to do at Kinsmen Park! The water park was just renovated and the two slides got a patriotic paint-job and are now rocking Prince Albert colours. Bigger kids will love the twisty tube slides, while your younger tots can go down the mini-slide that has a gentle slope. All three slides end with a splash in the pool, where Mom and Dad can wait to catch the kids. Now, for babies and toddlers, there is a kiddie pool that is only a few centimetres deep, complete with a tiny jungle gym, a tunnel to crawl through and a sweet slide. If your kids prefer dry fun, a playground right next to the kiddie pool is perfect for sliding, climbing and swinging. Other fun amenities include a concession stand and a pool. There are lots of picnic shelters around the park, so bring sandwiches and juice boxes to enjoy. Kinsmen Park is also home to the Ella Muzzy Paddling Pool, which offers free programming for kids six to 12! It's run by two leaders who plan fun activities for your kids, like face painting and nature walks.

Dive in: 665–28th Street E., Prince Albert 306-953-4829

Photo: Gleb Gomberg      Photo: Gleb Gomberg


3. River Country Water Park – Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel Located in the Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel, River Country Water Park is full of watery entertainment and is conveniently located downtown, overlooking the South Saskatchewan River. Your kids will squeal with delight as they zoom down the giant waterslide. After all that sliding, you can hang in the pool and play a few rounds of Marco Polo. Little kids have their own pool, perfect for blowing bubbles. If you can, take a break and relax in one of the two hot tubs or enjoy the outdoor sundeck and indoor patio. When the kids get hungry, the Slider's Deck is right by the pool and has lots of kid-friendly fare and drinks. The park is primarily for hotel guests so grab your little fishies and book your stay. The water park can also be booked for birthday parties. Host your little one's big day here and they’ll make a splash at school! Booking must be made in advance with the River Country manager. Unfortunately, the water park is currently closed for renovations but hopes to be open by the end of July. However, you and your little mermaids can still enjoy the main pool, kid’s pool and one hot tub during this time.

Dive in: 612 Spadina Crescent E., Saskatoon 306-652-6770

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