By Alex MlynekUpdated Oct 13, 2016
1. The Great Escape in Langley, BC Kids of all ages can try their hand at 3D glow-in-the dark golf, run around the four-storey jungle-themed play structure (complete with tons of slides and climbing challenges), and show off their moves on an interactive game floor. Younger kids will have just as much fun in the ocean-themed toddler play area. The Great Escape also offers a two-level laser tag experience. Make sure to grab a snack in the kid-friendly Coba Café.
Go play: thege.ca Every day 10am - 9pm 20645 Langley Bypass, unit 105, Langley 604-530-1400
2. Kids Market Adventure Zone in Vancouver If you can’t convince your kids (ages three and older) to come with you to pick up some toys, books, clothes or games at this two-level shopping centre for children on Granville Island, then you’ll definitely entice them with the old-fashioned arcade and the two-storey ballroom maze. There’s also a free outdoor water park located right next door, though it’s not officially connected with Kids Market. So take advantage of this free park, which is typically open from the May long weekend through to Labour Day weekend.
Go play: kidsmarket.ca Every day 10am - 6pm 1496 Cartwright St., Vancouver 604-689-8447
3. Captain Kid’s Family Fun Centre in Langley, BC This indoor playground, located in the Langley Sportsplex, caters to kids from one to 12 years old. The smallest climbers can hang out in the separate toddler area, where they can clamber about and build towers with the soft climbing toys. Older kids can zoom down the 60-foot triple slide or have a blast in the crocodile pit. Parents will love that this fun zone only costs $4 per kid.
Go play: captainkids.ca Mon-Fri 10am - 4pm, Weekends 10am - 5pm 20165 91A Ave., Langley 604-882-2119
4. Koko’s Activity Centre in Port Moody, BC This four-storey soft-play area has climbing tunnels, trolley glides, a mini climbing wall, spiral slide, speed slide and much more. There’s a separate spot for little ones three and younger, with a slide, activity panels, blocks and a mini carousel. Moms and dads can keep an eye on their wee ones from the parents’ lounge (located on an open upper balcony) and everyone can enjoy snacks in the café. Best for kids ages three months to 12 years.
Go play: kokos.ca Sunday to Thursday 10am - 8pm, Friday to Saturday 10am - 9pm 3210 St. Johns St., Port Moody 604-469-3357
5. Go Bananas in BC Go Bananas is the perfect playground for little monkeys. This indoor play centre has locations in North Vancouver, Langley, Richmond, Surrey and Chilliwack and is great for kids from ages one to 12. The jungle-themed playground has lots of tunnels, slides and bridges for kids to explore. Older kids will love zooming through the jungle on the zip line. And there’s even a climbing wall shaped like a waterfall. Toddlers have their own separate space filled with soft toys and slides for them to enjoy. Plus, awesome ride-along toys like a train for your mini conductor to try out. Parents can join in on the fun or relax on the comfy couches—which are of course green to match the jungle theme.
Go play: gobananasplaycenter.com 5 locations (Langley, Richmond, Surrey, North Van and Chilliwack), hours vary
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6. Go Active Kids in Hammonds Plains, NS Go Active Kids combines fun with fitness. The main play structure is made up of many pods and various levels. Kids will love the 18-foot slide which will take them down to another level. Kids can climb, jump and play with balls as they make their way throughout the maze-like structure. The play pods are large enough to stand inside making this place ideal for bigger kids too. Kid’s can play for $7, siblings are $5 and kids under two are free.
Go play:goactivekids.caMondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:30am – 1:30pm 59 Gatehouse Run, Hammonds Plains, NS 902-809-7529
7. TommykPlay in Calgary The littlest citizens of both southeast and northwest Calgary can go on an adventure at TommyKPlay. Each location features a huge climbing structure with slides, tunnels, a zip line and padded obstacles and a fenced in toddler area. You’ll definitely want to check out the roller racetracks, where kids can scoot down the raceway on special rollers. Unique to the southeast TommyKPlay is a laser maze, while the northwest location has laser tag and a climbing wall as part of the exciting attractions.
Go play:tommykplay.com Every day 9:30am - 8:30pm 4916-130th Ave. Unit 148, SE Calgary 403-264-6611 12024 Sarcee Trail Unit 830, NW Calgary 403-730-2562
8. Fun N’ More in Calgary Roll, climb, slide, hang and jump. This is the kind of fun kids can have on Fun N’ More’s multi-level play structure–Calgary’s tallest, they say. Kids younger than five will love Ice World, the winter-themed toddler jungle gym featuring a slide, moonwalk climb, lookout and padded obstacles. There’s also a variety of mini sports, like bowling and black-light golf for everyone to try out. And you’ll definitely want to play games like Time Freak, where players race against the clock to press lit-up buttons.
Go play: funmore.ca Monday to Saturday 9am - 8pm, Sunday & Holidays 10am - 6pm 146 13226 Macleod Trail, SE Calgary 403-225-4386
9. Joso’s Play and Learn Centre in CalgaryIf you’re looking for a fun spot for little ones ages zero to six, Joso’s is a great option. Their three-level play structure kitted out with a small ball pit, slides, bridge, tunnel and climbing obstacles is sure to engage the youngest members of your family. Really wee ones can get their sillies out in the baby area with its large soft building blocks, toys and books. If anyone gets peckish, there is also a café that serves coffee, snacks, lunch and natural frozen yogurt. A second Joso’s location is expected to open in the southwest end of the city at the end of March.
Go play: josos.ca Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm, Saturday 10am - 4pm 12018 Symons Valley Rd. Unit 100, NW Calgary 403-767-9922 722 85th St. Unit 505, SW Calgary 403-727-5991
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10. Treehouse Indoor Playground & Café in Edmonton, Calgary and Red Deer Nature lovers from one to 13-years-old will be thrilled if you take them to this indoor playground. The massive treehouse-themed climbing structure features climbing tubes that look like caterpillars, wave slides, a punching-bag forest and more. Toddlers will have a blast in a separate padded area with a smaller climber and ball pit. Treehouse also boasts a bounce house, arcade, light-up piano floor, LEGO building room and rock climbing wall. A location in Winnipeg will be opening in 2017.
Go play: treehouseplay.com Everyday 9am - 9pm 10181-34 Ave., NW Edmonton (Two locations) 780-439-3299 3337-34 Ave., NE Calgary (Two locations) 403-277-3378 7710-50 Ave. unit 6, Red Deer, Alberta
11. Hide N Seek in Edmonton Slide fans will have the time of their lives at this play centre, which has six spots they can zoom down, including wave slides and an enclosed spiral. Rounding out the fun is an arcade, a two-level animal-themed obstacle course, trampolines and two ball pits. One ball pit is in the specially designed toddler area, suitable for kids younger than four, which has its own little climber, riding toys, soft blocks and mini-slide.
Go play: hidenseekplayground.ca Everyday 9am - 9pm 10830 170 St. NW, Edmonton 780-482-7244
12. Tegler Discovery Zone at the John Janzen Nature Centre in Edmonton What to do first? Your kid can climb around a birch tree, hide out in a toadstool, explore a beaver lodge, zip down a rockslide after checking out a squirrel den or wind their way through a tunnel-laden beehive. These are all the cool things kids of any age can do at the Tegler Discovery Zone, which is free with paid admission to the John Janzen Nature Centre. There’s also a live observation beehive that lets everyone watch these helpful pollinators as they make their way outdoors to collect nectar and pollen. And there’s no risk of getting stung—the beehive is closed off so kids can see the bees, but the bees can’t get near the kids.
Go play:edmonton.ca Everyday 10am - 5pm 7000 143 St., Edmonton In Edmonton call 311. Outside of Edmonton, call 780-442-5311
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13. CJ’s Climb and Play in Warman, Saskatchewan CJ’s Climb and Play helps kids ages zero to 12 get the exercise they need while having tons of fun. There are no video games in the facility so children have a distraction-free space to be physically active. Everyone in your family can get into the action, since the climber with its padded obstacles, spiral slide and a moonwalk ramp, accommodates adults, too. And no need to worry about little ones getting hurt by big kids because toddlers have two spots just for them. Sight lines are clear so caregivers can see everything. Or go enjoy a locally made baked good and a coffee in the café—you can watch the kids on TV screens.
Go play: cjsclimbandplay.com Monday to Thursday 10am - 7pm, Friday to Sunday 10am - 8pm 619 South Railway St. W., Bay 4, Warman 306-931-7529
14. The Fun Factory in Saskatoon Plenty of tunnels dominate this indoor playground’s two-level play structure for kids 10 and younger, which also has slides and ball pits. There’s a separate toddler area with soft climbing toys and a mini ball pit for wee ones to jump around in. Then there’s the Lazer Factory: a 1,200-square-foot laser tag arena, complete with music and glow-in-the-dark graphics on the walls. Parents will appreciate that safety comes first here. Kids and caregivers are each given matching ink stamps when they come in, which are checked before you leave to ensure everybody leaves with the person they came with.
Go play: thefunfactory.caMonday 9am - 6pm, Tuesday to Thursday 9am - 8pm, Friday to Saturday 9am - 9pm, Sunday 9am - 7pm 1633C Quebec Ave. N, Saskatoon 306-955-3778
15. Lakewood Civic Centre and Lawson Civic Centre in SaskatoonKids seven and younger have a fun place to play on specific weekdays at these two community centres. Your kids can play on the portable wall-type climbers, ride-on toys and slides. Best of all, children younger than six can enjoy these spaces for free. Check their websites for times and availability.
Go play: Lakewood Civic Centre Monday to Friday 6am - 10pm, Saturday 8:30am - 8pm, Sunday 10am - 6pm 1635 McKercher Drive, Saskatoon 306-975-2944 Lawson Civic Centre Monday - Thursday 6am - 10pm , Friday 6am - 9pm, Saturday 9am - 6pm, Sunday 10am - 6pm 225 Primrose Drive, Saskatoon 306-975-7873
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16. Kid City in Winnipeg If you’re looking for a spot that’ll keep your older brood just as happy as the younger set, then Kid City is the place to go. Little ones, older than one, have a separate section in the three-level play structure with a double mini slide, moonwalk climb and lots of soft-play stations. Older kids will enjoy slides, mazes and a trolley glide. New to Kid City is a laser maze, which is fun for any kid who fancies herself to be a secret agent.
Go play:kidcitywinnipeg.ca Monday to Saturday 10am - 8pm, Sunday 10am - 6pm 801 Century St., Winnipeg 204-772-9226 550 Archibald St., Winnipeg 204-772-9000
17. Great Big Adventure in Winnipeg Kids definitely won’t get bored with 3,000 feet of play structure to explore. Kids up to age 12 will love this jungle gym which features awesome 20-foot long slides. And toddlers have their own special spot to hang out in. There’s also a mini-sticks area, where hockey fans can get their game on in.
Go play: greatbigadventure.ca Monday to Saturday 10am - 8pm, Sunday 10am - 7pm 960 Lorimer Blvd., Winnipeg 204-505-4935
18. Polar Playground in Winnipeg This Arctic-themed playground teaches kids ages three to 12 all about polar bears and other creatures from Canada’s north. The playground is free with paid admission to Assiniboine Park Zoo and features a multi-level play structure with a slide, climbers and tunnels to explore. The coolest part—no pun intended– is the interactive elements like a moving ice-mass floor that responds to even the littlest footsteps, an ice cave with secret messages, an Aurora Borealis wall that lets kids conduct the northern lights and a massive icicle xylophone.
Go play:assiniboinepark.ca Everyday 9am - 4pm 2595 Roblin Blvd., Winnipeg 204-927-6000
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19. Playtown in Mississauga, OntarioGet ready for some play-based learning at Playtown. Kids can explore eight gorgeously designed playhouses, each with a different theme like the theatre, the grocery store, the raceway — which is a secure space to zip around on PlasmaCars — and Toddler Town, which is designed for newborns through to little walkers. Parents can see the Main Street area of Playtown from the toddler area, so they can keep an eye on their older children while their babies have fun, too. Playtown also features a café with security monitors that focus on the playhouses so caregivers can have a snack or drink while still watching their kids. Annual memberships are available, as is drop-in play. Little ones under 12 months are free with a paid child.
Go play: Playtown Every day 9:30am – 5:30pm 2170 Dunwin Dr., unit 6, Mississauga 905-569-7529
20. Hop Hop Jump in Vaughan, Ontario Kids ages one to six will have a blast on the two play structures at Hop Hop Jump. There’s a smaller area for little ones, with tents, tunnels, soft climbers to crawl on and even a slide that ends in a ball pit. And older kids get to explore a larger three-level climber complete with swirl and wave slides, a ball pit, tubes and a trampoline. The 5,000-square-foot space is filled with lots of natural light and features fun spaces for kids to explore, including an indoor tree house and a princess castle.
Go play: hophopjump.com Tuesday to Friday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 9:30am – 2:30pm 400 Spinnaker Way, Units 11 to 12, Vaughan 905-761-1101
21. Playground Paradise in Toronto Operated by the City of Toronto, Playground Paradise is a two-level indoor play structure located at Flemingdon Community Centre in Toronto’s east end. It’s open to kids 12 and younger. The room is decorated like a meadow, with green floors, leafy fabric on the ceilings and a sky scene painted on the walls. Your brood can zoom down the spiral slide, or get their energy out on the track ride, the cargo elevator or jump in the ball pit. All of this is available for just $2.50 per child for two hours of play.
Go play: toronto.ca Monday & Wednesday 9:30am – 8:30pm, Friday 1pm – 8:30pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:30pm – 5pm *Please call ahead on weekends as they tend to be busy. 150 Grenoble Dr., North York 416-395-6014
22. Sprouts – Growing Bodies & Minds in Toronto This lovely light-filled indoor playground and gym is packed with all the makings of an awesome adventure for kids zero to seven. Sprouts has filled its 6,000 square feet space with two kinder trampolines and three play structures with slides, ladders and passageways to explore. There’s also a large soft play area for babies and toddlers, with smaller padded climbers, rockers and little ladders. Play stations with toys like Duplo and Magformers are switched up each week to keep kids entertained. Caregivers get treated to free coffee, tea and hot chocolate in the café, which also sells organic snacks. While there is no cost for the first visit, families must purchase either a play pass or part- or full-time membership to access the playground during drop-in times.
Go play: sproutskids.ca Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am – 4pm 183 Carlaw Ave. Toronto 416-840-9718
23. Jellybeenz in Brampton, Ontario Jellybeenz features the most amazing castle-themed play structure that spans two-and-a-half floors. There’s an airplane cockpit and slides, a seven-foot Thomas train that kids can climb into, a separate toddler area with a princess castle and ride-on toys and a gaming section. In the event room kids can try their hand at karaoke. The room features a DJ booth, big-screen TVs, disco lights and a fog machine. While it’s just for birthday parties on the weekends, during the week they run family karaoke and dance party days so your future pop star can belt out as many tracks as he wants to. Best suited to kids 12 and younger.
Go play: jellybeenz.com Tuesday to Wednesday 10am – 3pm, Thursday to Friday 10am – 6pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am – 1pm 10 Bramhurst Ave., Units 12 to 14, Brampton 905-463-2336
24. Lil’ Monkeys Indoor Playgrounds in Burlington, Ontario With a five-level soft-structured playground filled with a fully enclosed swirl slide, wave slides, punch-bag forest and more, Lil’ Monkeys is bound to please kids from one to 12-years-old. Other features include an enclosed basketball court, toddler sections and a rock-climbing wall. Not only is Lil’ Monkeys dedicated to fun, it’s also dedicated to safety. The entire floor is padded in case someone takes a tumble, and they have a program to ensure children leave with the guardian that they came with. New to Lil’ Monkeys is the Mighty Jump, a ride that lets those aged five to 75, free fall off a 20 foot platform and land in a giant inflatable bag. So fun!
Go play: lilmonkeysplaygrounds.com Monday to Friday 9:30am – 8pm, Saturday 9:15am – 8:30pm, Sunday 9:15am – 8pm 3250 Harvester Rd., Unit 5, Burlington 866-972-2111
25. Extreme Fun Indoor Playground in North York, Ontario Your little one can get all dolled up in the dress-up centre and then explore the multi-coloured play structure in their fancy princess dress. It’s all part of the experience at Extreme Fun Indoor Playground, which is best suited for kids ages one to 10. For sports lovers, they can shoot some hoops or play foosball. And the giant jumpy castle is not to be missed. Parents are encouraged to join in on the fun or relax with a cup of coffee in the café.
Go play: extremefun.ca Monday to Friday 9:30am – 3:30pm 186 Bartley Drive, North York 416-757-8777
26. Treehouse Play Centre in Richmond Hill, OntarioTwo moms wanted to create an indoor playground that parents would enjoy—where the seats are comfy and the café is full of healthy food options. That’s how Treehouse Play Centre was born. Kids zero to eight can run around the awesome play structure full of tunnels and slides. Parents can join the fun and play on the playground or relax on the couches. Babies have two special areas where they can safely play. The delicious café serves lunches on weekdays and breakfast on the weekends. And the best part? All the food is made from scratch.
Go play: treehouseplaycentre.com Monday to Friday 10am – 6pm, Saturday & Sunday call for updated hours weekly 9688 Leslie Street, Richmond Hill 905-237-7388
27. Kids Fun Town in Toronto Take your little monkey to the jungle gym at Kids Fun Town. Best for kids younger than six, this play structure features a bouncy castle complete with a slide, ride-on toys and a mini basketball court. Plus, an awesome rock climbing structure that kids can climb up and through. Before heading to Kids Fun Town, check their website to make sure they aren’t closed for a birthday party.
Go play: kidsfuntown.ca Monday to Saturday 9am to 6pm, Sunday 9:30am to 6pm 2040 Danforth Ave, Toronto 416-277-7689
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28. Cosmic Adventures in Ottawa Get ready for some cosmic fun. Cosmic Adventures has a huge multi-level padded play structure with obstacle courses, triple and spiral slides and swings. For toddlers there are two play areas designed to be a little quieter to suit their stimulation needs. This 20,000 square foot play centre is all about the under-12s. Thirteen to 18-year-olds are only allowed in if they’re with a family with younger children. All the games and structures, including the redemption games in the Starcade, are geared toward a younger child’s developmental level. Best suited to ages four to 10.
Go play: cosmicadventures.ca Everyday 9am - 8:30pm 1373 Ogilvie Rd., Ottawa 613-742-8989
29. Kids Kingdom in OttawaYour little knight will love exploring this castle-themed climbing structure filled with slides, suspension bridges, a cargo rope climb and tunnels. And they won’t be able to resist the 62-foot-long inflatable obstacle course. Your teeniest dragon, ages zero to three, will love the gated infant and toddler play centre with its child-safe blocks, two slides (which are easy to climb up) and padding. Older kids will also enjoy playing the redemption games. Fuel your medieval crew at the cafeteria with grub like pizza, fruit plates and much more. Best suited to ages zero to 12.
Go play: kidskingdom.ca Monday to Thursday 10am - 7pm, Friday 10am - 8pm, Saturday 9am - 7pm, Sunday 10am - 6pm 66 Hearst Way, Ottawa (Kanata) 613-599-5437 Monday to Thursday 9am - 8pm, Friday 9am - 8:30pm, Saturday 8am - 8:30pm, Sunday 9am - 6pm 1290 Trim Road, Ottawa (Orleans) 613-424-8543
30. Funhaven Entertainment Centre in Ottawa If you’ve got kids of varying ages then Funhaven is bound to suit everyone in your family. For the baby to five-year-old set, there’s the Comfyland toddler play centre, with tactile boards, tot-friendly computers and music makers—not to mention arm chairs for caregivers to take a load off in. For the five- to 12-year-old set there’s a three-level jungle gym with a spiral slide, padded moonwalk, climbing tunnels, punch-bag forest and ball cannons. This is all in addition to bumper cars, mini bowling, a laser-tag arena, games and more. Both Comfyland and the jungle gym are in separate gated areas so little ones won’t get accidentally hurt by big kids. Admission is free for kids three and younger.
Go play: funhaven.com Weekdays 10am - 10pm, Weekends 9am - 9pm 1050 Baxter Rd., Ottawa 613-828-4386
31. Starr Gymnastics & Fitness in Ottawa If your kids have barrels of energy to run off, then the preschool drop-in time playtime at Starr Gymnastics locations is the place to go. The gyms are padded and set up with obstacles for children ages one to five to play on. Equipment like trampolines, monkey bars, beams, ropes, a foam pit and a rock climbing wall are all set out and a Starr instructor is on hand to help everyone. If you have a really tiny tumbler, Starr also offers a free baby playgroup program, which is offered at a separate time.
Go play: starrgymnastics.com Hours vary based on locations 1140 Morrison Dr., Ottawa 2766 Lancaster Rd. Ottawa 520 Lacolle Way, Orléans 613-721-4868
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32. Funtropolis in Laval and Saint-Hubert, QuebecThough its claim to fame might be the colourful Styrofoam balls that kids can safely shoot from more than 40 air launchers, Funtropolis is packed with tons of other cool stuff. Your crew will love getting lost in the gigantic play maze, zipping down the three wave slides or bouncing on the enclosed trampolines. There’s also a toddler space with an age-appropriate trampoline and slides. A new feature is the multi-level spider-web climb at the Laval location. Funtropolis is best suited to kids 14 and younger.
Go play: funtropolis.ca Monday to Thursday 9am - 6pm, Friday to Saturday 9am - 9pm, Sunday 9am - 7pm 3925 Boul. Curé-Labelle, Laval 450-688-9222 2975 Boul. Moïse-Vincent, Saint-Hubert 450-462-2111
33. Zigzagzoo in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec Kids 12 and younger will go wild at this jungle-themed indoor playground with its massive four-level play structure. It’s got slides, tunnels and challenging climbers, but there’s much more. A monkey-themed traverse climbing wall, an enclosed soccer arena for little ones and a separate toddler area for kids ages three and younger. Get ready for some serious fun.
Go play:zigzagzoo.caMonday 9:30am - 5pm, Tuesday to Thursday 9:30am to 4pm, Friday & Saturday 9:30am to 8pm, Sunday 9:30 - 5pm 980 St-Charles Ave., Vaudreuil-Dorion 450-424-3244
34. WooHoo! in Vaudreuil, QuebecWooHoo! bills itself as the largest family amusement centre in Canada, and also claims to have the largest play structure in North America. This massive playground is packed with fun activities like giant tornado slides (spiral slides that go from the top levels of the climber to the bottom), a ball blaster arena, a 28-foot climbing wall and something they call the spider jump trampoline, which lets kids safely bounce super high in the air thanks to a harness—don’t worry a staff member is there to supervise. The littlest ones are not forgotten, as they have their own interactive toddler play area.
Go play: woohoofun.com Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturday 9:30am - 7pm, Sunday 9:30am - 6pm (different hours in the summer) 25 Boule. de la Cite des Jeunes, Vaudreuil 450-218-6699
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35. Kazoom Café in Ville Saint Laurent, Quebec Kids can swing along a Tarzan rope, swoosh down one of five slides (three enclosed ones and two open ones) or climb around one of the many obstacles in the two-level play structure at Kazoom Café. Your kids can show off their moves in the dance space, complete with disco ball. Plus, there’s a separate toddler area with climbing tunnels and a playhouse for those three and younger. Kid-friendly food is available in the cafeteria. Best suited to kids age zero to 11.
Go play: kazoomcafe.com Monday to Thursday 9:30am - 4:30pm, Friday 9:30am - 8pm, Saturday 9am - 8pm, Sunday 9am - 6pm 2169 Marcel-Laurin Blvd., Suite 160, Ville Saint Laurent 514-331-4386