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A Look Back At Splashdown Park 33 Years Ago

Splashdown Park was once the only true waterslide park in Greater Vancouver, and as such is a huge part of many Metro Vancouverites most cherished childhood memories.

In 2016, a lot people were saddened to hear that the iconic Splashdown Park would be permanently closing their doors after the Labour Day long weekend.

Luckily in 2017, it was reopened with new owners as ‘Big Splash’, and improvements were put in. So Vancouverites can continue to have hours of fun at this waterpark area that’s only a short drive away.



The 7-acre waterslide park located at 4775 Nu Lelum Way in Tsawwassen originally opened on Canada Day in 1984. Unfortunately in 2016, after 33 years the lease came to an end.

Take a look at how the park has changed over the years.

Photo: Splashdown Waterpark
Photo: Splashdown Waterpark
Photo: Splashdown Waterpark
Photo: Splashdown Waterpark
Photo: Splashdown Waterpark

Check out this commercial made for the waterpark in 1986.

Here’s what the park looked like before closing in 2016.



For more history stories, check out our History section.

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