I remember strolling down the aisle of Canadian Tire as a kid and picking out an inflatable raft for my family’s backyard pool. That raft was both a super cool summer toy and a source of endless sibling rivalry as my brother and I constantly vied for occupation of its tiny surface area. If you took that inflatable raft and multiplied it by 5,000, you might have some sense of what Jean-Doré Beach at Parc Jean Drapeau has in store for families during the summer.
Dubbed Aquazilla, this 30-by-35 metre giant floating structure is essentially a jungle gym that sits on the water and has slides, trampolines, jumping pads, and more. The jungle gym, made by German water sports company Wibit, boasts a number of challenging obstacles: a balance beam, jumping pond, monkey bars, high bridge, and climbing tower to name a few and can be enjoyed from June 19 to Sept. 2, 2019.
The brainchild of two entrepreneurs, one of whom is Canadian, Wibit has been making floating water parks for more than 20 years and has entertained people with their creations in 60 countries across the globe – Vancouver was the first Canadian city to install one.
Admission is free for children under the age of two, while kids under 13 pay $4.50 before 4 p.m. with special rates after 4 p.m. Rates to not include access to the beach, which is required to participate in this activity. There are special rates for families and groups. Life vests are provided. Children under 6 cannot use Aquazilla.
Check out the video below!