Canada’s Wonderland is divided into several themed sections, which include International Festival, where guests can play carnival games and ride bumper cars; Action Zone and Medieval Faire, which house most of the park’s major roller coasters; Splash Works, a 20-acre water park; and two children’s zones.
In number of roller coasters, Canada’s Wonderland ranks third of all theme parks in the world. Ranked by thrill level from one to five, the park’s top rides include Leviathan, the country’s tallest and fastest roller coaster; Mighty Canadian Minebuster, one of the park’s first wooden rides; and Time Warp, a suspended roller coaster where guests fly through the air while laying on their stomachs.
Things to Know Before You Go
Canada’s Wonderland is a must for families and thrill-seekers.
Fast Lane Passes are available in limited quantities for purchase and grant skip-the-line access to the park’s most popular rides.
The park offers a wide range of food options, including a barbecue joint, pizza by the slice, a café and bakery, and casual buffets.
The site is wheelchair accessible, and wheelchairs and electronic convenience vehicles are available for rent at the entrance.
Guest Services provide specialized assistance, including fast-track boarding passes, to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
How to Get There
Located in Vaughan, Ontario, a suburb 16 miles (26 kilometers) north of Toronto, Canada’s Wonderland is best accessed by car. Take Highway 400 to Rutherford Road in Vaughan (exit 33) and follow signs for Canada’s Wonderland. Ample paid parking is available in an adjacent lot. If traveling by public transit, bus 60 stops just outside the park’s entrance.
When to Get There
Canada’s Wonderland is open daily from May to September, with weekends-only hours in late April and October. The park is busiest on weekends and holidays, so weekday visits offer a quieter experience and shorter lines. Annual events include a Canada Day celebration in July, Halloween nights during the fall, and WinterFest, a holiday festival with ice skating and live performances.
During the Halloween season, Halloween Haunt draws a crowd to Canada’s Wonderland for a festival of haunted mazes, “scare zones,” and live performances. All the park’s permanent attractions remain open, but the grounds’ atmosphere is transformed with eerie lighting, spooky music, costumed actors, and elaborate decoration. The festival is open weekend evenings during October, as well as on Halloween night.
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