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500,000 Visitors Expected during Calypso Theme Waterpark’s 8th Season

Calypso Opens its Doors Today and Announces Free Admission for Children Measuring Under One Meter In Celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday

 

Limoges, June7th, 2017 – Today, Calypso Theme Waterpark, the largest theme waterpark in Canada located 20 minutes outside of Ottawa, opened its doors for an eighth season of operation.  To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and the 375th birthday of the City of Montréal, Calypso will grant free admission to children (accompanied by a parent) who measure under one meter in height.  This season, Calypso anticipates welcoming half a million visitors to enjoy the many attractions Calypso has to offer including: 35 heated waterslides, 100 water games, Canada’s largest wave pool and tallest water slide (the Summit Tower), two themed rivers and much more.  Expecting a record number of visitors this season, Calypso will promote the park with a national television advertising campaign in partnership with Prescott-Russell Tourism.

 

“Calypso is uniquely situated between Ottawa and Montreal just off Highway 417.  Given that these two great cities will be in full birthday celebrations this summer, we anticipate a great number of tourists will choose to cool off at our waterpark,” said Sylvain Lauzon, Senior Vice-President of Calypso since the park opened in 2010 and newly appointed Senior Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Calypso Valcartier Group, Canada’s largest waterpark operators.

 

“The decision to provide free admission to children measuring under one meter this summer demonstrates our commitment to making the park enjoyable for young families,” added Jérôme Drouin, Vice-President, New Product Development.  “We are currently working on other incentives focused on youngsters and young families which we will be introducing in 2018.”  

 

In anticipation of the festivities taking place in Ottawa and Montreal this year, Calypso increased the number of its private cabanas last year including a VIP Zone.  Calypso is in the process of finalizing a major new development for the park and will be making an announcement later this season - so stay tuned!  

 

Calypso’s characters are back and eager to welcome families to their magical water world.  The goddess of the waves, Calypso, has re-emerged from the depths of the sea.  She will be joined by ecology expert Wildman Jack forever hiding in the depths of the Kongo; by daredevil Sara Max who will be on the lookout for the next Summit Tower challenger; by Dr. Dunk while he continues his water experiments in the Turbo Lab; and by the famous Capitaine LaPlank who has returned from roaming the open seas for a well deserved rest at Pirate’s Aquaplay.

 

Without a doubt, this gem of a waterpark offers enjoyment for all:  from grandchildren, to parents, to teenagers alike.  Representing an investment of over $65 million since its opening, Calypso offers extreme waterslides, thrilling attractions and lots of surprises so it’s impossible for families, couples and friends not to be entertained.  Calypso has not forgotten the youngsters for they too will have fun in a safe environment at the Zoo Lagoon – a veritable water game paradise created just for them.  With numerous restaurants, a cafeteria, ice cream parlour, picnic area, souvenir boutique, VIP Zone, the Hawaiin Beach Bar, lounge chairs and everything else the park has to offer the decision to visit is easy - just come and enjoy! 

 

 

Schedule :  June 7th to September 4th, 2017 | Operating Hours

Open 7 days a week, rain or shine, including holidays 

From June 7 to 29

10am to 5pm

From June 30 to August 20

10am to 7pm

From August 21 to September 4

10am to 5pm

 

Tickets can be purchased on-line at:  www.calypsopark.com.  

Follow Calypso adventures throughout the season on our Facebook page at:   www.facebook.com/CalypsoThemeWaterpark/ 

and on Instagram at:  www.instagram.com/calypsopark

 

About Canada’s Largest Themed Waterpark

Officially opened in Summer 2010 and representing a total investment of nearly $65 million, Calypso Theme Waterpark stands out through its sheer size covering over 100 acres and featuring 35 heated waterslides, 100 water games, Canada’s largest wave pool and its tallest waterslide.  As a leader in the Canadian waterpark industry, Calypso is at the forefront of technology and innovation adhering to the highest industry standards.  Calypso was awarded the top 2015 Travellers’ Choice Award by TripAdvisor® Canada.  In 2012, Calypso received the Ottawa Tourism’s Innovation of the Year Award for its Summit Tower and again in 2014 for its Kongo Expedition Theme River – a $7 million dollars investment.   

 

Calypso’s sister waterpark, Village Vacances Valcartier, located near Québec City boasts the 4-star Hotel Valcartier and a 600 site campground.  In December 2016, Valcartier opened Bora Park, a unique indoor waterpark with a footprint six times the size of an NHL hockey rink.  During the winter season, Valcartier owns and operates the famous Hôtel de Glace and North America’s largest winter playground with dozens of snow slides and activities.  Calypso Valcartier Group is owned by the Drouin family responsible for the development of both parks.

 

About Village Vacances Valcartier Waterpark

The Calypso Valcartier Group also owns and operates Village Vacances Valcartier an outdoor waterpark located 20 minutes outside of Québec City.  This season, Valcartier also opens its doors on June 7th and like Calypso, it will also offer free admission to children under one meter in height in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday and the 375th birthday of the City of Montréal.  Opened in 1963 and with an investment of over $60 million, Village Vacances Valcartier is one of the prime recreational and tourism destinations in North America.  Village Vacances Valcartier offers families with an all-season, year-round family holiday destination – an outdoor summer waterpark and a year round indoor waterpark -  Bora Park, the Hotel Valcartier and Spa, the largest winter playground in North America and the Hôtel de Glace.  Come summer or winter, Village Vacances Valcartier prides itself on being the destination of choice for families looking for fun and amusement all year round.

 

 

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For more information:

Ann Viau

Calypso Médias

613.443.9277

medias@calypsoparc.com

 

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