Montrealers will soon have a brand new water park to go to, even in the winter. On the drawing board for a little over two years, the town of Blainville has managed to aquire the 900,000 square foot land it needed to construct what will be known as Aquapolis.
Located just off the 15 Highway in the off-island suburb of Montreal, Aquapolis will reportedly cost $40 million to construct, with $11 million going to building costs and the other $29 million for equipment.The best part of this new water park? Two thirds of it will be indoors, with the remaining section extending to the outside.
A first of its kind in Canada, Aquapolis will be divided up into 4 themed sections:
Relaxation - with a beach, pool, hot tubs, hydro-massage showers, with boutiques and restaurants.
Adventure - with waterfalls, rapids, slides, and a lazy river.
Fun Zone - with a giant aqua tree house, geysers, aquatic hopscotch.
Kids Corner - with a nursery and a paddling pool.
According to the project's spokesperson, the Aquapolis will have a 2,500 person capacity, which translates into about 500, 000 visitors annually, with ticket prices for the day costing around $27.
Aquapolis is only set to open November 2015, so we still have to wait a little while before we can engage in all the watersport fun, but just think about how much less next winter will suck having a full-on indoor water park only 45 minutes away.
There's magic in the air and the jingle bells are ringing — wait a minute. It's not Christmas, so what's going on? You're not hallucinating, you're just in Blainville on Montreal's North Shore, taking in the town's Christmas in July celebrations.
During your visit, you'll cross into an illuminated tunnel that'll transport you to a Christmas playground complete with elves, lit-up trees, and other giant decorations including a 25-foot-tall Christmas tree.
There is also a traditional Christmas market, so you can buy your gifts early. VERY early.
Blainville residents have even decorated their homes with Christmas lights to really immerse visitors in the Christmas spirit.
The site is open by reservation only during three time slots: 8:30 p.m., 9:15 p.m. or 10 p.m. You will have 45 minutes to stroll the area and take in all the wonderful sights.