We didn't have to take more than a couple of steps into the park to see that Canada's Wonderland is celebrating Canada's 150th! There were signs, flags, and flower gardens in Canada's red and white. We even spotted a "Canadian Mountie" walking through the park, on stilts!
We rode the rides to our hearts' content during our visit to the park in May, so for this visit, we focused on all of the fun shows the park has going on in July, and the Splash Works water park (which wasn't open when we were there last).
Flying Frontenacs Stunt & Dive Show
Our favourite show was the Flying Frontenacs Stunt & Dive Show! This team was so impressive with their trampoline tricks, high dives, and a really impressive stunt involving something that I can only describe as a cross between a water jet pack and a hover board (you need to watch the video below to see it!). The girls loved getting to pose for this photo with them after the show!
West Coast Lumberjack Show
The West Coast Lumberjack Show was both impressive and amusing. It was a mix of daredevil lumberjack skills (log rolling, tree climbing, chainsaw carving) and a healthy dose of humor. I got some of it on video as well; make sure you check it out!
Splash Works Water Park
After some shows, we headed to the water park. The girls had a lot of fun in the wave pool where we met up with some friends. They wanted to avoid waiting in the lines for the slides, and were quite happy to hang out in the wave pool the whole time to play and cool off!
Ultimate Thrills Circus
Next up was the Ultimate Thrills Circus. This one involved high wires, motorcycles, contortionists, and a lot more! We were impressed by some very daring stunts that even had the adults in our group feeling nervous! One of our favourite parts was this contortionist who shot an arrow at a balloon with her feet!! Seriously - check it out in the video!
So now let's get to that video! It's less than 3 minutes long, but it gives you a representation of all of the shows I've mentioned as well as the cliff divers that perform extremely high dives off of Wonderland mountain!
Starlight: Northern Reflections
At the end of our day, we gathered on the bridge between Wonder Mountain and the Royal Fountain, to watch the light show: "Starlight: Northern Reflections". I really wish I could have gotten some good video of the show for you, but my phone just wasn't cutting it. I did get a few photos that will give you a small idea of how awesome this show was. Between the lighting, music, lasers, and water effects, this is a show you don't want to miss! I'd love to see it again; it was so impressive!
Canada's Wonderland is one of our favourite places to go in the summer because there's something there for every age and interest. This trip was particularly fun because of the focus on celebrating Canada and we all loved the shows! If you're going in July, I suggest you be sure to see the Flying Frontenacs, and the Light Show- they were our absolute favourites! There's another show called Cirque Canadien that I'm sad we missed (if you want to see that one, don't go on a Wednesday like we did, it's the one day they don't have shows).
If you can't make it in July, don't worry, there are lots of other great shows scheduled throughout the whole season. You're sure to have a blast!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company in conjunction with Blog Meets Brand, and I have been compensated for my participation. All opinions are my own.