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These 2 major B.C. water parks were ranked among most affordable in North America

The Cultus Lake water park. (via Facebook)

HomeToGo has released its annual guide to the most affordable water parks in North America and two of B.C.’s major water parks made the top 20.

HomeToGo, a search engine for global vacation rentals, ranked the top 50 most cost-effective water parks in Canada and the United States by comparing each park’s "big-ticket" items, such as accommodation, tickets, parking and lockers.

The study found that, on average, prices for Canadian water parks are 25.5 per cent cheaper than those in the U.S. The biggest difference coming from ticket prices, where water park entry is 32.38 per cent cheaper in Canada.

Tsawwassen’s Big Splash Water Park was the lone B.C. water park to crack the top 10, placing 10th. The park offers a plethora of different rides, including the Boomerango, which rushes guests up a near-vertical wall 40 feet up in the air, as well as a variety of other slides that include loops, twists and cascades.

Cultus Lake water park placed 20th, and offers guests amusement park rides in addition to waterslides. What’s more, the park offers over 18 waterslides to enjoy, as well as the only roller coaster in the Fraser Valley. It even has an 18-hole mini-golf course.

“When people think of travelling to a water park, the big international parks in Florida or California often come to mind first. We are pleased to be able to offer travellers a comprehensive overview of the best water parks right across North America, and have included options for every budget,” says director of inbound marketing, Michael Lee, in a news release.

“We had a scream producing this guide, and are delighted to show that some of the best water parks in the world with award-winning attractions are accessible for a fraction of the price of going to a water park in Orlando or SoCal.”

Most Affordable Water Parks in North America 

  1. Buccaneer Bay, Weeki Wachee
  2. Fun Mountain, Winnipeg
  3. Shining Waters, Cavendish
  4. Aqua Adventure, Fremont
  5. Splash Kingdom Water Park, Shreveport
  6. Atlantic Splash Adventure, Halifax
  7. Magic Mountain, Moncton
  8. Deep River Water Park, Crown Point
  9. World Water Park, Edmonton
  10. Big Splash Water Park, Tsawwassen
  11. Splash Works, Vaughan
  12. Daytona Lagoon, Daytona Beach
  13. The Beach at Adventure Landing, Mason
  14. White Water, Branson
  15. Splash Universe, Dundee
  16. Calypso Theme Water Park, Limoges
  17. Raging Waters, Sacramento
  18. White Water Bay, OKC
  19. Sandcastle Water Park, Pittsburgh
  20. Cultus Lake Water Park

Looking for a more relaxed ride? Try your hand at this breathtaking lazy river in B.C. that is over four miles long and offers stunning views in every direction.

— Elana Shepert, Vancouver Is Awesome