Tsawwassen’s Splashdown Waterpark to reopen as Big Splash Waterpark this summer

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      If you’re still mourning the loss of one of Metro Vancouver’s most accessible waterparks, don’t fret: the attraction is set to reopen this summer following a massive renovation.

      Executive Hotels & Resorts, the development group that acquired the seven-acre property after the end of Splashdown’s lease last year, has announced that it will makeover the water slide park and rebrand it as Big Splash Waterpark.

      The renovation involves updating the layout and landscaping, and will introduce refinished slides, a themed kids’ zone, and upgraded pools and hot tubs to the area.

      A brand new “adult-only” hot tub and Vegas-style cabana program, plus a freshly built patio with umbrella and furniture rental services for sun-tanning and picnicking, are also planned.

      Meanwhile, the new Splash Café Grill, an espresso and gelato bar, and a beer-and-wine sports bar will offer plenty of food and beverage options for hungry guests.

      A parkwide sound system and VIP private viewing deck equipped with DJ stand are in the works, too. Once complete, visitors will be able to request songs onsite via text message.

      New body- and tube-slide additions, such as the “Big Splash thrill slide”, will be introduced for the 2018 summer season.

      In addition, Executive Hotels & Resorts will be constructing a new boutique hotel concept adjacent to Big Splash. The property, along with Big Splash Waterpark, will sit across from the 1.2-million-square-foot Tsawwassen Mills shopping centre, which opened late last year.

      Construction is currently underway at Big Splash. The water slide park, which originally opened in 1983, is set to reopen for the 2017 summer season.

      All-day passes to the attraction will be $28 and special group rates will also be available. Admission will be free for children three-years-old and under.