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Waterparks: Grand unveiling of Calypso’s Summit Tower and its 10 new waterslides


Canada’s biggest theme waterpark, has launched its new attraction, the Summit Tower. Featuring 10 new waterslides, each more impressive than the next, and a total height of 10 storeys, the new Summit Tower is the tallest free-standing waterslide tower in North America.

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After only a year of operation, the company invests $5 million in this spectacular new attraction. “The addition of this new aquatic complex is our answer to the tremendous success we had during the 2010 summer season, explains Guy Drouin, Calypso’s president and CEO. Summit Tower features 10 new waterslides in a single tower; it’s practically a whole other waterpark in itself.”

Summit Tower features 10 waterslides that offer something for the entire family:

The Accelerators, first of their kind, consist in four 90-feet (28 metres) tall high-speed slides, two of which include toboggan boats with four person and two with double inner tubes.

Designed for thrill seekers, the AquaLoops, a Canadian exclusivity, are two slides where adrenaline and centrifugal force are combine to give swimmers an unforgettable experience. The ride starts in an enclosed cabin with a trap door. At the signal, the floor suddenly opens and swimmers are “dropped in a vertical freefall” at a height of 55 feet (17 metres), then follow a roller coaster-like ride with a 2.5 G loop. A video of an AquaLoop is available at

The Family Twisters, four coiled waterslides with translucent and closed-off sections at a height of 30 feet (9 meters). Families will love sliding down the AquaSnake, Pigtail, Mellow Yellow and Twist & Shout.

Calypso VIP Experience

A new VIP Zone featuring 15 luxurious private cabanas has also been added for the summer season. Visitors will have a blast with their family, colleagues or friends in these cabanas, which come equipped with lounge chairs, a sound system, a refrigerator and much more. Rental fees are set at $99 per day. The VIP Zone also features a terrace bar open to everyone, with attentive, personalized care given to VIPs.

About Canada’s biggest theme waterpark

Calypso stands out through its sheer size: an aquatic section covering over 100 acres and including over 35 waterslides, 100 water games, the country’s largest wave pool and all heated pools. These attractions, which include Jungle Run River, Pirate’s Aquaplay and Zoo Lagoon for kids, are each more impressive than the next and feature the latest in cutting-edge technology. Officially opened in summer 2010 following a $45 million investment, this waterpark has had a remarkable freshman year. Furthermore, Calypso won the 2011 award for New company of year as part of the Ottawa Tourism Award. Calypso Theme Waterpark is located east of Ottawa off Highway 417 and 75 minutes from Montreal.

Season membership

In order to take full advantage of Calypso’s numerous attractions all summer long, guests are invited to visit to purchase season membership.

Additional information, an event calendar and photos and videos of Calypso Theme Waterpark are available on the brand new website, at, and official Facebook page Calypso Theme Waterpark.

For more information:
Bridget Ann Peterson / Mélissa Lapierre-Grano
Massy-Forget Public Relations
514 842-2455, ext. 26 / 31 /

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