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Atlantic Canada’s Fun Filled Place to Play!

Shining Waters Family Fun Park is a water park located in Cavendish, PEI. Explore 36 acres of family fun including over 40 wet and dry attractions. For a start, try the Surf’s Up surf coaster, or the Buccaneer Bay Bullet rollercoaster! 

Afterwards, take the plunge down one of our four large waterslides or splash around in Turtle Cove, our splash pool with three junior waterslides. 

A limited number of season passes will be available, but purchase early before they sell out.

Closed for the 2022 Season. See you in 2023!

2022 Shining Waters Prices

  • Reserved Day Pass

    Reserve a specific day to visit for an individual 36" tall and over. Tax included.

    Starting at $28.50
  • Any Day Pass

    This pass is valid any day for an individual 36" tall and over. Watch for inclement weather closure updates before you visit. Tax included.

    $32.00
  • Child under 36" tall

    Children under 36" tall are free, no pass required.

    Free
  • Season Pass

    This pass is valid all season long for an individual 36" tall and over. Tax included.

    $120.00

2022 Tentative Hours

Please note these hours are subject to change as we adapt to the current environment and the needs of our guests.

School Days 9:30 – 3:00 pm |  10:00 am – 6:00 pm |    Closed

Shining Waters June 2022
Shining Waters July Hours
Shining Waters August Hours
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Attractions

Shining Waters offers a great selection of wet and dry attractions over 6 themed areas. Click on the banners below to explore all the park has to offer.

Shining Springs Water Park

Featuring four large waterslides, three children’s slides and a large splash pool. Take a plunge down the amazing Cannonbowl! Enjoy the spills and thrills of the Crossbow, or take a speedy ride down one of our two body slides. For smaller kids, there’s the Turtle Cove play area with the Turtle Twister and the Slippery Salamander.

Shining Springs Water Park Attractions

Bandit's Barnyard

Relax in a traditional Prince Edward Island farm setting. Visit the petting farm with many different animals including pygmy goats, miniature horses, lambs, bunnies, an alpaca and more! Take a spin on the pumpkin patch, or the carousel. While you’re there check out the animated singing chicken show.

Bandit's Barnyard Attractions

Discovery Woods

Explore the winding trails of Discovery Woods. Take a ride on the new Surf’s Up!

Discovery Woods

Storybook Land

Storybook Land is in the centre of the park and features a winding trail through the woods with the scary witch’s cave, many fantasy animals hiding in and around the trees, and Anne’s House of Imagination. Swings, slides and lots of playground equipment and the family favourite tire swing. Then catch a ride on the Cavendish 500 or Lenny’s Boats, or take a spin on the Crazy Sub!

Storybook Land Attractions

Buccaneer Bay

Soar above the water on the Buccaneer Bay Bullet rollercoaster, and sail the high seas in your very own pirate pedal boat!

Buccaneer Bay Attractions

Lighthouse on the Wharf

Tucked in behind the lighthouse at the Entrance is The Wharf marina. Stop by and enjoy a relaxing paddleboat ride.

Lighthouse on the Wharf Attractions
Park Information
Joggler's Busker
NEW FOR 2022: The Joggler’s Busker

We are so excited to welcome The Joggler’s Busker to Shining Waters this summer! You’ll see juggling with all kinds of objects to start the show, and then do some super cool balloon twisting!

 

2022 Schedule: Every Tuesday & Thursday at 1:00pm and 3:00pm (with the exception of July 19, 21, and August 9, 11, 16, 18)

 

Micheal Pendergast
The Music Man

Everyone’s favorite music man, Michael Pendergast, will be on stage at the Nestle Amphitheatre!

 

2022 Schedule: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays at 11:30 and 1:30pm

 

Shining Waters Family Fun Park Map
Riddle’s Takeout
Shining Waters restaurant will be open 11-5:30 pm daily. Serving Shopsy’s All Beef hot dogs, Crispy Chicken Bites, fries and combos.
BeaverTails Pastry
Indulge in an iconic Canadian treat topped with your favorite toppings. Also serving poutine and fries!
Shipwreck Treat Shoppe
Open as soon as the park opens for your coffee fix!
Satisfy your sweet tooth with some Shipwreck Fudge, or as the day heats up, get an Iced Coffee to sip by the pool. Try your favorite popcorn flavour or ice cream!
This is the authorized pickup point for Subway deliveries. You must call in your Subway order.
Salty’s Snacks
Salty has a fun selection of slushies, ice cream, and shaved ice, as well as cotton candy. Open select days from 12-6pm.
Located inside The Shipwreck Treat Shoppe, the gift shop offers sunscreen, swim diapers, nose plugs, goggles, and other gift shop items.

The space to create memories.

FAQ

  • Do I have to book a day when I buy my pass?

    While you do not have to book in advance for 2022, you can save this year by making a reservation for a specific day.  Reserved Day passes booked in advance start at $28.50 and will adjust depending on a number of factors, while Any Day passes are $32.00 per person, tax included.

  • What is an Any Day pass?

    An Any Day pass is valid any open day this summer and are $32 per person, tax included.

    If the weather is unfavourable, it is important to check our website or call our information line to determine if we are open that day. If we are closed on the day due to weather, you may visit any other open day.

  • What is a Reserved Day pass?

    Reserved Day passes allow you can make a reservation for a specific day for a reduced price, starting at $28.50, and will adjust depending on a number of factors. 

    If the weather is unfavorable, it is important to check our website or call our information line to determine if we are open that day. If we are closed due to weather, all Reserved Day passes will be contacted and offered a refund, or you can rebook for another day. 

     

  • If I reserve a day, can I reschedule my pass?

    You can reschedule your passes by creating an account here. You can reschedule passes up to 24 hours before your booked time. You will have to create the account with the same email you used to purchase the passes. Be sure to check your email for the confirmation email. 

    Once you get logged in, click on your profile icon to see “Your Orders” page. All of your passes will be listed here. The ones you are able to reschedule will have a “Reschedule” button next to them. You can reschedule for any other operational day this season, provided there is still availability. 

    See a full set of steps to create an account here. 

  • Should I bring a mask?

    It's up to you. As of May 6, 2022, Prince Edward Island is ending the mandate to wear masks, though they are still required in certain higher-risk settings. Although wearing masks outdoors is not required, wearing a mask in the community is a measure to protect you and those around you, even if you don’t have symptoms.

  • What happens if it rains?

    Before the park opens:

    We may make the decision not to open on any day if rain, high winds or cool temperatures (or a mixture of these!) are expected to persist for more than a few hours. This decision will be made prior to 9am.  In this case, all Reserved Day passes will be contacted and offered a refund or you can rebook for another day.  Any Day passes will be honoured on any other open day.  

    If we do decide to open, all passes are valid.

    In the case of cooler temperatures or rain in the forecast, please check our website or call our information line before your visit. 

    If the park is already open:

    In the event we are forced to close the facility in the middle of the operating day due to extreme weather and that temporary closure persists for more than one hour, the park will close for the day and all guests will be rebooked.

  • Can I purchase a weekly pass?

    This year we are not offering weekly passes.

    However, we are introducing the Sun & Games package that includes one Any Day pass for Shining Waters Family Fun Park, one Any Day All Day pass for Sandspit, one pass to Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium, Wax World of the Stars, Mariner's Cove Miniature Golf, the NEW Mariner's Cove Amazing Maze, Route 6 Motel, River of Adventure, and one $20 Yippee's Playcade playcard. We'll be announcing the details like pricing and how to purchase by mid-May, and passes go on sale June 1. 

  • Can I purchase a season pass?

    Yes, season passes for Shining Waters, Sandspit, Slide & Ride and Slide & Ride XL will be on sale June 1. 

  • Will you offer lockers this year?

    We have limited lockers available to allow for cleaning and physical distancing. Lockers are available in the waterpark section of the park on a pay per use basis. The cost per use is $1.

  • Can I bring my pet into the park?

    In order to protect our animals, water quality and our guests, pets are not permitted within the park. We do have a limited number of shaded kennels available near the parking lot available on a first come, first serve basis. A rental fee is required for a lock, key and water dish.

  • Are picnics allowed?

    Certainly! Shining Waters Family Fun Park has over 80 picnic tables within the property, including the beautiful Stewart Homestead Community Park. You may also picnic on the large shaded deck at Riddle's Take-Out. We do not allow coolers in the central waterpark to prevent glass breakage and reserve the right to search any cooler to protect the safety of our patrons.

  • Is there an additional charge for parking?

    Shining Waters Family Fun Park has a large, FREE, parking lot!

  • Do you offer lifejacket rentals?

    Lifejackets are available free of charge to non-swimmers. They may be obtained at the first aid station in the waterpark. We will add "used" bins near current life jacket racks so we can sanitize them for reuse. 

  • Is there an additional charge for tubes?

    Both single and double tubes are included in your admission charge so that you may enjoy our waterslides with a family member!

  • Is there a dress code?

    Appropriate swimwear is required and subject to park approval. No jeans, pants with rivets, or buckles chains allowed. Riders are not permitted to wear sunglasses, glasses or water shoes on the slides.

  • Prosthesis, Casts, and Orthopedic Braces

    Guests with prosthetic devices, orthopedic braces or missing limbs may enjoy all attractions in the waterpark provided that their particular device was designed for such an activity, that the activity will not aggravate a preexisting injury and they are able to maintain a correct riding position.

    Guests with waterproof arm casts may ride both body slides provided they are able to maintain the correct riding position. They may not ride the tube slides due to the speed and turbulent nature of the ride as well as the necessity for full grip strength and range of motion on the tube. Guests with leg casts or neck braces may not ride any of the water slides.

    Guests who are excluded from any park activities under this policy will qualify for a special reduced rate at the ticket booth.

  • Are there any restrictions on the slides?

    Our slides are designed by a world leader in safety, but there are a few restrictions. Our duck slide on Turtle Cove Splash Pad can be enjoyed by children of all ages, although we would recommend that younger children wear a swim diaper, available in our gift shop.

    The Slingshot and Catapult are designed to be enjoyed by children over 42″ tall. These traditional body slides have a unique run-out design, so the water is never deeper than 6- 8 inches. This is done to make younger children more comfortable and improve safety.

    The Cannonbowl and Crossbow are tube slides. All sliders on the Cannonbowl must be over 48″ tall, but riders over 42″ tall can be accompanied on the Crossbow by a responsible rider over 48″ tall.

    The Cannonbowl and Crossbow have a weight restriction of 250 pounds on the single tubes, and a 400-pound total on the double tubes between the two people.

    Personal flotation devices must be Transport Canada approved and be approved by staff before use. All personal flotation devices for someone under 90lbs must be self-righting.

    Footwear, belt buckles, and pants with rivets or other sharp objects are not permitted on slides. To prevent damage and the introduction of glass or foreign objects to our water systems; loose objects including glasses are not permitted on the slides. Guests who wish may sign a waiver at the first aid station allowing them to hold glasses while riding the body slides. Guests are not permitted to hold glasses on the tube slides as this would prevent them from maintaining the correct riding position.

    Goggles or facemasks which cover the eyes and nose are not permitted.

  • Are there weight restrictions on the rides?

    The Cannonbowl and Crossbow tube slides have a weight restriction of 250 pounds on the single tubes, and a 400-pound total on the double tubes between the two people.

    The Wharf Pedal Boats and the Galleon Pedal Boats have a weight restriction of 500 pounds per boat.

    For the other rides at the park, such as the Buccaneer Bay Bullet, Crazy Sub, Pumpkin Patch and Surf’s Up, the restraints must be able to engage correctly. Because bodies come in all shapes and sizes and factors such as height and weight distribution also come into play, whether the restraints can engage correctly can only be determined on site with the ride operator. 

  • I'm not going on anything, do I still have to pay the admission charge?

    Shining Waters Family Fun Park is a general admission park and pricing is based on all visitors paying the charge. This is traditional for this type of park as many of the activities within the park cannot restrict access to paying customers only. Please note that children under 36" tall do not pay the admission charges. If we were to move to a pay per ride basis, we would have to increase prices and increase staffing to restrict access to various attractions. We wish to avoid this and have selected the general admission approach to ensure the most enjoyable visitor experience for all of our guests.

  • What forms of payment are accepted?

    We are pleased to accept cash, Visa, Mastercard, Debit and American Express. 

  • Is there an age requirement for the park?

    Guests must be 12 years of age or older to enter the park unaccompanied.  Children 11 and under must be accompanied by an individual 16 years of age or older.

Weather Policy

Before the park opens:

We may make the decision not to open on any day if rain, high winds or cool temperatures (or a mixture of these!) are expected to persist for more than a few hours. This decision will be made prior to 9am.  In this case, all Reserved Day passes will be contacted and offered a refund or you can rebook for another day.  Any Day passes will be honoured on any other open day.

If we do decide to open, all passes are valid.

In the case of cooler temperatures or rain in the forecast, please check our website or call our information line (1-902-963-3939) before your visit.

If the park is already open:

In the event we are forced to temporarily close the facility in the middle of the operating day due to extreme weather and that temporary closure persists for more than one hour, the park will close for the day and all guests will be rebooked.

Location

Shining Waters Family Fun Park is located at 122 Avonlea Blvd, Cavendish, PEI.

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Notes

 

This is not an exclusive rental, the facility will be open to other guests.

 

Rounds of laser tag are 7 minutes long, plus a few minutes in the vesting room.

 

If there are other guests in, your rounds will not be consecutive.

 

You can play as many rounds of laser tag as you can in the time allotted, and each package includes a minimum number of laser tag rounds

 

 

You may continue to play past the time to get your minimum number of rounds in. In a situation where you reach the minimum number of rounds, you may continue to play rounds (on your turn) until the time is up.

 

If you have to leave before you play your rounds there are no refunds.