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. But don’t forget to enjoy the live and animated animals in our barn. Then, be sure to visit the Mirror Maze, Buccaneer Bay and the Topsy-Turvy Cabin.

2021 Tentative Hours

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

10:00 am – 6:00 pm  Closed

Shining Waters Hours June 2021
Shining Waters Hours July 2021
Shining Waters Hours August 2021

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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. For 2020, the shallow end of Turtle Cove will remain open.

Shining Springs Water Park

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.

Barnyard Restrictions

Discovery Woods

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

Shining Waters 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 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 Ride Restrictions

Lighthouse on the Wharf

Lighthouse on the Wharf Ride Restrictions

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


This information is based on the 2020 operational season. Check back as we update for 2021 as more information becomes available.
  • Do I have to book a day when I buy my pass?

    Yes. For the safety of our guests and staff, we are significantly reducing our capacity to facilitate physical distancing.  In order to manage the number of guests in the park, we are requiring all guests buy online in advance for a specific day. 

  • What if I don't have a credit card or debit card to buy online? Can I pay cash?

    You will still need to book your passes ahead of time. Please call us at 902-963-3939  and we will make arrangements with you. 

  • Should I bring a mask?

    Yes, or you can purchase one for $1. As our safety checks and the nature of our rides may not allow for guests and staff to self distance, guests over 36″ tall and staff will be required to wear a mask while loading, riding, and unloading all of the rides, for the entire duration of the ride. While areas within the park allow for physical distancing, it is recommended that guests wear masks throughout their stay. Guests will not be required to wear masks in the waterpark area, while swimming or on slides, but must take appropriate steps to ensure physical distancing. Hand sanitizer is available in multiple locations to assist with proper donning and doffing of masks. Staff will be trained in the proper procedures for donning and doffing non-medical masks. Guests with medical concerns about wearing a mask should consult with a medical professional prior to attending the park, as our current guidance from Public Health Officials during the COVID-19 pandemic is that those with severe breathing difficulty should avoid public places where physical distancing may be difficult. As the masks are intended to protect staff and other guests, exemptions to the mask policy cannot be made.

  • What if I book a ticket and it rains?

    Maritime Fun Group reserves the right to close the park due to weather conditions.  If the decision to close the facility is made prior to the facility opening for the day all guests with existing reservations will be notified by e-mail and SMS and be permitted to rebook.  We will also post up to date information on our social media platforms. 

    In the event we are forced to close the facility in the middle of the operating day due to extreme weather and that weather persists for more than one hour the park will close for the day and all guests will be automatically issued a return pass for the 2021 season.  

  • Can I purchase a weekly or season pass for 2020?

    Due to the capacity limitations we have in place and the change in operational days, we are not able to offer weekly or season passes for 2020, nor are able to honor those already purchased. We know this is a disappointment to our weekly and season pass holders and have contacted those guests who have already purchased these passes with some options. 

  • Will you offer lockers this year?

    For 2020, 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 refundable deposit 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, buckles chains or bikini thongs 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.

    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.

  • 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 Visa, Mastercard, Debit and American Express. Cash can be used in exceptional circumstances. 

  • 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.

Dining and Shopping Options

Found in Bandit’s Barnyard, and affectionately known internally as the Sugar Shack, this location will be the first food service outlet to open this season, featuring BeaverTails Pastry and Shipwreck Treat Shoppe.

BeaverTails Pastry

Indulge in an iconic Canadian treat topped with your favorite toppings. Also serving poutine and fries!

Shipwreck Treat Shoppe

Satisfy your sweet tooth with some Shipwreck Fudge, or grab a Cold Brew Coffee to sip by the pool. Try your favorite popcorn flavour or ice cream!

This is the authorized pickup point for Greco Pizza deliveries.

Gift Shop Items

We have sunscreen for sale here.


Shining Waters Family Fun Park is located at 8885 Cavendish Road, Cavendish, PEI.


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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.