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The Wave Pool

Open Now: 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Open today: 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
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A Great Place To Swim

We visited the Wave Pool this afternoon and had a great time. My husband (the big kid that he is... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Debbie K
Thornhill, Canada
via mobile
Reasonable fun swim, could do with some renovations

Very price effective fun for family or simple leisure swim; can be much less crowded than other... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
mike p
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“pool area”(3 reviews)
“life guards”(2 reviews)
The Wave Pool will be closed for waterslide replacement, wave machine and deck lighting upgrades from September 6 to December 9, 2016. Please see updated post on December 9, 2016 for updated information.
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5 Hopkins St | Lois Hancey Aquatic Centre, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 0C1, Canada
+1 905-508-9283
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Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

This facility features a large pool that sends large waves through to swimmers intermittently. Features include large slide, sauna, spacious change rooms, basketball nets, and various flotation toys. One drawback is that there is a fee for lockers and you cannot bring your own lock.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We visited the Wave Pool this afternoon and had a great time. My husband (the big kid that he is) tried out the slide and played water basketball right there along with the kids. I preferred to float along with the waves. The pool was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Debbie K
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Very price effective fun for family or simple leisure swim; can be much less crowded than other Richmond Hill pools. Parking available, at peak times may need to use the street. Interconnected pools allow for variety and families; the pool has been around for a...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank mike p
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Kids centered. Covered slide is good. Walk in beach. The Wave machine is one of best in GTA only one in Richmond Hill area. Life guards are actually friendly. Have had experience with good swim instructors.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank 42rosewood
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Fantastic place. The staff is nice, the facility clean and best part... alot of fun for the whole family.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank eveningsky
Reviewed 23 October 2017

I was impressed with the cleanliness of the swimming pool and pool area and with staff particularly the lifeguards.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank GrantFamilyToronto
Reviewed 28 August 2017

The swimming pool is clean and the lifeguards are alert and helpful, the kids really enjoyed it, but the changing room could be cleaner and better equipped (hairdryer for example).More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Ozra
Marcia V, Guest Relations Manager at The Wave Pool, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Hi Ozra, We are glad you enjoyed your time at the Wave Pool. Thank you for alerting us to the state of the change rooms. We pride ourselves on keeping our facilities clean for public use. We will look into the state of the change...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017

Great place to take children to spend an afternoon - very clean - staff very friendly and lifeguards are always on alert - Would recommend that you bring your camera to take pictures of your child when they try to play in the waves. The...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank ryan2004
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We always go to wave pool few times a year. My daughter loves to go more but I usually can't make it all the time. Kids love this. It's good for adults too if they love kids because so many kids will be in the...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank marjanm1
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Took my 6 year old son here on Saturday late afternoon. Overall it was a good size pool and waves were pretty strong. Lots of pool toys, life jackets, and floaters. They had a small warm water pool for smaller kids too. Even had 2...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank JWBKC
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