The water slide event may have been cancelled, but the City of North Vancouver is inviting residents to the opening of the much-awaited new water park at the CNV waterfront on July 20.
The 8,000-square-foot-water play area will have a combination of splash pools and sprayers, and will be open to the public after the official ceremony at the Lonsdale Quay. Locals can join the Mayor and council for a community procession along the Spirit Trail. The procession will end at the Shipyards Commons, following which there will be a First Nations blessing and a welcome by Mayor Linda Buchannan. The water park will be opened up after this ceremony, between 2:30 to 3:30 pm, for everyone to jump in and splash.
In the winter, CNV will also open a new 12,000-square-feet outdoor skating facility, including a looped skating trail to complete the open rink area. The outdoor public rink will be the largest in the Lower Mainland.
The official opening of the water park is one among the many offerings of the day. There will be roving performers, harbour activities including the Seaspan tug boat ballet and Vancouver Fire Boat. Here are the details:
Games & Entertainment | Lonsdale Quay Patio | 11am-3pm
Games and entertainment for all. There’s a craft station, face painting, balloon twisting, barbeque and more. Plus, a special performance by The Heels from 12-1pm.
Bobs & Lolo Performance | Shipyard Commons Family Zone | 1pm
The popular music duo Bobs & Lolo will delight and entertain in the family zone.
Parkour & Games | Shipyard Commons Family Zone | 1-3pm
Ready for pop-up parkour? Jump, roll and flip with the help of on-site instructors, check out the obstacle course and play some fun games.
Stage Performances | Multiple Locations & Times
Look up! These talented performers will be dancing on the iconic Q and splashing at the Foot of Lonsdale.
Walk Down History Lane | Burrard Dry Dock | 1-4pm
The Pier comes to life with a historical selfie station, artifacts, Shipyards scavenger hunt, and their popular Shipyard Pals performance.
Chalk Art Activity | Burrard Dry Dock | 1:30-3:30pm
Unleash your creativity! Join a local artist and fellow community members as they create a chalk mandala.
In 2016, the City of North Vancouver chose the Quay Property Management to develop The Shipyards-Lot 5, an ambitious project which delivers public amenities such as water splash and an outdoor skating rink as well as 84,000 square feet of commercial areas featuring restaurants, cafes, retail, services and a boutique hotel.