Derek Stonier’s inflatable waterpark at Port Colborne’s Nickel Beach made quite a splash this summer and even attracted international users. “It was great. We were well received, and people were good to us,” said Stonier, owner of Splashtown Niagara.
Splashtown Niagara opens Saturday at Port Colborne’s Nickel Beach. The 100-piece inflatable waterpark, from Germany-based Wibit Sports, requires a separate pass from the beach pass to use.
Splashtown Niagara’s Derek Stonier has big plans for his large-scale inflatable waterpark at Port Colborne’s Nickel Beach. “We’re going to make it the largest inflatable waterpark in Ontario over the next couple of years,” said the founder and owner.
An idea formed before the pandemic will finally make its first splash in Port Colborne in the 2022 beach season.
It may seem far off, but beach weather is only weeks away. Port Colborne’s only two public beaches, Nickel Beach and Centennial-Cedar Bay Beach, officially open for beach season Friday, May 20 for Victoria Day weekend.
The new water park attraction coming to Nickel Beach this summer is looking for lifeguards. Last year, city hall approved a partnership with Splashtown Niagara that will see a series of inflatable attractions installed along the west end of Nickel Beach.
The City of Port Colborne celebrates a successful 2021 beach season, welcoming more than 50,000 visitors to the sandy shores of Lake Erie.
Beachgoers are encouraged to begin planning for beach season by making sure they have their Port Colborne resident PORTicipate Pass, reserve their daily parking pass, or new for 2022, purchase their Niagara resident weekday season pass.