Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, June 11, 2019 – On the eve of our Outdoor Waterpark’s official opening for the summer, Mr. Sylvain Lauzon, President and Chief Operating Officer for Groupe Calypso Valcartier, revealed the ELDORADO sliding facility, a brand-new attraction for Village Vacances Valcartier. The tower, which can hold up to 6 different slides, is a 10 million dollars investment that will unfold over the next 6 to 8 years. This July, SALTO AND LIANA, our first two slides offering extreme sensations, will be open to visitors.
A facility with multiple slides
“ELDORADO is much more than the two slides we are introducing today. On a horizon of 6 to 8 years, 4 more slides will be added, promising fun for the entire family. Beside the thrills that SALTO and LIANA provide, we will have the possibility of adding multi-user slides or rollercoaster-type slides,” explained Mr. Lauzon.
ELDORADO is a lengthy process which required a year of preparation. In the pipeline since the beginning of 2018, the sliding facility is 100% manufactured by Canadian and Quebec-based companies. “All our suppliers were selected with care to maximize our investments’ economic benefits. The Canadian expertise of WhiteWater is recognised throughout the world and we are proud to offer our clients local products,” added Sylvain Lauzon.
An offering that is constantly renewed
“Novelty and client experience have always been at the center of Village Vacances Valcartier’s priorities. We have always listened to our clients and we are constantly thinking up new ways to stand out by improving our offering. Great examples are the addition, in 2016, of the Hôtel de Glace as well as the construction of Bora Park and Hôtel Valcartier, projects representing $75M. Investments announced today meet our visitor’s requests to feel all the thrills and feels,” explained Sylvain Lauzon.
“At both Bora Parc and Calypso, the most popular slides are those offering the most extreme thrills, in particular Aqualoops, Capsule and Chute libre. SALTO and LIANA will assuredly please our visitors this summer.”
About the ELDORADO facility
- Tower almost as high as a 10-floor building
- Possibility of holding 6 slides
- SALTO and LIANA opening as soon as July, free-fall type slides banking on G force and thrills
- Drop speed of 15 meters per second, or about 50 km/h for SALTO and LIANA
- 2019 new slides reserved for people 1,32m and taller
- Standing position in SALTO and LIANA
- Facility entirely manufactured in Canada
- Steel structure produced and assembled in Quebec
- More slides to be added in phases 2 and 3 coming over the next 8 years
- Total investment of $10M
- Investment for phase 1: $2,3M
“It is with great pride that Desjardins Business is collaborating to this great announcement. It is for us a privilege and more than anything a testimony of trust in our experts. For more than 10 years now, we have been gladly standing by a local business that keeps on evolving and creating much to the delight and wonder of clients of all ages,” mentioned Stéphane Pageau, Vice President Major Accounts for Eastern Quebec at Desjardins Business.
“The success of Village Vacances Valcartier has always been based on innovation, development and infrastructure renewal. Today’s announcement is directly aligned with the adventure created by Guy Drouin and still continued today by our administrators, Mathieu, Simon and Jérôme Drouin,” concluded Sylvain Lauzon, President and Head and Operations for Groupe Calypso Valcartier.
About Village Vacances Valcartier
Village Vacances Valcartier, located 20 minutes from Quebec City, is a must-visit destination for families who are looking for fun and excitement all year round. On top of the resort's outdoor waterpark, the summer offering of Village Vacances Valcartier includes 4-star hotel Hôtel Valcartier, a 600-site campground and 7 rustic cabins, as well as Aroma Spa and Bora Parc, an indoor waterpark open year-round. Village Vacances Valcartier is a leading major economic driver in Quebec’s tourism and recreation industry and employs over 650 employees in peak season. Visited by hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, the outdoor waterpark opens on June 12 at 10 o’clock. For more information, visit www.valcartier.com.