Our Story

WHO WE ARE.

Splashifax is a giant outdoor floating playground and obstacle park that is the home to the largest unicorn floatie in the world. Soon to be one of Atlantic Canada’s premier summer attractions.

Opening June 2021, Splashifax is Halifax’s first floating waterpark located in HRM.

Splashifax’s story starts in November 2018. Jon had an idea to bring the fun of an inflatable water park to our region and started exploring the possibilities. Jon works mainly in real estate and development, but he had also previously built, opened and operated a trampoline park. An avid sailor and water sports enthusiast, he thought bringing the same spirit of fun to water would be an exciting endeavour.

Fast forward to late-January 2020, Jon was in Halifax staying with Dave, a friend he had met in 2012. Jon thought Halifax would be a great location for a floating waterpark and asked Dave if he wanted to buy it with him. Dave responded with a tilted head, “hmm, cool, not no.” Two weeks later, Dave said, “sure, why not, let’s do it! We need a really crazy feature attraction.” This statement gave birth to Splashifax’s giant unicorn and familiar tugboat.

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Dave has a range of experience in business including retail grocery, organic vegetable farming, airport transportation and farm supply. His retail and logistics experience paired with Jon’s development and play park experience make them the perfect team to bring Jon’s idea to fruition.

On the same day that the first case of COVID-19 was announced in Canada, the deposit for the waterpark was paid and unsurprisingly, the venture was delayed until 2021.

Splashifax’s launch comes at the perfect time. With the vaccine roll-out speeding up and Nova Scotians craving some outdoor fun, we’re ready to offer an ultimate safe, sunny, summertime experience.