Fun City Sliders will turn a North Vancouver street into a giant slip-and-slide


**Attention: The 2019 Fun City Festival event has been cancelled due to the third-party waterslide provider not being able to fulfil their commitment. For more information, visit here.**

Grab your swim trunks and sunscreen, and get ready to take a ride that only happens once a year. Fun City Sliders will set up on the streets of North Vancouver, turning Lonsdale Avenue into a giant slip-and-slide for some summertime fun.

Fun City Sliders/Facebook

Fun City Sliders is part of the annual Fun City Festival hosted by the City of North Vancouver. Taking place on July 13 and 14, 2019, the weekend not only features the 1,000-foot-long water slide zooming you down Lonsdale, but also an array of community events taking place in and around Victoria Park.

The slide, of course, is the main attraction, taking sliders ages 5 and up down Lonsdale from Keith Road to 5th Street. The two-lane slide is six meters wide with a thick layer of foam underneath and a catch pool at the tail end. Fun City Sliders cautions, though, that it is a street slide, after all, so there are fast sections and slow sections, and technique counts. They’ve got a comprehensive FAQ page if you need to know more.

This year North Vancouver is working with Fun City Sliders (in the past it was another company called Slide the City), in case the name is throwing you off.

While mid-July may seem eons away right now, tickets for Fun City Sliders start up on April 1. The City of North Vancouver has all the pricing details for the half-day and all-day slide passes.

Fun City Sliders at Fun City Festival 2019

When: Saturday, July 13-Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 10 am to 6 pm
Where: 650 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver (staging area is near Victoria Park)
Cost: $20-60; tickets available online starting April 1

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom