-END OF SEASON ANNOUCMENTS-
If you are planning on visiting us September 1st, 2nd or 3rd, please read the letter below and email us or fill out the contact box below for more information.
Dear Birch Bay Waterslides Guests,
Unfortunately, due to a shortage of staff as local schools are back in session along with ongoing food/product shortages, we may not have the ability to fully operate on September 1st, 2nd and 3rd. We are doing our best to successfully navigate through these circumstances, however, there may be a possibility of closing early those days if we are unable to safely operate or may be operating on a minimal basis.
If you have a reservation or are planning to visit us on one of these days, we would be more than happy to work with you to make your experience here the best it can be. Please email us at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns.
Please continue to check our website and our Facebook page where we will be posting all updates regarding these days and the end of the season.
Our last day of the 2021 season is September 6th! On Monday, the 6th, we will be open from 10am-2pm and tickets will be $15! These tickets will be available at the admissions window.
We appreciate your continued support throughout this difficult season and hope to see you all in 2022! Keep your eye out for our 2022 ticket sale and season pass renewal discounts coming out soon!
We appreciate your understanding and continued support!
~The Management Team
If you are planning on coming on September 1st, 2nd or 3rd, please fill out this form for more information and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you!
-2021 Season Update-
Opening Day Announcement
Opening day of the 2021 summer season will be WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30TH. As we enter into the 38th year of operations at the Birch Bay Waterslides, we are excited to welcome everyone back to the waterpark this summer!
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Birch Bay Waterslides will be adhering to the guidance of the Whatcom County and Washington State Health Departments as well as the CDC.
Washington State has announced that the majority of COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted on June 30th, which should allow us to open for the 2021 summer season with limited COVID-19 restrictions in place. In the event that Whatcom County is required to resume a phased reopening approach, we will make all necessary adjustments to our operations in order to remain open for the summer.
Staff and guests will be required to comply with all guidelines in place for water recreation facilities, as outlined by the Washington State Department of Health.
While we are confident in our ability to provide a safe environment this summer, we ask that any potential guests who are not willing to or who do not feel comfortable following the guidelines in place to save their visit for another time. If you have any concerns regarding redeeming tickets purchased prior to 6/1/2021, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Information regarding our response to COVID-19 can be found in our 2021 Covid Overview FAQ.
2021 Covid Overview FAQ
Has opening day been delayed later than usual?
Yes, unfortunately due to COVID-19 restrictions, unexpected issues, and restrictive requirements we determined it was in the best interest of our guest to delay our opening to coincide with the reopening of Washington State.
When will you be open for the 2021 season?
We will be open daily from 10am - 6pm starting on Wednesday, June 30th.
Are you going to require proof of vaccination?
We will not be requiring our customers to show proof of vaccination in order to visit our park this summer. Regardless of vaccination status, we require all visitors to follow Washington State guidelines.
Will face coverings be required?
We ask that all guests adhere to Washington State mask guidelines. We will not be checking for vaccination status, and request that all visitors act in a responsible and respectful manner.
Have your prices increased at all?
No, to be fair to our guests prices have remained the same as the 2019 season.
Will all waterslides and pools be running this summer?
Unfortunately due to a year of closure “the Drop” slide will not be operating this summer.
Do I need to make a reservation prior to my visit?
At this time reservations are not required.
Can I buy tickets now?
Yes, you can purchase your tickets online now! Please visit our website for more information.
Why should I buy tickets online now?
Buying tickets online will allow you to skip the admissions line when entering the park. Tickets are also currently on sale now!
Are tickets/season passes purchased for the 2020 season valid this year?
Yes, all tickets purchased for the 2020 season will be made valid until the conclusion of the 2021 summer season.
When can I reserve a party/ group outing?
Right now! Please visit our website for more information.
- Slides -
Four Main Slides
Snake - Hairpin
Corkscrew - Twister
Right as you walk into the park there are four different slides coming down from a tower. Snake, Corkscrew, Hairpin and Twister are fun for all ages!
Parents can slide down with children in their laps.
The River Ride uses single and double tubes. It is a faster paced ride that includes descents into two buckets.
The Ramp slide is a wide slide that empties into a 4 foot pool. It is great for all ages; parents can slide with children in their laps if necessary, otherwise one slider at a time.
Black Hole & THe drop
The Black Slides are open from Noon until 5pm and include a 60 Foot Drop and the Black Hole.
The Drop is closed for the 2021 season due to required maintenance.
The Black Hole utilizes single tubes and everyone 5 and up can go on it.
In order to go on the Drop you must be 12 years and older and 100 lbs.
- Pools -
The Kiddie Pool is for ages 8 and under. It includes three smaller, slow slides for younger kids to enjoy!
The Activity Pool is a heated beach entry pool. Its deepest point is 5 feet deep.
We have a large hot tub that can fit up to 30 people.
Due to Washington State law, guests under the age of 7 are unfortunately not allowed in the Hot Tub.
Our park includes a gift shop that has lockers and life jackets available for rental. We also have various items for sale including clothing, sandals, sunscreen, sunglasses, towels, candy, and more!
Volleyball & Basketball Courts
The park also features a sand volleyball court and a basketball court. We provide volleyballs and basketballs to use for the day. Just ask to borrow them in the gift shop!
The Birch Bay Waterslides offers a variety of food and drinks at our concession stand that opens up 11am. The concession stand sells hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken strips, fries, ice cream, slushies, and soda.
Our park is full of lounge chairs, picnic tables, and round tables with umbrellas that are on a first come first serve basis. We also have covered areas available for rent. Check out our reservations page for more information on how to reserve a covered area for your group!
-Frequently asked questions-
Toddler size 8 up through adult size 15. Subject to availabilty.
Are there skating guides?
We have six skating guides. They are free to use and are first come, first serve.
Where can I park?
BOK Center does not own or operate any parking areas. There are over 9,000 available parking spots within a five-minute walk of the arena. All privately-owned lots determine the rate for parking. After 5 pm all on-street metered parking is free.
Are there any discounts available?
Yes! There are many ways to skate at a discounted rate.
• $6 skating on Mondays with the donation of a non-perishable can of food
• $6 skating on Warmth Wednesdays with the donation of a new or gently used coat, blanket, scarf or pair of gloves
• Discounts available for groups of 10 or more! Contact email@example.com for more details. This cannot be purchased onsite and MUST be pre-purchased 48-hour in advance of your visit.
What is your refund policy?
We do not offer refunds on skating admission. Please arrive on time for your skating reservation and make sure follow all safety protocols. If your skates are uncomfortable, please visit the skate shack and they can offer sizing/fit solutions.
Do I have to pay to enter Winterfest if I'm not planning on skating?
No! If you aren't skating you are able to enter Winterfest for free and enjoy the holiday festivities.
No alcohol, smoking, vaping, or e-cigarettes allowed in the park
No glass containers
All beverages must be factory sealed
No grills or BBQs
Children must be supervised at all times
The Birch Bay Waterslides are not responsible for any lost or stolen items - valuables may be kept in lockers or in locked vehicles.
-slide & pool Rules-
Swimwear is mandatory
No metal is allowed on the slides (buttons, chains on swimwear, etc.)
Sliders must slide feet first and on their back or backside at all times
No stopping, standing, or kneeling on any of the slides
Exit all slides and attractions quickly
Pregnant women are not permitted to use the slides or hot tub as per Washington State Health Code
Children under the age of 7 are not permitted in the hot tub as per Washington State Health Law