Over 25 years of innovation
Founded in 1995 in Montreal, Canada, Vortex International pioneered the Splashpad®. This zero-depth solution puts the focus on play and safety. Our splash pad equipment has revolutionized the way children and families play in urban spaces, waterparks, and resorts worldwide.
We are people-centric innovators with a deep understanding of different markets and community needs. We are your committed business partners – from planning to maintenance. We’re with you at every stage of the project to help you attract, engage, and retain your visitors, no matter your venue.
Global splash pad company
Our innovative approach to water attractions has helped communities, businesses and families grow. As the world’s first Splash pad company, we are proud to have created over 9,000 custom installations spanning 50 countries and 5 continents. Our products include Splashpad®, Elevations™, Water Journey™, waterslides, and the exciting new Dream Tunnel™.
Headquartered in Montreal, Vortex International has regional offices in the United States and Europe, as well as a distribution network supporting Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, and Latin America.
Water slide manufacturer
We get every family member off the beach towel and into the water with a wide range of attractions for a commercial Splash pad! But we are also a leading water slide manufacturer, offering a complete line of standard and custom systems for all ages. Vortex waterslides offer smooth, comfortable rides with exceptional manufacturing and durability.
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A Vortex Timeline
“Every one of our products combines science, education, abstract design, and a bit of magic to create meaningful experiences. Water makes playscapes extra special for families. It promotes free thinking and unstructured games. The experience of playing in water isn’t like tossing a ball around or shaping a sandcastle—we don’t move water; water moves us.”
– Stephen Hamelin, President & CEO
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