Calypso is the outcome of an investment of more than C$45m, including $2 from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. When completed, it will be one of the largest tourist projects in Canada.

Construction began over 20 months ago and is now understood to be 80 per cent complete. The major attractions, such as Fast Track, with its eight racing slides, and Boomerango, with its giant slides recreating a white-water river, were finished several weeks ago, as were some of the others.

With an official opening scheduled for June 7, 2010, the park’s multicolour slides, rides and theme pavilions have already taken shape at the site.

Village president and CEO Guy Drouin said: "You can see the enormous 100-acre worksite from Highway 417, near the Limoges exit. Constructing a completely new park allows us to offer the latest state-of-the-art technology and draw on all our experience to build a waterpark that will satisfy the tastes and needs of families and young adults from the day it opens."