Yukon Striker at Canada's Wonderland

Yukon Striker at Canada's Wonderland, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, Vaughan
  • Yukon Striker at Canada's Wonderland, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, Vaughan
  • Yukon Striker at Canada's Wonderland, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, Vaughan
  • Yukon Striker at Canada's Wonderland, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, Vaughan
  • Yukon Striker at Canada's Wonderland, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, Vaughan

The 2019 season promises to be the biggest yet for Canada’s Wonderland. The park will introduce Yukon Striker, a world-record-breaking dive roller coaster, and Winterfest, an immersive holiday-themed event, making it truly an amusement park for all seasons.

As well, Canada’s Wonderland will officially open Frontier Canada – which is arguably, the most historically significant event to take place.

To understand the importance of this ‘new’ gold-rush themed section, we’ve got to travel back in time more than 37 years. Back to a time when Maple, Ontario was still farmland, Wonder Mountain didn’t exist and Canada’s Wonderland was merely a fantastic concept waiting to be realized.

When Taft Broadcasting began to build the park, intentions were to open in 1981 with five themed areas: International Street, Medieval Faire, Grande World Expo 1890, The Happy Land of Hanna-Barbera and Frontier Canada.

The latter section would be representative of the rugged Yukon backcountry during the Klondike Gold Rush of the late 1890s. Guests would be treated to adventure in the wilderness, and have a chance to experience and learn about life for prospectors, miners, lumberjacks, and Indigenous people who were part of the great gold rush boom along the Yukon River’s headwaters.

Project information

9580 Jane St., Vaughan
Public Space
Under Construction
Spring, 2019
223 ft
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