Coaster Enthusiasts of Canada

Past
CANADIAN ROLLER COASTERS
by Location

    This lists all the permanent or semi-permanent roller coasters in Canada's past by location. Park or location names are in alphabetical order and include amusement/theme parks, exhibitions, and similar amusement areas. With the exception of the "Unknown" sections, the coasters themselves are shown in chronological order based on when they first ran at the given location. (Note that some may have been used rides when they first ran at the given location.) Following each Name is the Type, Designer, and Years of Operation.

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COASTER NAME

    The Coaster Name column shows the last official designation each defunct ride used. Other names employed are shown in brackets. These may have been ones the owners used at differing times or additionally, common monikers the public gave to describe a favourite ride.


LOCATION

    Notes for a moved ride will give the previous or subsequent location. Some information on these moves may be found in the article of the same location name under Closed Canadian Parks.


QUESTIONABLES

    A `?' after a coaster name indicates it may not have actually ever been at the given location. Sources often give conflicting information, but the ride is listed because some evidence to that fact has been found. It will continue to be shown with a question mark until its existence is proved or disproved. A question mark after a location name indicates that the coaster existed but perhaps not at that location.


TYPE

    The Type gives the basic "wood" or "steel". Additional designations are explained by the Legend at the start of the chart. Realise that although some wooden coasters had steel structures, they are classed as "woodies" because the track is flat steel supported on laminated wood.


DESIGNER

    Fields for Designer may show the manufacturer, with or without the designer's name(s). A question mark after a name means that the designer of the ride may be other than shown.


YEARS of OPERATION

    Years of Operation may include some that the ride did not operate but remained standing idle. The first year-number may be the year of manufacture or the year the ride first operated at the given location. Double dates separated by a slash indicate the year of manufacturing and year of first operation at that location.


UNKNOWNS

    Unknown locations of known roller coasters are shown last. They are followed by a summary table of unknown coaster names as already shown in the individual main listings.


STATISTICS

    If known, the height, drop, length, and top speed for each coaster below are located in an article of the same location name in: Closed Canadian Parks.





CANADIAN ROLLER COASTERS
of the Past
by Location



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LEGEND

* ENC = Enclosed
* F8 = Figure 8(*)
* INV = Inversion
* JR = Junior
* KID = Kiddie
* O&B = Out & Back
* SWB = Switchback
* TWS = Twister
* WM = Wild Mouse

(*) Also includes types
in which a Figure 8
was a major element.


Parc Belmont Park

Montreal, Quebec

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Cyclone
  (Thriller)
Wood. O&B Allen/Mitchell/Schmeck 1924 - 1983
Wild Mouse Wood. WM Heinrich 1958 - 1983?
Toboggan
  (Bobsled)
  (Lightning)
Steel Chance 1970s - 1983?
(Unknown) Steel. KID/JR Herschell ? 1976

Boblo (Bob-Lo) Island
Amusement Park

Boblo Island, Ontario

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Thunderbolt Wood ? 1930s? - Mid 60s ? 1972?
Wilde Maus Wood. WM Klaus or Mack 1957 - 1969?
Wild Mouse Steel. WM ? 1969? - 1974?
Likely a Modified "Wilde Maus"

Swiss Toboggan Steel Chance 1969? - 1978?
Little Dipper Steel. KID Herschell 1970? - 1983?
Sky Streek
  (Sky Streak)
  (Thunderbolt)
Steel. O&B Sansei 1973 - 1993
To Selva Magica Park,
  Mexico as "El Cascabel"


Galaxie Steel SDC? 1976 - 1986
Screamer Steel. INV Vekoma 1985 - 1993
To Playland, Vancouver.

Nightmare Steel. ENC Vekoma 1988 - 1993
Now The "Mayan Mindbender"
  at Astroworld in Texas.


Borden Park

Edmonton, Alberta

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Green Rattler Wood Welcher 1915 - 1934

Brighton Beach

Sandwich, Ontario

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Unknown Wood? ? 1885 - 1888?

Burlington Amusement Park

Burlington, Prince Edward Island

Coaster Name Type Designer Operated
Li'l Dipper Steel. KID Herschell 1957/1992 - 2005

Burlington Beach

Burlington, Ontario

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Unknown Wood? JR? ? 1950s - ?
Wild Mouse Wood. WM ? ? - 1978?

Canadian National Exhibition

(Toronto Exhibition)

Toronto, Ontario

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Switchback
  Scenic Railway
Wood. SWB Thompson 1885 - 1888?
Unknown Wood ? 1885 - 1888 ?
Different from
  The "Switchback"
Scenic Auto-Dip Wood Harton/Vettel 1902 - 1906
Great Roller
  Boller Coaster
Wood Mills 1907 - 1910
Royal Gorge
  Scenic Railway
Wood Harton/Vettel 1907 - 1912
Royal Ascot
  Racer
Wood. Racer Welcher 1910? 12? - 1919
Krug's Flyer Wood Baker/Krug/Miller 1920 - 1931?
Became The
  "Exhibition Flyer" ?

Exhibition Flyer Wood Krug? Miller 1932 - 1937
Modified "Krug's Flyer" ?
Flyer Wood McKee/Davis 1953 - 1992
Wild Mouse Wood. WM Heinrich 1957 - ?
Wildcat Steel Schwarzkopf? 1960s ? - ?
Love Bugs Steel Mack 1974? - 1977?
(From Paragon Park, Massachusetts)
Mark I Steel SDC ? - 2001?
Doppel Looping Steel. INV Schwarzkopf 1982/1984 - 2001?

Crystal Beach Amusement Park

Crystal Beach, Ontario

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Backety-Back
  Scenic Railway
Wood. Reversing Brown 1909 - 1926
Figure 8 Wood. F8 Harton 1905 - 10? - 15?
Giant Coaster Wood Harton 1916 - 1989
Cyclone Wood. TWS Traver 1927 - 1946
Comet Wood. Double O&B Allen/Schmeck 1948 - 1989
To The Great Escape,
 New York State

Unknown Steel. KID Schiff 195? - 1976?
Wild Mouse Steel. WM Zierer? 1959 - 1980?
Arctic Cat Steel Chance 1974 & 1975?
Flitzer Steel Zierer? 1974? - ?
Little Dipper Steel. KID/JR Herschell 1977? - 1989
Galaxy Steel SDC? 1986 - 1987?

Crystal Palace

Dieppe, New Brunswick

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Bullet Steel JR Zierer 1990 - 2014

Dominion Park

Montreal, Quebec

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Scenic Railway Wood Thompson 1906 - 1919
Dips Wood ? 1920 - 1929 - 38?

Dundurn Park

Hamilton, Ontario

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Scenic Railway Wood ? 1885 - 1890?

Exhibition Grounds

London, Ontario

Coaster Name Type Designer Operated
Unknown Wood ? 1885 - ?

Erie Beach

Fort Erie, Ontario

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Figure 8 Wood. F8 Harton 1901? - 1909? 1915?
Scenic Railway Wood Miller 1910 ? 11 ? - ?
Blue Streak Wood Miller or Church 1919? - 28? - 1930
Wildcat Wood Schmeck 1928 - 1930

Expo 86

Vancouver, British Columbia

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Scream Machine Steel. INV Vekoma/Arrow 1986 - 1986
To Six Flags St. Louis
  as "Ninja".

Frolic-Land

London, Ontario

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Wild Mouse Wood. WM Heinrich 1959
Unknown Steel? KID or JR ? 1959

Frontier (National) Park

Burlington, Ontario

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Cupid's Coaster Wood ? 1908 - 1909? - ?
Figure 8 Wood. F8 Ingersoll or Miller 1908 - 1909? - ?

Grand Bend Park

Grand Bend, Ontario

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Unknown Steel? ? 1950s? - 1970s?

Grimsby Beach Park

Grimsby, Ontario

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Figure 8 Wood. F8 ? 1910 - 22? 23?
Deep Dipper Wood Miller/Baker 1923 - 1929?

Hanlan's Point

Toronto, Ontario

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Switchback RailwayWood. SWB Thompson? 1885 - 94 - 03?
The Big Scream ? Wood ? 1895? - 1903?
Figure 8 Wood. F8 ? 1905 - 1909
Grand
 Scenic Railway

  Royal Gorge
  Scenic Railway
Wood Ingersoll/Miller 1907 - 1909
Dip The Dips Wood Ingersoll/Miller 1908 - 1909
The Dips Wood Ingersoll/Miller 1910 - 1926 ?
Rainbow Dips
  Dips, Racer
Wood Ingersoll/Miller 1910 - 1926

Happyland

Vancouver, British Columbia

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Figure 8 ? Wood. F8 Ingersoll/Miller 1906? 1911? - 1914?
Dip The Dips Wood. F8 Ingersoll and/or Miller 1915 - 1924
(To White City, Vancouver?)
Giant Dipper Wood. TWS Prior/Church 1925 - 1947
Baby Dipper Wood Schmeck ? 1928 - 1944

Happyland Park

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Figure 8 Wood. F8 Ingersoll/Miller 1906 - 1909 or 10
(To Winnipeg Exhibition)

Jackman's Park

Montreal, Quebec

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Whirlwind Wood Jackman 1905 - ?

King Edward Park

Montreal, Quebec

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Racing Dips Wood Harton 1911 - ?

Lakeside Park

Port Dalhousie, Ontario

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Deep Dipper ? Wood Miller/Baker 1922 - 1929?

La Ronde

Montreal, Quebec

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
La Course Steel Zierer ? - 1976
Montagnes Russes Steel. Wildcat? Schwarzkopf? 1971? - 1983?
(To Texas State Fair)

La Salle Park

Burlington, Ontario

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Figure 8 ? Wood. F8 ? 1915? - ?

Luna Park

Hull, Quebec

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Scenic Railway ? Wood ? 19-0s? - ?
Deep Dip Wood Keenan/Addison/Pearce 1925 - 1928

Maple Leaf Park

Hamilton, Ontario

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Figure 8 Wood. F8 ? 1909 - ?

Playland

Vancouver, British Columbia

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Dragon Coaster Steel ? 2000? - 2004?
Mad Mouse Steel? WM Herschell 1958? - 1977?
(From Oaks Park?)

Super Big Gulp Steel Schwarzkopf 1972? - 1998?
Wild Mouse Steel Princeton 1967 - 2009
Zillerator Steel Pinfari ? 1996? - 1999?

Playland

Wasaga Beach, Ontario

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Wild Mouse Steel? WM ? 1960s? - 1980s?

Quebec Provincial Exhibition

Quebec City, Quebec

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Unknown Wood ? ?

Queen's Park

London, Ontario

(Western Fair)
Coaster Name Type Designer Operated
Zyklon Steel Pinfari 1976 - 2005

Rainbow Valley

Cavendish, Prince Edward Island

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
The Bushwacker Steel. KID/JR Schiff 1992 - 2005

River Park

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Jack Rabbit Wood Miller? 1912? 16? - 28?
Deep Dipper Wood. O&B Miller 1928 - 1941

Riverside Park

Montreal, Quebec

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Figure 8 Wood. F8 Harton 1905 - ?

Scarboro Beach

Toronto, Ontario

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Scenic Railway Wood Griffiths/Crane ? 1907 - 1918
Dips Wood ? 1919 - 1925?

Societe Zoologique

Grandby, Quebec

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Comet Junior Steel ? 1971 - ?

Springbank Park

London, Ontario

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Figure 8 ? Wood. F8 ? 1915 - ?
Cannon-Ball
  (Cannonball
    Express)
Wood Reddington ? 1918? - 1942?

Stanley Beach

Port Stanley, Ontario

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Figure 8 Wood. F8 ? 1909 - 192?

Stag Park

Corunna, Ontario

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Roller Coaster
  (Cannonball
    Express)
Wood ? 1928 - 1930s?

Stanley Park

Vancouver, British Columbia

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Dips Wood Miller 1913 - 1923?
Greyhound Wood Miller? 1923? - ?

Sunnyside Beach Park

Toronto, Ontario

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Flyer Wood Miller 1923 - 1955

Sunset Park

Regina Saskatchewan

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Unknown ? ? 195? - 1979 - 82?

Tower View Park

Niagara Falls, Ontario

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Rapids Wood. WM ? 1965 - 1967
Unknown Steel ?. KID ? 1965 - 1967 - ?

White City

Vancouver, British Columbia

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Figure 8 Wood. F8 Ingersoll/Miller? 1916? - 1926 ?
(From Happyland, Vancouver?)

Dips Wood Ingersoll and/or Miller 1926 - ?
(From Happyland, Vancouver?)

Winnipeg Beach Park

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Dips Wood ? 1910? - 19? - 25?
Giant
  (New Dips)
Wood Miller/Jarvis 1919 - 64 - 66?
Unknown Steel? KID? Spillman? ? - 64 - 66?

Winnipeg Exhibition

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Coaster Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Scenic Railway Wood. F8 Ingersoll/Miller 1911 - ?
(From Happyland,
Winnipeg)




UNKNOWN ROLLER COASTER
PARKS or NAMES

Unknown Parks

City Name Type Designer(s) Operated
Montreal, QuebecUnknown Steel? ? 1958? - ?
Paul, Canada Dips ? Wood Miller ? - ?
Toronto, OntarioJazz Railway ? Wood Traver 1925 - ?
Toronto, OntarioSwaying Bobs ? Wood Miller? 1925 - ?
? Topsy-Turvy
Railway
Wood. INV ? ~ 1900

Unknown Names

Location Type Designer Operated
Parc Belmont Park Steel. KID/JR Herschell ? 1976
Brighton Beach Wood? ? 1885 - 1888?
Burlington Beach Wood? JR? ? 1950s - ?
Canadian National Ex. Wood ? 1885 - 1888 ?
Crystal Beach Steel. KID Schiff 195? - 1976?
Grand Bend Park Steel? ? 1950s? - 1970s?
Quebec Provincial Ex. Wood ? ? - ?
Queen's Park Wood ? 1885 - ?
Sunset Park ? ? 195? - 1979 - 82?
Winnipeg Beach Steel. JR ? ? - 1964 - 66?


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