Coaster Enthusiasts of Canada

Past
CANADIAN ROLLER COASTERS
by Name

    Presented in this section of the CEC site is a chart of roller coasters in Canada that operated in the past. They no longer run at the given parks, or in most cases don't even exist anymore. All are in strict alphabetical order by coaster name.

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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 park used at differing times or additionally, common monikers the public gave to describe a favourite ride. Some names may be shown in more than one place if they were equally, or almost equally popular.


LOCATION

    Each coaster name is followed by a Location which lists the park, fairground or community where the ride was operated. In the case where a location may have gone under one or more other names, the most common, or best-known name is given. Additional information gives a preceding or succeeding location, if the ride was moved.

    Note that not all moved from/to locations are necessarily shown. A previous location name will typically be the one just before the given park, while a succeeding name will typically be to a park outside of Canada, or at least the last known location of the ride.


UNKNOWNS

    Unknown ride names or locations are shown last, although some items there may be duplicated in the main listings.


QUESTIONABLES

    A `?' after a coaster name indicates it may or may not have been an alternate name for a documented coaster in the given park. A `?' after a location name means that it's in contention as to whether the coaster was even ever there. Until more information surfaces, these questionable names and locations will be listed as shown.


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 by laminated wood.


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 first year of operation at the given location. Double years separated by a slash indicate the year of manufacture and first year of operation at that location.




CANADIAN ROLLER COASTERS
of the Past
by Name


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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.


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L  M  N  R  S  T  W  Z
Unknown Names

A

Coaster Name Location Type Operated
Arctic Cat Crystal Beach Steel 1974 & 1975?

B

Coaster Name Location Type Operated
Baby Dipper Happyland (Van.) Wood 1928 - 1944
Backety-Back
  Scenic Railway
Crystal Beach Wood 1909 - 1926
The Big Scream Hanlan's Point ? Wood 1895 ? - 1903 ?
Blue Streak Erie Beach Wood 1919 ? - 1928? - 1930
Bullet Crystal Palace Steel JR 1990 - 2014
Bushwacker
  (From ?)
Rainbow Valley Steel 1992 - 2005

C

Coaster Name Location Type Operated
Cannon-Ball
("Cannonball
  Express")
Springbank Park Wood 1918? - 1942?
Comet
  (To The
  Great Escape)
Crystal Beach Wood 1948 - 1989
Comet Junior Societe Zoologique ? 1971 - ?
Cyclone
  ("Thriller")
Parc Belmont Park Wood 1924 - 1983
Cupid's Coaster National (Frontier) ParkWood 1908 - ?
Cyclone Crystal Beach Wood 1927 - 1946

D

Coaster Name Location Type Operated
Deep Dipper Grimsby Beach Park Wood 1923 - 1929?
Deep Dipper River Park Wood 1928 - 1941
Deep Dipper Lakeside Park? Wood 1922 - 1929?
Deep Dip Luna Park Wood 1925 - 1928
Dips Dominion Park Wood 1920 - 1929
Dips Hanlan's Point Wood 1910 - 1926 ?
Dips ? Paul Wood ? - ?
Dips Scarboro Beach Wood 1919 - 1925?
Dips Stanley Park Wood 1913 - 1923?
Dips
  (From Happyland?)
White City Wood: F8 1926 - ?
Dips Winnipeg Beach ? Wood 1910? - 1919? - 25?
Dip The Dips Hanlan's Point Wood 1908 - 1909
Dip The Dips
  (To White City?)
Happyland Wood 1915 - 1924
Doppel LoopingCanadian Nat. Ex. Steel 1982/1984 - 2001?
Dragon CoasterPlayland (Vancouver) Steel 2000? - 2004?

E


Coaster Name Location Type Operated
Exhibition Flyer
(Modified "Krug's Flyer" ?)
Canadian National Ex. Wood 1932 - 1937

F

Coaster Name Location Type Operated
Figure 8 Crystal Beach Wood: F8 1905 - 10? - 15?
Figure 8 Erie Beach Wood: F8 1901? - 10? - 15?
Figure 8 Grimsby Beach Park Wood: F8 1910 - 22? 23?
Figure 8 Hanlan's Point Wood: F8 1905 - 1909
Figure 8 Happyland ? (Van.) Wood: F8 1906? 1911? - ?
Figure 8
  (To Winnipeg Ex.)
Happyland Park (Winn) Wood: F8 1906 - 09 or 10
Figure 8 La Salle Park Wood: F8 1915? - ?
Figure 8 Maple Leaf Park Wood: F8 1909 - ?
Figure 8 National (Frontier) ParkWood: F8 1909 - ?
Figure 8 Riverside Park Wood: F8 1905 - ?
Figure 8 Springbank Park ? Wood: F8 1915 - ?
Figure 8 Stanley Beach Wood: F8 1909 - 192?
Figure 8
  (From Happyland?)
White City Wood: F8 1916 - ?
Flitzer Crystal Beach Wood 1974 ? - ?
Flyer Canadian National Ex. Wood 1953 - 1992
Flyer Sunnyside Beach Park Wood 1923 - 1955

G

Coaster Name Location Type Operated
Galaxie Bob-Lo Island Steel 1976 - 1986
Galaxy Crystal Beach Steel 1986 - 1987?
Giant
("New Dips")
Winnipeg Beach Wood 1919 - 64? 66?
Giant Coaster Crystal Beach Wood 1916 - 1989
Giant Dipper Happyland (Van.) Wood 1925 - 1947
Go-Gator Maple Leaf Park Steel ? - 1992
Grand
  Scenic Railway

("Royal Gorge
Scenic Railway")
Hanlan's Point Wood 1907 - 1909
Green Rattler ?Borden Park Wood 1915 - 1934
Great Roller
  Boller Coaster
Canadian National Ex. Wood 1907 - 1910
Greyhound Stanley Park Wood 1923? - ?

J

Coaster Name Location Type Operated
Jack Rabbit River Park Wood 1912? 16? - 28?
Jazz Railway Toronto ? Wood 1925 - ?

K


Coaster Name Location Type Operated
Krug's Flyer
(Became "Ex. Flyer" ?)
Canadian National Ex. Wood 1920 - 1931?

L

Coaster Name Location Type Operated
La Course La Ronde Steel ? - 1976
Li'l Dipper Burlington A.P. Steel 1957/1992 - 2005
Little Dipper ? Bob-Lo Island Steel 1968? - 1979?
Little Dipper Crystal Beach Steel 1977? - 1989
Love Bugs
  (From Paragon Park
  Built 1959)
Can. Nat. Exhibition Steel: WM 1974? - 1977?

M

Coaster Name Location Type Operated
Mad Mouse
  (From Oaks Park?)
Playland Steel: WM 1958? - 1977?
Montagnes Russes
  (To Texas State Fair)
La Ronde Wood 1971? - 1983?
Mark I Canadian Nat. Ex. Steel ? - 2001?

N

Coaster Name Location Type Operated
Nightmare
  (To Texas)
Bob-Lo Island Steel 1988 - 1993

R

Coaster Name Location Type Operated
Racer ("Dips" ?
"Rainbow Dips" ?)
Hanlan's Point Wood 1910 - 1926
Racing Dips King Edward Park Wood 1911 - ?
The Rapids Tower View Park Wood: WM 1965 - 1967
Roller Coaster Stag Park Wood 1928 - ?
Royal
  Ascot Racer
Canadian National Ex. Wood 1910? 12? - 1919
Royal Gorge
  Scenic Railway
Canadian National Ex. Wood 1907 - 1912

S

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Coaster Name Location Type Operated
Scenic Auto-Dip Toronto Ex. (CNE) Wood 1902 - 1906
Scenic Railway Dominion Park Wood 1906 - 1919
Scenic Railway Dundurn Park Wood 1885 - 1890?
Scenic Railway Erie Beach Wood 1910 11? - 1919?
Scenic Railway Luna Park? Wood 19-0s? - ?
Scenic Railway Scarboro Beach Wood 1907 - 1918
Scenic Railway
  (From Happyland,
Winnipeg)
Winnipeg Ex. Wood: F8 1911 - ?
Screamer
  (To Playland)
Boblo Island Wood 1985 - 1993
Scream Machine
  (To Missouri)
Expo 86 Steel: INV 1986 - 1986
Sky Streek/Streak
("Thunderbolt")
  (To Mexico)
Bob-Lo Island Steel: O&B 1973 - 1993
Super Big Gulp Playland Steel 1972? - 1998?
Swaying Bobs Toronto? Wood 1925 - ?
Swiss Toboggan Bob-Lo Island Wood 1969? - 1978?
Switchback RailwayHanlan's Point Wood 1886? - 94? - 03? - 09?
Switchback
  Scenic Railway
Toronto Ex. (CNE) Wood 1885 - ?

T

Coaster Name Location Type Operated
Thunderbolt Bob-Lo Island Wood 1930s? - Mid 60s ? 1972?
Toboggan
("Bobsled","Lightning")
Parc Belmont Park Steel 1970s - 1983 ?
Topsy-Turvy Railway ? Wood. INV ~ 1900

W

Coaster Name Location Type Operated
Whirlwind Jackman's Park Wood 1905 - ?
Wildcat Canadian National Ex. Steel 1960s ? - ?
Wildcat Erie Beach Wood 1928 - 1930
Wilde Maus Bob-Lo Island Wood 1957 - ?
Wild Mouse Parc Belmont Park Wood 1958 - 1983?
Wild Mouse Burlington Beach Wood ? - 1978?
Wild Mouse
(Modified "Wilde Maus" ?)
Bob-Lo Island Steel 195? - 1974?
Wild Mouse Canadian National Ex. Wood 1957 - ?
Wild Mouse Crystal Beach Wood 1959 - 1980?
Wild Mouse Frolic-Land Wood 1959
Wild Mouse Playland (Wasaga Beach) Steel? WM 1960s? - 1980s ?
Wild Mouse Playland (Vancouver) Steel 1967 - 2009

Z

Coaster Name Location Type Operated
Zillerator Playland Steel 1996? - 1999?
Zyklon Queen's Park Steel 1976 - 2005


UNKNOWN
NAMES

Coaster Name Location Type Operated
Unknown Belmont Steel: KID/JR1976
Unknown Brighton Beach Wood 1885 - 1888?
Unknown
(Junior Coaster)
Burlington Beach Steel 1950s - ?
Unknown Crystal Beach Steel: KID 195? - 1976?
Unknown Frolic-Land Wood: KID 1959 - ?
Unknown Grand Bend Park Wood 1950s? - 1970s?
Unknown Montreal ? Wood 1958? - ?
Unknown Niagara Falls Wood 1970s
Unknown Tower View Park Steel ?: KID 1965 - 1967 - ?
Unknown Quebec Wood ?
Unknown Regina ? 195? - 1979? 1982?
Unknown
(Possibly a
"Jazz Railway" or
"Swaying Bobs")
Toronto Wood 1925/26? - ?
Unknown
(Not The "Switchback")
Toronto Ex. (CNE) Wood 1885 - 1890s ?
Unknown Winnipeg Beach Park Steel: JR ? - 1964 - 66?



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for the rides listed on this page
Past Canadian Coasters by Location

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are listed at
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