Great Wolf Lodge

Waterslides at the Great Wolf Lodge resort in Sundusky, Ohio

The Jim Pattison-owned Great Wolf Lodge chain of family resorts has long been looking at Squamish for its first British Columbia property, but now comes word there is competition coming from South Surrey. The combination 400-room hotel and water park would cost an estimated $150 million. The nearest such attraction is located near Centralia, Wash.