An international travel website has named Calypso waterpark in Limoges, Ont. as the best waterpark in the world.

MSN Travel published its top ten list of the best waterparks on Friday and put Calypso in the top spot, above Disneyworld's Typhoon Lagoon and the World Waterpark at the West Edmonton Mall.

Schlitterbahn Waterpark resort in Texas came in second place and Wilderness Territory in Wisconsin was third.

"We were surprised because it's such a prestigious thing. You know being ranked number one in the world right here in Ottawa," said executive vice-president Sylvain Lauzon.

Calypso's website boasts the tallest free-standing water slide tower in North America and the largest wave pool in Canada.

It was named New Company of the Year in May's Ottawa Tourism Awards.

With a report from CTV Ottawa's Catherine Lathem