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Tobogganing in Vancouver

Published Jan 14, 2020 | Updated Feb 19, 2020

The snow is here! Although there may only be a few days every year to grab the toboggans and get all your gear on, the choice in hills is endless! We have found some of the best places to go tobogganing in the Vancouver area. 

It's time to get out there and enjoy these snowy days with the kids! Tobogganing is a great way to spend some family time while staying active. My family always looked forward to these days when I was growing up. Go get out there and enjoy the slopes!

A few safety things to keep in mind:

  • Wear a helmet
  • Dress properly for the cold
  • Look out for ponds that might be hidden or not completely frozen over
  • Look for any signs prohibiting tobogganing in a specific area 

The Best Tobogganing Hills in Vancouver

Photo: Vancouver Sun

1. Queen Elizabeth Park

4600 Cambie St

This park has been recognized for its variety of both steep and gentle slopes, making it the perfect place for kids of all ages. It is located out in the Mt. Pleasant neighbourhood and is in a higher point of the city which means good snow coverage!

Photo: Global News

2. China Creek North Park

1001 East 7th Avenue

This beautiful park is one of East Vancouver's most accessible locations. It is a large space that has some great tobogganing potential! China Creek is located only steps away from VCC SkyTrain station

3. New Brighton Park 

3201 New Brighton Road

Located in East Van, New Brighton Park really is a hidden gem! There is lots of room for making your own toboggan path and enjoying the ones that have already been made by others! This park is out of the way, but all the toboggan lovers know that is the place to go!

4. Robert Burnaby Park

8155 Wedgewood St, Burnaby

Burnaby Park is known for being super steep and rocky but when a nice fluffy blanket of snow hits Vancouver there are some great sledding options for all ages and levels of sledding expertise. Look out for signs to see what areas are not advised to go sledding in! This park has some beautiful scenery and views, making it a pleasant spot for the whole family. 

5. Queens Park

3rd Ave, New Westminister

This is a great option because it is super safe with some gentle slopes. It's beautiful for a walk through the park as well with lots of space. Kids love this park and adults do too!

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