The word toboggan is derived from the Algonguian family of Indigenous languages, including Maliseet-Passamaquoddy and Micmac, from terms that referred to a type of sled-like vehicle or tool for pulling things. Today it crosses cultures and is fun for the whole family! Whether you call it tobogganing, sledding or tubing, ‘tis the season for outdoor snowy fun.
Below are some beloved winter hills across Canada and the USA for you to Bookmark (and fawn over)!
Methodology: Yelp’s cold-climate Community Team of local experts weighed in on terrific tobogganing hills across North America. Please be safe and follow local Covid-19 precautions, even when practicing distant outdoor activities.
Gorsebrook School Hill
Behind this unassuming Jr High School is one epic DIY sledding hill!
Parc du Mont-Royal
Tobogganing and cross-country skiing. This city oasis has it all.
Christie Pits Park
Tobogganing in the winter and swimming in the summer, this park is located at Christie subway station for easy access.
A winter wonderland in snowy suburbia!
Waldhaus Restaurant, Fairmont
Behind this resto at the back of the Fairmont Castle is a pond for skating and a hill for tobogganing. Though the restaurant is currently closed for indoor dining, the hill is snowy and waiting.
Coca Cola Tube Park
Check in for Covid regulations, and enjoy these world-class tubing slopes!
Mountain Dell Golf Course
Salt Lake City, UT
Locals know about this DIY hill on a golf course is perfect for sledding. Located between SLC and Park City it enjoys lots of powder.
Fraser Tubing Park
Arrive when it opens, as it’s first come, first served.
Ruby Hill Park
Picturesque views of Denver along the Platte River.
Snoqualmie Pass, WA
$20 day pass and Discover Pass required.
Pokagon State Park
Pokagon is Indiana State Parks’ winter wonderland, with cross-country ski rental, sledding, ice fishing and a twin-track toboggan run.
Alpine Slide At Magic Mountain
Big Bear Lake, CA
Does not recommend little kids to ride slides alone. They have a snack bar, race cars, a glider, water slide, and a roller coaster is currently being constructed. Please check Covid-19 rules before attending.
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