6 Awesome Places to go Snow Tubing and Sliding this Winter in and around Vancouver

snow tubing cypress mountain

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Looking for the fastest, most fun way down a mountain that doesn’t involve putting on ski boots or buying an expensive snowboard? Snow tubing is easily one of the most entertaining winter activities to enjoy in Vancouver.

With the local mountains officially opening for skiing and snowboarding, the winter season is officially on! If you’re looking for some adrenaline-packed entertainment that’s easier than the typical board sports of winter, snow tubing is the best answer!

If there’s snow on the ground, snow tubing or sledding is as easy as finding the closest hill (listen for the delighted screams of children!) Barring that, there are a few more official options that will provide you with hours of fun.

aurora winter festival tubing

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Aurora Winter Festival

As part of Vancouver’s latest outdoor celebration, a 30-foot tall, 200 foot long tubing park has been created in the heart of the city at Concord Pacific Place. The Aurora Winter Festival is an amazing winter festival that will keep you entertained for hours on end. Ticket prices are just $4 for one ride, $10 for three rides and $20 for eight rides.

The Aurora Winter Festival runs in Downtown Vancouver until December 30th.

Cypress Mountain

Known as “Gnarly’s Tube Park”, this snow tubing park and sliding area is fun for those young and young at heart. Cypress boasts up to 6 routes that are around 100 meters in length and a tube tow to do the work of bringing you back to the top. All you have to do is sit down and enjoy the thrill of the ride!

Tickets cost $25.00 online for a day of tubing or $8.00 for sliding.

grouse mountain sliding zone

Image courtesy of Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain

While there are no tubes, Grouse Mountain does offer a sliding zone that is fun for children (or adults) of all ages! There are two designated lanes of groomed terrain for you to enjoy.

Sled rentals are required and cost $5.00, or you can get a season-long rental for $10/individual or $25/a family.

Mount Seymour

When the snow tube park will be open is up to Mother Nature, but the park at mount Seymour is a guaranteed good time. Besides the thrill of sliding down a hill in one of our specially designed tubes, you’re sure to enjoy the easy ride back up by our custom tube tow.

The price for snow tubing is $25 per person, or $100 for a family of 5, this covers up to 2 hours of tubing. If you want an additional hour, you’ll have to pay an extra $15.

Sea to sky gondola tubing

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Sea to Sky Gondola

It’s not just about the view at the Sea to Sky Gondola! When the weather cooperates, the snow tubing will open once again for some old-fashioned tubing at the Sea to Sky Gondola! Next to Wonderland Lake Loop, about a 5-minute walk from the Summit Lodge, the tube park offers sliding fun for all ages.  If you prefer to observe, there’s a great tube park viewing deck to watch all of the action if you are not tubing.

Whistler Blackcomb

A few hours away from Vancouver lies the epic resort town of Whistler Village. The tube park at Whistler is pretty awesome, with seven tube lanes of varying slopes to suit your personal sliding style. Want to go as fast as possible? There’s a lane for that. Enjoy a slower paced slide? Use the softer slope. The tube park also features a fire pit, snack vendor (with beaver tails!) and a full sound system.

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