Where to Go Sledding and Snow-Tubing Near Vancouver in Winter 2021/22

Kids on snow tubes at the Sea to Sky Gondola near Vancouver

Photo: Sea to Sky Gondola

Kids love sliding down a snowy slope, and adults will love unleashing their inner child to join in on the fun. Here are our picks for the best places to go sledding, tobogganing, and snow tubing near Vancouver for winter 2021/22.

Sledding and Snow Tubing Tips

Book in Advance Or Go at Non-Peak Times: Some locations require advance booking. (See below for details.)

Bring a Mask: Masks or face coverings may be required, especially where physical distancing is difficult. Check individual tube park websites (below) for details.

Dress for the Weather: Layer up with lots of warm clothes and good boots. But skip the scarves and wear a neck gaiter instead. Scarves can get caught on things!

Safety First: Stay safe by following all rules at groomed tube parks. At city parks, steer clear of trees, rocks, and jumps. Choose hills with a long, clear run-out. Sled on snow, not ice. Consider wearing a ski or hockey helmet.

 

Grouse Mountain Sliding Zone

Ride the Gondola up to the top of Grouse Mountain to visit their Sliding Zone. It’s located next to the skating pond. They have two groomed sliding lanes and you must use their sleds.

Location: At the top of the Grouse Mountain Skyride, 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver

Admission: Mountain Admission is $34-61 depending on age. Sled rentals are $5.

More Info: Grouse Mountain

Family sledding at Grouse Mountain in Vancouver

Photo: Tourism Vancouver/Grouse Mountain

 

Mount Seymour Toboggan and Snow Tube Park

Mount Seymour offers two options for sliding fun: You can head to the tube park to ride an inflatable tube down the hill, then clip into the tube-tow for a ride back up. Or bring your own non-inflatable sled and slide down the runs at the toboggan park, then walk back up.

Location: Near the Enquist Lodge, 1700 Mt Seymour Road, North Vancouver

Reservations and Admission: Tubing requires advance reservations and is $29/person or $116/family of five. Tobogganing is first-come, first-served. On weekdays it costs $10/person and on weekends it is $15/person or $60/family of five. You can bring your own toboggan or buy a sliding mat for $10.

More Info: Mount Seymour

Snow tubing at Mount Seymour

Photo: Rob Trendiak/Mount Seymour

 

Gnarly’s Tube Park at Cypress Mountain

Head to the Nordic Area at Cypress Mountain to find Gnarly’s Tube Park. They have six lanes and a tube tow. There’s also a separate sliding zone for kids under the age of 6 if you want to bring your own non-inflatable sled.

Location: At the cross country ski area, 5000 Cypress Bowl Road, West Vancouver

Reservations and Admission: Make advance reservations for the morning, mid-day, or afternoon tubing time slots. Tubing is $32/person. Admission to the Kids Sliding Area is first-come, first-served and costs $15/person.

More Info: Cypress Mountain

snow tubing cypress mountain

Photo: Cypress Mountain/Facebook

 

Tubing at the Sea to Sky Gondola

The snowy slopes behind the Sea to Sky Gondola are home to a fun tubing area. There’s a viewing deck at the top that is a great place to watch the action and admire the surrounding mountains.

Location: At the top of the Sea to Sky Gondola, 36800 Highway 99, Squamish

Admission: Day tickets for the gondola are $18.95-59.95 depending on age and day of the week. Tubing is $5/person which includes tube rental.

More Info: Sea to Sky Gondola

Tube park at the Sea to Sky Gondola

Photo: Sea to Sky Gondola

 

bubly Tube Park at Whistler Blackcomb

Zoom down seven tube lanes at the bubly Tube Park, then head back up the hill on a conveyor belt lift. One of the lanes is shorter and designed for small children.

Location: Base 2 Zone on Blackcomb Mountain, 4890 Glacier Drive, Whistler

Admission: Tubing is first-come, first served. Admission is $20.50-35 depending on age and how long you want to spend tubing.

More Info: Whistler Blackcomb

Snow tubing at the Coca Cola Tube Park in Whistler

Photo: Destination BC/Rick Collins

 

Yeti Tube Park at Sasquatch Mountain Resort

The Yeti Tube Park at Sasquatch Mountain Resort east of Vancouver is popular with families. They have eight lanes for tubing and a carpet lift to bring you back up to the top.

Location: 20955 Hemlock Valley Road, Agassiz

Reservations and Admission: Make advance reservations for a 2-hour time slot. Tubing is $25/person. Kids 5 and under are free.

More Info: Sasquatch Mountain Resort

Snow tubing at Sasquatch Mountain near Vancouver

Photo: Sasquatch Mountain Resort

 

Toboggan Hill at Manning Park Resort

The gentle hills at the Manning Park Resort are perfect for family-friendly tobogganing. There are two slopes to choose from: one near the Nordic Centre and one near the lodge.

Location: At the Manning Park Resort Nordic Centre, 7500 Highway 3, Manning Park

Admission: Tickets are $3/person or $10/family. Sleds are available for rent or you can bring your own.

More Info: Manning Park Resort

Tobogganning at Manning Park Resort near Vancouver

Photo: Manning Park Resort

 

Places to Go Sledding in the City When It Snows

Snow days in Vancouver are rare but magical. On average, the city gets about 8 days a year with some snow on the ground. If you’re lucky enough to experience a snowy day in the city, here are a few places you can go sledding. You’ll need to bring your own sled though.

Cleveland Park, North Vancouver: This park at the corner of Nancy Greene Way and Prospect Avenue has a good hill by the soccer fields.

Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver: As one of the highest spots in Vancouver, this park has lots of great hills for tobogganing. Find it at the intersection of 33rd Avenue and Cambie Street.

China Creek North Park, Vancouver: Located on Great Northern Way at Glen Drive, this park has a short, but steep hill. It’s also just a block away from VCC-Clark Station on the Millenium Line of the Skytrain.

Burnaby Mountain Park, Burnaby: The higher elevation at this park means more snow, but it’s a steep hill best so it’s best for older kids and adults. It’s located in North Burnaby on Centennial Way, off Burnaby Mountain Parkway.

Robert Burnaby Park, Burnaby: The grassy slope near the outdoor pool is a fun spot for tobogganing. The park is located on Wedgewood Street near the Trans Canada Highway.

Coquitlam Crunch, Coquitlam: The cleared area under the hydro lines is a great place to go sledding. Find it on Lansdowne Road in Coquitlam.

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