Exciting news—Vancouver has finally been blanketed in snow! With school canceled and kids feeling cooped up, it’s the perfect time to dig those snow pants out of storage and dust off the ol’ sled. Snowmaggedon has arrived, and to make the most of it, we’ve rounded up a list of awesome and fun sledding hills in Vancouver just for you.
1. Burnaby Mountain Park
One of the most exciting and busiest hills, Burnaby Mountain Park is not for the faint of heart. A long-time favourite for many generations, with parking near Horizons restaurant. Steep slopes, rocks and trees make this option best-suited for helmet-wearing adventure seekers. (Note: Burnaby Parks does not encourage tobogganing. Stay safe out there!)
2. Robert Burnaby Park
Looking for an alternative to Burnaby Mountain? Robert Burnaby Park has a great hill without the crowds! Parking near the pool provides easy access to the slope.
3. Coquitlam Crunch
Situated along the hydro lines of the Coquitlam Crunch, this wide-open slope is a popular sledding destination for a reason! It’s crazy fun! If you don’t mind sharing the slope with a crowd, it’s worth checking out. Just watch out for jumps and hard-packed icy snow on busy days.
4. Queen Elizabeth Park, Central Vancouver
Can’t go wrong with QE! Centrally located in Mount Pleasant with lots of options ranging from gentle slopes for little ones to steep runs for thrill-seekers! Parking can be a challenge on snowy days, so be prepared to walk.
5. Kensington Park, East Vancouver
When the snow hits, this moderate but wide sledding pitch is packed with locals tobogganing. If the sun comes out, there’s an amazing view of the North Shore mountains. Bathrooms available at the Community Centre.
6. West Point Grey Park, Point Grey
Also known as Trimble Park, this slope near Jericho will take your breath away. With big trees and blackberry bushes awaiting at the bottom, it’s a popular choice for older kids.
7. Diefenbaker Park, Delta
A long, wide-open hill with lots of run out space at the bottom, this park is one of the best options for fun and safety. Totally family-friendly, with lots of accessible parking. Kids of all ages will love riding a crazy carpet or snow-racer down this smooth slope!
8. Carisbrooke Park, North Vancouver
One of the lesser-known spots, Carisbrooke Park is an excellent option for kids of all ages. The park is tucked away at the top of Lonsdale Avenue and has a gentle slope, making it ideal for little ones who may be new to sledding. In comparison to some of the other sledding spots in North Vancouver, the higher elevation at Carisbrooke Park also means that it’s likely to get more than a sprinkle of snow.
9. China Creek North Park, Vancouver
1001 East 7th Avenue, Vancouver
Are you stoked to go sledding but would rather skip having to drive in the snow? For a transit-friendly option, check out China Creek North Park, which is a short walk from the VCC-Clark SkyTrain Station. The park has a large open field with a short but steep hill – just the right length to satisfy kids of all ages. As this spot is in a central area, expect it to get busy quickly.
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