The 10 Best Sledding Hills
Get the whole family outside for some good old-fashioned Winter fun. Your kids can enjoy hours of thrills with just a sled and a snow-covered hill. This most classic of Winter activities can be excellent exercise; all those trips downhill mean you and your kids also have to walk uphill!
You'll need to get a good snow sled for the entire family, and be mindful about safety. The best part after a long day of tobogganing fun is enjoying another favourite Winter activity: drinking some hot chocolate!
You'll want to check out these top 10 hills in the Toronto Area, recommended by our readers:
1. Riverdale Park
550 Broadview Ave, Toronto
This 18-hectare park near Danforth and Broadveiw Avenues is popular for Winter toboganning and views of the downtown Toronto skyline. More
2. Trinity Bellwoods Park
790 Queen St West, Toronto
This 14.6 hectare park on Queen St. West at Strachan Ave. was once the home of Trinty College. Most of the park's area lies in the original Garrison Creek ravine. More
3. Centennial Park
256 Centennial Park Rd, Etobicoke
Centennial Park is a large regional park with many sports facilities which includes a designated toboggan hill. More *Note: The city of Toronto no longer allows toboganning on this hill.
4. Sir Winston Churchill Park
301 St. Clair Ave West, Toronto
Sir Winston Churchill Park features one of the steepest hill in Toronto. The park is located just north of Casa Loma, east off of Spadina Road. More
5. Earl Bales Park
4169 Bathurst St West, Toronto
The park also features the Earl Bales Ski & Snowboard Centre with long and well maintained luge/toboggan facilities suitable for all ages. More. *Note: The city of Toronto no longer allows toboganning on this hill.
6. Crestview (Linus Park)
125 Seneca Hill Dr, North York
Linus Park is also known as Crestview. The hill is wide and sandwhiched between two schools, making it very safe. More
7. Adams Park
2 Rozell Rd, Scarborough
This is your Winter tobogganing hill! Complete with lights at night. More
8. High Park
1873 Bloor Street West, Toronto
High Park offers a variety of hills but the most popular hill is just south of the Grenadier Restaurant. More
9. Christie Pits
779 Crawford Ave West, Toronto
Christie Pits, originally Willowvale Park, is a 8.9 heactare park located across from the Christie subway station. The sides of the pits are highly sloped, and are used in Winter for tobogganing and related activities. More
10. Lithuania Park
155 Oakmount Rd, Toronto
This 2.2 hectare park lies on the west side of Keele Street north of High Park. It is easily one of the best hills in Toronto. More
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Remember to have little ones wear helmets. Stay alert and be aware not to toboggan anywhere near trees or other objects that can obstruct your path and cause injuries. Be respectful about sharing the hills with other toboganners so that there are no unnecessary collisions. Look out for safety notices at park locations.
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