Terrific toboggan runs around Montreal

We’ve done some research to help you find neat tobogganing spots around town...so grab your sled, dress the kids warmly and head for the hills

Terrific toboggan runs around Montreal

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There are many terrific toboggan runs around Montreal that offer plenty of downhill thrills for the whole family. We’ve compiled a list for our readers of some of the amazing spots for a fun-filled day of sledding.

Please note that toboggan-related injuries have been at an all-time high in past seasons, so please read this article before heading out with the kids. It is also best to check each city’s website or social media for up-to-date regulations as the ever-evolving COVID situation may affect rental availability and some hills may be reserved for residents only


Bois de Liesse Nature Park

Douglas B.Floreani St., St. Laurent
(Des Champs Visitor Centre), 514-280-6678
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You’ll find two hills here dedicated to tobogganing.

Services: Toboggan and crazy carpet and sled rental or bring your own sled
Food/drink: None available at the moment.
Chalet: Currently open. Masks required.
Other activities: Beautiful walking trails through towering mature trees, nine kilometres of cross-country skiing trails, and nine kilometres for snowshoeing. Free ski and snowshoe rentals are available in 2022 for Montreal-island children 17 and under. Check the website for rental rates and for info on how to obtain the equipment free for 17 and under.

While activities are scheduled to run this season, check the website before heading to the park. In order to comply with public health guidelines, signage is placed around the park to remind visitors to keep their distance. Also, staff will be on hand to make sure visitors are doing so.

Click here for a map of the park.


Ignace-Bourget Park

5925, de Montmagny Ave., Le Sud-Ouest, Montreal
514-872-6549
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For the second year, the park’s impressive hill has been developed into two free sections for sledding. One area caters to families, while the other is aimed at more seasoned sledders. This year the hill will open on

Services: Tubes can be borrowed by reserving online the day before, or bring your own sled.
Food/drink: None available.
Chalet: The chalet is accessible for bathrooms and to pick up rentals. Users must wear a mask indoors.
Other activities: Skis, snowboards, and GT-racers are prohibited on the groomed hill.

The sliding track is open to everyone from December 27, 2021 until March 6, 2022. See the website for the full schedule and reservation information.

To ensure the safety of users, supervisors will be on-site. Users must respect the posted rules at all times (in particular info about climbing zones, and leaving the bottom of the slides quickly). Wearing a helmet is strongly recommended.


Île de la Visitation Nature Park 

2425 Gouin Blvd. E., Montreal
514-280-6733
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Services: Rent or bring your own sled
Food/drink: None available at the moment.
Chalet: The chalet is accessible for bathrooms and to pick up rentals. Users must wear a mask indoors.
Other activities: Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, walking, etc. Free ski and snowshoe rentals are available in 2022 for Montreal-island children 17 and under. Check the website for rental rates and for info on how to obtain the equipment free for 17 and under.

While activities are scheduled to run this season, check the website before heading to the park. Reminders to physically distance have been placed throughout the park. Park personnel will be present to ensure public health guidelines are being followed.


Parc Jean-Drapeau 

67 Macdonald, Montreal
514-977-9328
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Services: Bring your own sleds, there are no sleds or tubes for rent.
Food/drink: Hot chocolate, coffee, and snacks will be available.
Chalet: Warming areas located in the wooded area, and at the Aquatic Complex will be accessible. A mask needs to be worn in all indoor places.
Other activities: Skating on the new refrigerated 500-metre trail, ice wall climbing, fat bikes, bird-watching, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and more! Read about all of the activities here.


Laval Nature Centre 

901 Ave. du Parc, Laval
450-662-4942
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There are five slopes in the park dedicated to tobogganing and tubing as well as two chalets in which to warm up.

Because of the pandemic, you must reserve a spot in advance in order to use the slopes. Reservations must be done online. When you arrive at the park, you must visit the ticket office to pick up your reservation pass.

Services: Rent a tube or bring your own sled
Food/drink: Restaurant on site
Chalet: Yes, they have two
Other activities: Skating, intro to downhill skiing for ages 5-8, cross country skiing, and hiking trails. This is a large park, so be prepared for some walking.

The mini-farm and greenhouse are closed for this season. All activities are free, and are weather permitting. The centre recommends people check their website before heading out to make sure conditions are adequate.

Reservations for public skating and skiing is also required this season. For more info, visit the Centre de la Nature website.


Mount Royal Park – Beaver Lake Pavillon 

2000 Remembrance Rd., Montreal
514-843-8240
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Tobogganing and snow tubing on dedicated lanes are just two of several winter activities offered at one of the city’s most beloved parks.

Services: Rent or bring your own sled. Daily passes are available at the foot of the snow-tubing corridors (minimum age is 4 years old).
Food/drink: Yes
Chalet: Yes (there’s a pavilion). For the 2021/2022 season, the pavilion is closed, except for the washrooms and the Café des Amis where you can grab food to go.
Other activities: Snowshoeing, skating, cross-country ski lesson, Nordic kick-sledding, guided snowshoe walks with an environmental educator.

Click here for an interactive map of the park.


Oka Park 

2020 chemin d’Oka, Oka
450-479-8365
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For the outdoor enthusiast family, Oka Park offers excellent sledding from December to March (depending on snow conditions).

Because of the pandemic, if you don’t own an annual pass , you must purchase a daily pass in advance to access the park. In order to respect public health guidelines, indoor and outdoor gatherings are not permitted, unless you live at the same address. Visit the website to see the list of Oka Park’s preventative measures.

Services: Rent or bring your own sled
Food/drink: Yes
Chalet: Yes
Other activities: Kick-sledding, snowshoeing, Fat-biking, Ski-Vel, cross-country skiing, etc. For cross-country skiing, 24 hours notice for equipment reservation is required.

Masks are mandatory in all indoor spaces and huts.

Click here for a map of the park.


Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park

6975 Mackle Rd., Cote St. Luc
514-485-6806 (Rentals) • 514-485-6824 (Chalet)
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Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of this neighbourhood park while the kids zip down the hill on a sled. Open from beginning of January to the end of February. The use of helmets is strongly recommended.

Services: Bring your own sled
Food/drink: *Hot chocolate from noon to 5 p.m. on weekends
Chalet: Yes (on weekends)
Other activities: Skating on a covered rink for Cote St. Luc residents.

*Weekend hot chocolate and the bathrooms inside the chalets will not be available for the time being. Check site conditions before visiting.


Pointe aux Prairies Nature Park 

14905 Sherbrooke St. E., Montreal
514-280-6691
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You’ll not only find great sledding in this park but also lots of wildlife and more than 180 species of birds.

Services: Rent or bring your own sled
Food/drink: Vending machines
Chalet: Yes
Other activities: Environmental science activities, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, etc. Free ski and snowshoe rentals are available in 2022 for Montreal-island children 17 and under. Check the website for rental rates and for info on how to obtain the equipment free for 17 and under.

While activities are scheduled to run this season, check the website before heading to the park. Reminders to physically distance have been placed throughout the park. Park personnel will be present to ensure public health guidelines are being followed.


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