Greater Edmonton’s most exhilarating toboggan hills; don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Two seasons after the Folk Fest turns this vast park into a love-fest, a blanket of snow turns it into a thrill-seekers’ paradise. And while the ride to the bottom is a rush, to say the least, some tobogganers make jumps out of snow, propelling them to even greater speeds. (9411 97 Ave.)
Seven Hills in Mission Park
The hill is used year-round as a gathering point for the St. Albert community. Once the landscape transforms into a winter wonderland, it’s a common sight to see people of all ages bundled up and tearing down the steep hill. (Rue St. Vital and Madonna Drive, St. Albert)
Scenes from Snow Day, the Chevy Chase movie about a massive snowfall, were filmed in this park. Located behind the Royal Alberta Museum, the diabolical hill overlooks the river valley – a calming sight before tobogganers pummel through the snow at breakneck speeds. (River Valley Road and Groat Road)
With several hills to choose from, Rundle Park is perfect for all ages and skill sets. But one hill, named Walton’s Mountain, is a major attraction for adrenalin junkies in for some serious sledding. (2909 113 Ave.)
Situated between Sherwood Park and Edmonton, the slopes at Strathcona Science Provincial Park promise an icy, rollercoaster-like ride for any tobogganer or tuber willing to face the slick decline. (17th Street between Petroleum Way and 116th Avenue)