These are the best tobogganing hills in Ontario

People on a tobogganing hill Photo by Tanja Esser

A perfect activity for those idyllic snowy, not-too-cold days, tobogganing is a classic winter experience that’s fun no matter your age. From provincial parks to neighbourhood hangouts, these hills throughout Ontario are great for sledding this season. Always check conditions beforehand, and make sure the area is safe before hopping on your sled. Here are some of the best tobogganing hills in Ontario:

The Dominion Arboretum in Ottawa

The Arboretum is a beautiful place in all seasons, a nature refuge near the heart of the city. The sloping hills make for the perfect toboggan spot in the winter—if you’re from Ottawa, you know the Arboretum is a go-to. Before taking on one of the bigger hills, make sure to brush up on your steering skills; sometimes, the bigger trees are padded by hay bales, but it’s a good idea to check out the path beforehand.

Arrowhead Provincial Park in Huntsville

Arrowhead doesn’t close down for the season like some other provincial parks; it turns into a winter wonderland each year, with skating paths through the forest, groomed snowshoeing, cross-country skiing trails, and, of course, many tobogganing options.

James W. Kerr Park in Bracebridge

You don’t have to trek out too far into cottage country to toboggan, and this park, central within Bracebridge, is a great choice. The hills here aren’t as steep as some of the other places on this list, so this park is good if you have little ones who need easier tobogganing.

Port Sydney Community Hall in Huntsville

Insiders know about this other great Muskoka option for tobogganing. More central to Huntsville, it makes for an easy, close-by-day activity if you live in the area.

Armour Hill in Peterborough 

With ‘hill’ right in the name, this historical park is a reliable tobogganing spot each winter. Armour Hill is a great go-to if you live in the Kawarthas or in and around Peterborough.

Pinery Park in Grand Bend

This beautiful park on the shoreline of Lake Huron is a beloved spot in the summer, and it turns into a tobogganing haven in the winter. The slopes here are great for all ages.

Thompson Park in North Bay

A Cottage Life reader let us in on the secret about this toboggan spot up in North Bay, where you can always rely on dense snow—perfect for tobogganing.

Albion Hills Conservation Area in Caledon

A nature expanse in the GTA, Albion Hills can be a day trip from Toronto or a great regular spot for those in the region. This area is also ideal for walks and winter hikes if you have the energy to spare after tobogganing.

Hy Hope Farm in Pickering

This lovely family-owned farm sits on property great for tobogganing, with both steep and more gentle slopes, depending on what suits your group.

Blue Mountain Resort 

Ski slopes equal toboggan slopes, right? The charming Blue Mountain Village has some great spots for tobogganing in and around the hill if you’re not up to strap on the skis for the day.

Featured Video