Who knew these fun facts about tobogganing?

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If there’s one activity that can make anyone feel young again, it’s the simple act of sledding down a snowy hill. (Though dragging your sled back up said hill might quickly remind you of your age.)

Whether you prefer to load your family on the wooden slats of a traditional toboggan or fly solo on a greased up saucer à la Christmas Vacation, there’s nothing quite like the rush of this simple winter pastime. Here are a few surprising facts you might not know about this quintessential Canadian activity.