When I was looking for great places to toboggan with my kids, I was surprised to find out that downhill tobogganing and sledding in The City of Calgary’s parks are only allowed on 22 designated toboggan hills (this does not cover private, provincial, or federal land - they are free to make their own rules regarding sledding).
It’s not as bad as it seems, though (at one point in time, there were only four approved hills in Calgary). The designation means that The City has the power to deal with unsafe sledding if it does occur and the hills on this list are safe and maintained. These 22 hills are large enough to be tons of fun, and are in safe locations free of trees and other obstacles.
The City of Calgary has important safety guidelines to follow when enjoying these safe and exciting hills:
Here is the official list of The City of Calgary’s maintained hills:
Top-notch for tobogganing?
If you want a hill to be considered for tobogganing, contact 311. A site assessment will be conducted and a public engagement process will determine the site’s suitability.
Now, let’s all head to the hills for some classic Canadian winter fun!
Dana searches out the best places to play, eat, and learn with her kids in Calgary, across Alberta, and beyond. Her three kids also contribute their unfiltered opinions to her reviews. To explore more, visit calgaryplaygroundreview.com and follow her on Instagram.
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