Tobogganing and Sledding in Calgary

Lisa C. Newcomer Information, Updates

Tobogganing, or sometimes called sledding is one of the most popular winter activities in Canada.

Tobogganing is sliding downhill over snow on a toboggan. The word “toboggan” is a noun as well as a verb. When it is a noun, “toboggan” is a long narrow board or sled shown in the picture above.

It’s not quite winter yet in Calgary but it’s been snowing on and off these couple of days – the perfect time to try out this thrilling activity this weekend!

Some parks and green spaces in Calgary offer safe and exciting hills. Check out the list here:

For safety reasons, the Parks and Pathways Bylaw prohibits tobogganing or sledding downhill in any City-maintained park except the ones in this list. The bylaw does not apply to private, provincial, or federal land.

Word of the Day:

Thrilling: making someone feel very excited or happy

Also check out our Smart Tips video on How to Prepare for Winter in Alberta, available with multilingual subtitles: