Howdy folks! Although Edmonton didn’t get the same snowfall as other parts of Alberta, we’re thinking that we’re overdue to talk about some great sledding hills around the city. You know, just in case old man winter decides to come a-knocking this week.
Here are 5 great sledding hills to check out around Edmonton.
The biggest hill on this list, Gallagher Park offers a little something for everyone. Hang out on the more relaxed portion for some easy gliding, or trek all the way up to the top and see how fast you can go. You’ll be looking like Danny DeVito in Deck the Halls in no time.
Where: 9505 96 Avenue NW
Located right beside Groat Bridge, this hill offers a great view of the river valley and is conveniently located near the heart of the city. It’s almost guaranteed to be less busy than the other places on this list, so great if you’re looking for less crowded areas.
Where: 9938 Groat Rd NW
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Rundle Park features not one but two separate sledding hills. ACT Hill offers a more general experience, while Walton’s Mountain is a steeper option. We say check them both out!
Where: 2903 113 Avenue
Emily Murphy Park
This park is great for smaller children or those looking for a more relaxed time at the hill. Plus, it faces the parking lot, which makes it easy to hang out in the car in between your runs. Hot chocolate, anyone?
Where: 11624 Saskatchewan Drive NW
We’ve saved the most convenient spot on this list for last. Out of all these places, Whitemud Park’s hill is the only one that features a staircase alongside it. That’s right, no more trudging through snow for 5 mins, the future is here.
Where: 13204 Fox Drive NW
Parkwest Toboggan Bowl
Safe, fun, and not overly crowded is what you’ll get at this toboggan bowl. There’s a solid variety of sledding paths meaning that thrill-seekers and casual sliders alike can both have a heck of a time.
Where: 18725 95 Ave NW
Even though this one is in St. Albert and not Edmonton proper, it’s still definitely worth checking out. This has been a popular spot for generations of sledders so if it’s stood the test of time, you know it’s worth a slide.
Where: 13 Mission Ave, St. Albert
And that’s our roundup of some great sledding hills in Edmonton to check out this winter! Fingers crossed we’ll get a touch of snow before Christmas, and we can spend the day frolicking in a winter wonderland.
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