The snow is lightly falling. The sun is shining on the glittering landscape. Before you, there is a long, wide expanse of slope ready for you to zip down at top speed.
For children and adults of all ages, snow tubing is a simple and exhilarating way to rush down the side of a mountain. Hard-packed snow trails, with a bank at the bottom for safe stopping, mean even younger children can safely enjoy tubing down the hills.
Those who can’t ski or snowboard can still enjoy a day on the powder with a snow tube — lack of experience be damned. For anyone excited to get out and go snow tubing in Canada, there are parks popping up all over the country; from simple, one-lane chutes to multi-lane 10-story drops, snow tubing offers something for each rider to enjoy.
Village Vacances Valcartier, QC
Less than an hour away from Quebec City, Village Vacances Valcartier boasts North America’s biggest winter playground with 35 slides ranging in speed and size.
Valcartier’s slides range from the Children’s Winter Playground with its gentle slides for little ones, to the extreme Demi-Lune halfpipe and the highspeed Everest slide. Pick your thrill level and get tubing!
Not sure where to start? Check out the Central Area on the hill, with seven snow tube slides ranging from easy to very difficult. Once you’ve got your snow tubing sea legs, head over to the signature Tornade for a spinning ride you can’t get anywhere else!
Why not visit the area during the Quebec’s annual Winter Carnival for a two-for-one winter-fun hit — tubing and festivities! Check out our guide to the city during the festival.
After an action-packed day of sliding, you’ll need a cozy place to curl up in front of the fire together. Why not book a chalet strategically situated in enchanting Quebec City?
The Coca-Cola Tube Park, BC
Whistler Blackcomb is one of, if not the, biggest alpine resorts in North America — but you don’t need to strap on a snowboard to have fun on this ski slope.
Head over to the Coca-Cola Tube Park and grab a snow tube — you’ll have seven slides to choose from for snowy winter tubing! Little ones can take their tubes down the Mini-Kids lane, while older kids and adults can zip down the longer lanes.
The Coca-Cola Tube Park is jam-packed with daytime fun, but the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Whistler stays open through the evening and features a fire pit — once you’ve finished tubing for the day, warm up next to the fire under the starry sky.
When you’re done stargazing for the day, escape the cold with a rustic cabin rental in Whistler right on the mountain! Whistler is a winter playground paradise — you can also check out the local snowshoe trails and ski hills as well.
Horseshoe Valley, ON
Get ready for nine chutes, two lifts, and a 10-story drop in Snow Valley at the Horseshoe Valley Resort in Ontario. As the province’s longest tube slide, Snow Valley’s tubing hill is your go-to for the best tubing in Ontario.
Enjoy the high speed thrills on your own tube, or link the tubes together to form a snow raft with friends for the ultimate adrenaline rush! There’s also a Kids Zone, so young ones who want to get in on the fun can do so at their own pace. This is the ultimate family activity!
Be sure to mark your calendar and try out this snow tubing spot on a Thursday for Snow Valley’s Tube & Dine nights — a great way to finish off a fun and fulfilling day at one of Ontario’s most charming ski resorts.
Then take a break in your own vacation rental near Horseshoe Valley and hit the hills again the next day!
Quick thrills, snowy hills, and a whole lot of memories — that’s the magic of snow tubing. Ready to get sliding?