What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you wake up to find a fresh dusting of snow? For many, it’s grabbing the ol’ sled, climbing to the top of the biggest hill, racing back down to the bottom and doing it all again and again and again……
While most indoor activities are on pause right now, tobogganing is a great outdoor experience the whole family can enjoy together! Lucky for us, there are some hills perfect for sledding in St. Catharines.
Get all bundled up and head out to these hills with your disc, GT Snow Racer, trusty wooden toboggan, tube or magic carpet!
Ontario Jaycee Garden Park
543 Ontario St.
Pic Leeson Park
120 Dunvean Rd.
Burgoyne Woods Park
70 Edgedale Rd.
1860 Sir Isaac Brock Way
After a few hours on the hill, warm up with tasty drinks, such as hot chocolate and coffee to go from Mahtay Café and Lounge, and takeout treats from Rozie’s Café. Find more cafes and restaurants your family will enjoy here.
Remember to keep public health advice in mind when enjoying outdoor activities this winter, including practising physical distancing, wearing a face covering when required and washing and sanitizing your hands frequently.
Stay safe and have fun sledding with the family with these tips from the National Safety Council:
- Make sure all equipment is in good condition, free of sharp edges and cracks
- Sled on spacious, gently sloping hills with a level run-off at the end so the sled can safely stop
- Check slopes for bare spots, holes and obstructions, such as fences, rocks, poles or trees
- Do not sled on or around frozen lakes, streams or ponds
- Riders should sit or lay on their back on top of the sled with feet pointing downhill; never sled head first
- Dress warmly, and wear thick gloves or mittens and heavy boots to protect against frostbite and injury