Tobogganing is a real must during an winter for Ottawana! It’s the ideal friend or family expedition and super exercise for all ages. Back up your choice of slope with the right winter clothing and hot chocolalte and you’ll be sure to have an exceptionally fun-day! Check out the biggestest and best hills in Ottawa for choice snowy slopes.
1). Bruce Pit
175 Cedarview Rd, Nepean, ON K2H 6A5, Canada
Bruce Pit is part of a Greenbelt; a 203.5-square-kilometre (78.6 sq mi) crescent of land within the present-day boundaries of the city of Ottawa, where real estate development is strictly controlled. It is a favorite spot among dog lovers because of the vast stretch of land where our four legged friends can run to their hearts delight. An official NCC toboggan hill and one of the perfect spots for sledding in winter. The hilly terrain offers the best sliding slope for an exhilarating ride.
2). Conroy Pit
Conroy Rd, Ottawa, ON K1T 3S4, Canada
This Greenbelt spot is mainly used as an off-leash dog park, but is not just for canines. There’s one large hill at the north end of the Conroy pit that’s surrounded by urban forest trails, while the nearby Green’s Creek Nature Conservation area – off Bearbrook Road, between St. Joseph Blvd. and Innes Road – also has hilly, dog-free terrain. These environs are ideal for tobogganing.
3). Walter Baker Park
100 Charlie Rogers Pl, Kanata, ON K2V 1A7, Canada
This is a very tall hill (one that therefore requires a lengthy climb) that’s located in Kanata and is popular with suburban kids. This man-made hill has ideal slopes for a long and breathtaking ride down the terrain.
4). Mooney’s Bay Park
2960 Riverside Dr, Ottawa, ON K1V 8N4, Canada
During the summer it’s doubtful you’ll want to stray from the beach and climb this bad boy, but if you do in the winter, you’re in for a tobogganing treat. This hill gives quite a view of the area, rivaling even with the 13-story apartments across the street. A good sized hill with multiple areas to sled.
5). Carlington Park
1640 Laperriere Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Z 5A6, Canada
A former ski hill in the city’s west end and open for tobogganing since the 1970s, Carlington Hill now annually gets taken over by the bravest of sledders. It’s very steep, and for anyone over 12, the unused chairlift is very tempting. There are usually many jumps carved into the snow, and you’ll often see a few snowboarders trying to get some curves. Essentially, Carlington Hill is two hills in one, the highest being the steepest and showcasing a platform before the second hill. Sure, there are lights for nighttime sledders, but again, this hill is not for the faint of heart.
6). Arboretum / Experimental Farm
960 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4X2, Canada
While the Experimental Farm hill serves as a beautiful lookout during the fall, come first snowfall, it turns into an exceptionally popular sledding hill with different grades of steepness and the potential for thrilling, dangerous spins. It’s a great hill to get your Winterlude spirits going. If you aren’t too sore after a day of tobogganing, Dow’s Lake and the Rideau Canal are both within walking distance. Be warned, however: There are trees dotting the hill’s landing spots, although they get wrapped in straw by the NCC during the winter so you don’t feel quite so much like a human pinball.