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Tobogganing in Calgary: Royal Oak Hill (NW)

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This popular tobogganing hill is tucked away in the northwest community of Royal Oak. It kind of looks like a big hill plopped in the middle of an even bigger field. Although the hill is completely surrounded by field, there is a designated sledding area that is clearly marked by signs on the north side of the hill. The natural snow drifts make little jumps where our 7 year old spent most of his time aiming to soar over them. They were big enough to provide a bit of a thrill for our fun-loving boy but not big enough to be treacherous.

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Tobogganing in Calgary – Royal Oak Hill Review:

Steepness: Our 7 year old had no problem hiking up and sledding down the hill by himself.
Obstructions: A wide open space makes this a great place to toboggan without worrying about hitting any trees.
Popularity: The tobogganing hill in Royal Oak seems to be a local favorite. There were a number of people enjoying the hill the day we went and the snow was packed from all the previous sledders.
Parking: There is ample street parking close to the hill.
Age Range: All ages.
Amenities: There are no bathrooms nearby but the Royal Oak Shopping Centre is less than 5 minutes away. If you work up an appetite, nearby Smashburger makes a mean burger and they have an awesome kids menu.
Overall Impression: Our kids loved it! This hill is perfect for families with small children. The hills are not too long or steep and there are some gorgeous 360 degree views of the surrounding area on the top!
Address: 50 Royal Birkdale Drive NW, Calgary AB

Be sure to check out our comprehensive list of Places to Toboggan, Sled and Tube In & Around Calgary.

 

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