Are you looking for the best places to go sledding in HRM? Look no further! Here’s our list of the top 10 best hills, plus a fabulous map that can show you all of the recommended sledding and tobogganing hills in the greater Halifax region.
1. Citadel Hill
Citadel Hill is considered one of the top tobogganing hills in Canada. There are lots of places to sled on Citadel Hill, some with greater deceleration areas than others. The Wanderer’s Grounds, on the West side of the hill, has a steep slide and a long landing area. Choose your route carefully, and wear a helmet! After sledding, why not slide over to one of the many cafes on Spring Garden Road for a well-deserved hot chocolate?
2. The Pit
Also known as ‘Merv Sullivan Park’, this North End institution is not for the faint of heart! With a steep incline, you will gather speed all the way to the bottom of this former quarry, unless you fly off your saucer first and hit one of the other daredevils you meet. Helmets advised. Crazy Carpets are not recommended. This hill is crazy enough!
3. Gorsebrook Field
This is a large, wide hill with varying inclines. Gorsebrook Hill, in the South End of Halifax, gets our “Readers Choice” Award. Every time we ask someone “where’s the best sledding in Halifax?”, they mention Gorsebrook.
4. Flinn Park
In the West End of the City, Flinn Park is a small but reliable place to go sledding.
5. The Old Ashburn Golf Course
Also in the West End, Ashburn Golf Course has long been a favourite for sledders and tobogganers in Halifax. There is a main tobogganing hill, and also an area that has a lip with a nice transition, perfect for snowboarders to pop 360’s.
6. The Mother Hill, behind Mount Saint Vincent University – CLOSED
CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION – CLOSED FOR 2022
The hill atop where the Mother House once stood is a great place for sledding. You can approach this hill from the back, through the subdivision, or walk uphill through the MSVU campus. A perfect combination of a long run and steady incline makes the Mother Hill of the best spots in the city.
It’s a bit of a jaunt from the city but it’s well worth it for an afternoon in the great outdoors!
8. Fort Needham Park
Fort Needham in the North End is a great place to enjoy a day of sledding with the younger crowd. These small hills are perfect for young sliders and make for shorter climbs back to the top.
9. Dartmouth Common
Start towards the gazebo and enjoy the rolling hills as you slide through the common!
Enjoy rolling hills in the heart of Dartmouth at Brightwood Golf Course. Brightwood has multiple hills to enjoy. Picturesque sledding at its best!
Looking for a great hill in your area? HRM has tons of great locations! Check out Halifax Trail’s interactive map!