Snow tubing – a lesser known activity than skiing or snowboarding, but it’s just as fun, just as exhilarating, and a great time for anyone, even those just venturing into the world of winter sports. So if you’re looking to grab an inner tube, hop on, and fly down a snowy hill, look no further than this list.
1. Mount Chinguacousy – Brampton
Likely the most well-known location of the lot, Chinguacousy Park hosts a sizeable hill featuring the traditional winter sports trio: skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing. Head on over, purchase a tubing ticket, and have a fun time on the inner tubes solo or with your friends. Or for larger groups of people, look into their tube party packages and group rates.
2. Glen Eden Tubing Park – Milton
Located near Milton at Kelso Conservation Area, Glen Eden is a tiny ski resort that offers skiing, snowboarding and tubing. Aside from Brampton’s Mount Chinguacousy, this is the closest tubing hill to Brampton. Each ride is $4, with discounts for multi-passes.
3. Horseshoe – Barrie
What sounds better than Pasta & Tube Thursdays? Not much! Head on over to Horseshoe Adventure Park for unlimited tubing and all-you-can-eat pasta at the Crazy Horse Bar and Grill from 4-9pm every Thursday. With 5 chutes and one magic carpet, there are lots of options here for all kinds of enjoyment. Tuesdays to Fridays, there’s unlimited $10 tubing from 4-9pm for those who want lots of time on the hill. If a full day of tubing sounds like your speed, Horseshoe is definitely a strong contender.
4. Chicopee Tube Park – Kitchener
A great location for overnight trips, Chicopee boasts a great variety of tubing opportunities. With all day pricing for adults and children, as well as Sunset Specials, Early Bird Specials, and Saturday Late Night Tubing, for those who want more of a kid-free experience. The runs at Chicopee are hard to compete with at 900 feet long. Once the fun is over, grab a bite and drinks at the Ranger Lounge.
5. Lakeridge Resort – Uxbridge
This tube park in the quiet town of Uxbridge is perfect for a day of low-key tubing. Uxbiridge is located on the Oak Rides Morraine. Once you’ve picked up initial speed from the steep incline you’ll be able to coast along the hill’s nice log run-out. You can ride for $5 a run or at $25 for six runs. Parties and groups can be accommodated too.
6. Snow Valley – Barrie
Another popular destination with the opportunity for overnight stays, Snow Valley has a variety of options and prices for all kinds of people visiting. Some of their features include the Kidz Zone, Rock 95 Tube Thursdays, and Fresh Radio’s Wild Wednesday for cheap, unlimited tube rides. A popular day to go is Toonie Tuesday. The name speaks for itself, each ride costs $2. Helmet rentals are available, and discounted tickets can be purchased online.
Did we miss any good snow tubing hills in the Bramptona area? Let us know in the comments below.