If you’ve never gone snow tubing, you’re missing out on one of the easiest and most fun winter activities in Metro Vancouver.
While skiing and snowboarding typically get all of the attention when it comes to sliding on snow, people can often forget about snow tubing, which is a less expensive and more accessible activity for kids and adults looking for a shot of adrenaline up on the alpine.
Most tubing parks have lifts, or give you the option to get the cardio and hike back up, but the thrill is all about the ride down. Perched on top the tube, riders glide quickly, spinning out of control before eventually coming to a sudden stop at the bottom of the run.
Head over to these tube parks for a taste of the fast life:
Okay, this isn’t your typical snow tube park, but it’s still pretty damn cool.
As part of Vancouver’s newest outdoor celebration known as the Aurora Winter Festival, a 30-foot tall, 200-foot long tubing park is located in the heart of the city at Concord Pacific Place. The five-week event transforms the area into a hidden village with enchanting elements inspired by the North Pole, including magical characters, captivating light displays, endless fun, games and activities, and of course, the tube slide, complete with artificial snow. Visitors will have to pay an additional fee for the tube park and ticket prices are $4 for one ride, $10 for three rides, and $20 for eight rides.