Winter is still a month away, but someone must have forgotten to tell Mother Nature because Calgary has already seen quite a bit of snow over these past few months.
While YYC may be going through its usual freeze, snow, thaw routine at the moment, it’s only a matter of time before the white stuff is here to stay for good.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that, as the snow covering actually lends opportunity for anyone looking to slip and slide down some hills.
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Sledding is a lot cheaper than buying a snowboard pass (it’s actually free if you already have a sled) and the lack of a chairlift is sure to give those legs a workout.
Calgary actually has a bylaw in effect stopping would-be tobogganers from sliding down any hills that haven’t been officially given the green light, but lucky for us there are quite a few on that list.
Everyone has their own favourite sledding spot, but if you’re ever looking to expand your horizons, here are 22 hills in Calgary to slide down this winter:
Maple Ridge (dry pond) – 1127 Mapleglade Drive SE
Marlborough Community Association – 636 Marlborough Way NE
Big Marlborough Park (dry pond) – 755 Madeira Drive NE
Confederation Park – 2807 10th Street NW
Deerfoot Athletic Park – 1503 16th Avenue NE
Glendale Park – 2225 45th Street SW
Hidden Valley – 10504 Hidden Valley Drive NW
Kingsland (dry pond, behind the Rose Kohn/Jimmie Condon Arenas) – 505 78th Avenue SW
McKenzie Towne – 160 McKenzie Towne Drive, SE
Stanley Park – 330 42nd Avenue SW
Sacramento (dry pond) – 10404 Sacramento Drive SW
Scarboro – 1737 14th Avenue SW
Signal Hill – 2063 Sirocco Drive SW
St. Andrew’s Heights – 2504 13th Avenue NW
Thorncliffe/Greenview – 5600 Centre Street NE
Monterey Park – 2707 Catalina Boulevard NE
New Brighton – 1750 New Brighton Drive SE
Prairie Winds Park – 223 Castleridge Boulevard – NE
Richmond Green – 2539 33rd Avenue SW
Royal Oak – 9100 Royal Birch Boulevard NW
Rundle (dry pond) – 4120 Rundlethorn Drive NE
Bridlewood – 26 Bridleglen Road SW