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.
- What: With up to six chutes roughly 100 meters in length and a tube tow to do the work of bringing you back to the top, all you have to do is sit down and enjoy the thrill of the ride. All Tube Park participants must be 42″ tall or six years of age (whichever comes first). Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Cypress has also introduced pre-booking for the tube park and sliding area. Participants must ensure they arrive in sufficient time to park and make their way to the tube park to maximize their booking.
- What: Features a tube tow back up the hill as well as the Enquist Lodge where spectators can enjoy a warm seating area with light snacks and a roaring fireplace.
- What: Seven tube lanes with slopes to suit everyone from speed demons to slow coaches. The tube park also features a fire pit, snack vendor and a full sound system.
- What: Four lanes of varying sliding levels, walk back up the hill (no tube tow available).
- Vancouver is getting a new snow tubing park this winter
- Grouse Mountain opens for skiing and snowboarding this Wednesday
- This local mountain is officially open for ski and board season