The best snow tubing spots near Vancouver

Jan 21 2021, 8:17 pm

Please note: As recommended by BC’s provincial health officials, gatherings of any kind and unessential travel in the province is not recommended at this time. Please adhere to COVID-19 health and safety measures, including proper physical distancing and frequent hand washing, and wearing a mask or face-covering in public indoor and retail spaces. If you are sick, please stay home. 

While skiing and snowboarding typically get all of the attention when it comes to sliding on snow, people often forget about snow tubing, a less expensive and more accessible activity for kids and adults looking for a shot of adrenaline up on the alpine.

And if you’ve never gone snow tubing, you’re missing out on one of the easiest and most fun winter activities in Metro Vancouver.

Most tubing parks have lifts – or they give you the option to get in some cardio and hike back up – but the thrill is all about the ride down. Perched on top of the tube, riders glide quickly, spinning out of control before eventually coming to a stop at the bottom of the run.

And with more snow in the forecast this weekend, now might be the perfect time to check it out for yourself if you haven’t already done so.

Head over to these tube parks for a taste of life in the fast lane.

Cypress Mountain

Cypress Mountain / Shutterstock

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 at least 42″ tall or six years of age (whichever comes first). Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a paying adult, and secure footwear with good winter tread is strongly recommended. All sessions must be pre-booked and are non-refundable. All bookings run snow, rain, or sunshine when the Tube Park is open.

Mount Seymour

Mount Seymour / Flickr

What: Mount Seymour 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. Participants must be 48″ (122cm) or taller to use the SnowTube Park. Ski boots are not allowed in the SnowTube Park. All tubing tickets must be purchased in advance before visiting the mountain. There are no tickets available for purchase on the mountain.

For your own safety, please make sure you are prepared before heading out on your next adventure. Information on how to prepare for your trip and stay safe while on your excursion is available from North Shore Rescue and AdventureSmart.

DH Vancouver StaffDH Vancouver Staff

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