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 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.
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.
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And with more snow in the forecast this week, 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.
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. 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: 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.
What: Whistler Blackcomb has 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 full sound system.