Where To Go Sledding in Niagara This Winter (2024!)

One of my favourite winter activities as a kid was sledding. It’s a great excuse to get outdoors and experience what the Niagara Region has to offer!

Fortunately for those us living in Niagara, there are plenty of areas to embrace our Canadian winters with this fun, family-friendly activity – sledding! It’s time to reconnect with the great outdoors and create new memories amongst an upside-down year.

The Niagara Region transforms into a winter wonderland during the coldest season of the year, making it a wintry sports fans’ paradise! This is the perfect year to try new things, especially outdoors.

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This was one of my favourite winter activities growing up – and we have so many places to choose from for sledding and tobogganing hills.

Ready to head outdoors this winter? It’s a great way to have some family fun and get some exercise at the same time! Bundle up and have some fun!

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Where to go tobogganing and sledding in Niagara:

Places to go sledding in Grimsby

Sledding hills in Lincoln

Larger hill at Charles Daley Park

Places to go in sledding St Catharines

Where to go sledding in Fonthill

Places to go sledding in Niagara Falls

Where to go sledding and tobogganing in Welland

Places to go sledding in Thorold

Where to go tobogganing in Port Colborne

Where to go sledding in Fort Erie

Sledding and Tobogganing Tips

  • Dress appropriately for the weather and in layers (think gloves, hats, and warm jackets, but avoid loose scarves or drawstrings!).
  • Check the hill for any hazards.
  • Avoid going out on icy days – it reduces friction and can cause loss of control, and less cushioning for those who fall off their sled!
  • Avoid going down head first, towards a road, fence, or body of water.
  • It is recommended that children wear helmets and are supervised at all times.
  • Use a proper sled or toboggan and check your equipment (I remember using makeshift ones when I was younger, and they didn’t provide any control – I flew off more times than I can count!).
  • During this pandemic – establish a route for going up and down the hill for flow of traffic, and maintain physical distance between tobogganers.
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Photo: Pits Riccardo

What to bring sledding

One thing I’ve personally been doing this year is getting my outdoor gear before it sells out! A lot of these winter sports are becoming widely popular as people are looking to spend more time outdoors in socially-distanced environments.

  • Toboggan or sled (this GT Racer brings back so many awesome memories as a kid!).
  • Youth Ski Helmet (recommended!)
  • Winter wear suitable for the weather like a hat, gloves, boots, jacket, etc.
  • Snacks and water!

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Ready to hit the hills?

There are so many fun things to do outdoors in the Niagara Region during the winter. Let me know if you come across any other great sledding and tobogganing hills in Niagara!

We’re lucky in Niagara to have a bunch of outdoor skating rinks too!

See what other outdoor activities there are to do in the Niagara Region this winter!

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  1. Taylor
    December 11, 2020 / 8:50 pm

    I cannot wait to go sledding this winter. It is always so much fun! Now you have me excited for our first big snowstorm. 🙂

    • Sarah
      December 12, 2020 / 7:44 am

      Thanks Taylor, I’m excited to get out too! Haha little kid at heart still. 🙂

  2. December 12, 2020 / 8:05 am

    I’ve never been sledding before, it looks (and sounds) like lots of fun. But, extreme newbie question here, how can you tell if it’s going to be an ‘icy’ day out there? Does that usually happen after it rains or after a warmer day?

    • Sarah
      December 12, 2020 / 8:19 am

      That’s a great question! Usually we’ll just check the weather reports to know if it’s going to be a slick day, but both of your ideas are right! It happens when the snow melts and freezes. It kind of gets packed down and becomes crusty haha – and very little friction!

  3. Lina
    December 12, 2020 / 8:37 am

    Sledding always reminds me of my childhood! I grew up on a small mountain in Austria and we did it every winter 🙂 It’s just so much fun!

    • Sarah
      December 12, 2020 / 8:55 am

      That sounds like a magical childhood!!! How fun!

  4. December 12, 2020 / 9:21 am

    Oh I can´t wait for snow! Haven´t had any this year where I live, but my home country is fully coverede in snow already – sledding is so much fun nd brings out the child in me haha, great post!

    • Sarah
      December 12, 2020 / 10:57 am

      Thanks Katja, me too!!

  5. December 12, 2020 / 11:40 am

    What a fun post! It brought such a smile to my face. I love sledding (though not as much as my kids do!). How helpful to share all the sledding spots in Niagara.

    • Sarah
      December 12, 2020 / 11:46 am

      Thank you so much Catherine 🙂 ! It brings back a lot of memories for me!

  6. December 12, 2020 / 1:00 pm

    So much fun!! Although I don’t think we will get any snow where I am, in the UK, so no sledding for me! Enjoy the fun that comes with the winter months!

    • Sarah
      December 12, 2020 / 3:04 pm

      I remember one Christmas we spent in the UK with family it actually snowed! Like, probably less than an inch, but we took cardboard boxes out to the church square haha. It was so fun 🙂 Thanks Bea!

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