Tobogganing is one of Canada’s favourite winter pass-times, and if a Canadian hill did not top a list of North America’s best hills for the sport, we probably would have been upset.

In a recent article released by travel publication Escape Here, eight locations around Canada and the U.S. were listed as the best on the continent.  Four of the entries were from our neighbours below; so, we don’t care.  But, the other four locations are from the great white north.

At number seven is Calgary’s St. Andrews Heights Toboggan Hill.  Mount Royal Park in Montreal claimed the number four spot.  And, Halifax is number three with Citadel Hill.

The number one hill to go tobogganing on in all of North America, Carlington Park in Ottawa, Ontario.  According to the article, the park offers “one of the wildest rides” which makes sense because it happens to be a retired ski hill.  “Not for the faint of heart” the article warns, “this hill is usually riddled with many jumps carved into the snow.”


Carlington Park has many bonuses that other hills may not offer as well like lights illuminating the hill at night and ample parking at the adjacent J. Alph Dulude Arena.

Here are the full rankings:

  1. Carlington Park (Ottawa, Ontario)
  2. Dutch Henry Tubing Hill (Leadville, Colorado)
  3. Citadel Hill (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
  4. Mount Royal Park (Montreal, Quebec)
  5. Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum (Boston Massachusetts)
  6. Grand Mesa Old Powderhorn (Grand Junction, Colorado)
  7. St Andrews Heights Toboggan Hill (Calgary, Alberta)
  8. Firecracker Hill (Telluride, Colorado)