The unthinkable has happened!
Victoria has received its annual dump of snow, knee-deep snow as far as the eye can see!
Now that the holiday break is in full swing for the little ones, today offers a great chance to take the kids out tobogganing.
Get your snow pants and jacket on and grab your go-to sledding instrument, whether it is a sheet of cardboard or a yoga mat, and enjoy the cold winter fun with our top picks of the 8 best hills to toboggan on throughout Greater Victoria:
Known for its steep and rocky hill, on a day like today when there’s a thick blanket of snow, Mount Tolmie is guaranteed to offer a thrilling experience for all ages.
- Where: Mount Tolmie, 3492 Mayfair Drive
Highrock Cairn Park
Known as an Esquimalt favourite. This park includes an off-leash dog area as well as some of the best views in Victoria!
- Where: Highrock Cairn Park, Victoria, BC V9A 6J9
James Houlihan Park
Tucked away in Gordon Head, this park offers a large open field perfect for pulling around your little ones in a sleigh. This park can be reached from Moonlight Lane or Ferndale Road.
- Where: Ferndale or Moonlight Lane
This big sloping hill located behind the Westshore Recreation Centre is a great option for those in Langford and Colwood.
- Where: Westshore Recreation, 1767 Island Highway
Beacon Hill Park
Beacon Hill is well known as a safe area for children with little traffic.
Paired with the snow-covered trees, Beacon Hill Park makes for a stunning winter walk for those living in and around downtown Victoria.
- Where: Beacon Hill Park, 100 Cook Street
With a great place to take a toboggan, this park also features a playground in case the kids need a break from sledding.
- Where: Rainbow Park, 3970 Rainbow Street
For those in North Saanich, Dominion Park is another great option that offers a playground and seating area with cover.
- Where: Dominion Park, 8801 Saanich Road
Banfield Park is a popular option for those wanting to bring their dog on the adventure. This park allows off-leash areas for your furry pet, too!.
- Where: 521 Craigflower Road