We’re very lucky in Halifax to have warm winters with plenty of snow and a lot of hills for sliding on! Sliding is one activity that the whole family can enjoy.
Grab your toboggans, crazy carpets, snowboards and tubes and go have some fun with your family on one of Halifax’s best hills!
5. Citadel Hill
One of the most famous spots to go sledding in Halifax, is Citadel Hill, located right in the center of the city.
There are different levels of steepness around the hill but the runs all end near roads so you do have to be cautious. The Wanderer’s Grounds side has a steep hill and long landing area, but don’t go too close to Citadel High School; that side of the hill has some sizable rocks and roots which could cause and accident.
There are also plenty of excellent café’s within walking distance, if you need a warm beverage after your chilly adventure!
4. Merv Sullivan Park
Located in the North End of Halifax, this extremely steep hill commonly known as “the Pit” is fast but smooth. If you’re looking for a more adventurous slide, it’s the place to go, but don’t forget to bring a helmet!
3. Ashburn Golf Course
Located in the West End of Halifax, the Ashburn Golf Course is a family favourite. It’s a safe bet if you’re looking for a family friendly, smaller hill to start on.
Since it’s not the most popular hill in Halifax it also might be a little less crowded.
Known more as a swimming beach in the summer, the hill has a nice long grassy bottom for slowing down. It’s a full day adventure as you have to park at the gate and walk in to the hill.
1. Gorsebrook Hill
Families love this hill because of the varying levels of steepness, long landing area and convenience! Gorsebrook is located in the South End of Halifax on the corner of Robie and Inglis Streets.
There is plenty of parking and enough room for kids of all ages.