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Tubing and Tobogganing

Tubing at Mt Norquay, Banff National Park
Mike Seehagel / Travel Alberta

Tubing and Tobogganing

Exchange your skis and snowboard for a toboggan or inflatable tube and let gravity work in your favour. Originally used as transportation by the Inuit and First Nations groups of Canada, tobogganing and tubing have been adapted into a thrillingly fun winter activity. The gradual hills, consistent snowfall, and mountainous backdrops of Banff and Lake Louise make for an idyllic tobogganing destination for everyone to enjoy.


Any snow-covered hill around town can be used for tobogganing. Locals will tell you to visit the Spray Meadows Hill behind the Fairmont Banff Springs or the Cascade Ponds on Minnewanka Road. Both sites are unsupervised so please have fun, but take care. 

**Please note: tobogganing and skating at the Sprays Meadows Hill behind the Fairmont Banff Springs is not possible until mid-January 2019 as the site is not accessible due to construction.

For a guaranteed giggle, slip and slide down the slopes of Norquay on an inflated tube.The Real Banff 

Toboggans and sleds can be rented or purchased in town if you were unable to fit one into your luggage.


Snow tubing is a whole lot of fun. It is similar to tobogganing, however instead of having to trek to the top of a hill after riding down, a plush towing system will do the hard work for you. As you relax back while being pulled to the top, take in the fresh mountain air and views before hurtling back down again. Tubing is a great activity for all ages, including children over the age of 4 (or 42 inches tall). 

This exhilarating outing can be enjoyed at Mt Norquay and The Lake Louise Ski Resort.