Sometimes it’s easy to forget what a beautiful season winter really is. We get caught up in the shivering, the slushy streets, the grey days and come to dread the winter months. But when you’re walking on a quiet snow-covered street, skating on an ice rink as slick as glass, or knee-deep in freshly fallen snow, helping your kids make a snowman, you’re reminded of how much fun the season can actually be. Last time we highlighted some great spots in the GTA to go skating, so today we’ll give you the inside scoop on another winter activity and where you can do it in Brampton: tobogganing!
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Brampton’s Chinguacousy Park is probably one of the city’s most popular spots to visit in the winter. Here you can do more than just toboggan, you can ski, snowboard, take a spin on the skating trail, or go tubing! There’s also a chalet where you can warm up should things get a little too chilly.
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Clark Park, found near the Bramalea City Centre, is a great place to go if you have very wee ones. Here you’ll find a small hill that probably wouldn’t be much fun for big kids, but would be perfect for the little ones to enjoy!
Heart Lake Conservation Area
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The Heart Lake Conservation Area is not only perfect for a wintery stroll or hike, but you’ll also find a variety of hills to toboggan on here. There are smaller ones for little kids, or bigger options for the little thrill seekers in your life. The beautiful winter backdrop alone will make the visit worth your time.
Sacred Heart Elementary School
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The area behind Sacred Heart Elementary School, in the west end, and not far from Heart Lake Conservation Area, is another great Brampton tobogganing option. You’ll find a variety of different sized hills in the surrounding green space, making it the perfect spot for an after school ride down the slope.
Major Oaks Park
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Found beside a subdivision, the hill at Major Oaks Park offer an idyllic tobogganing destination in Brampton. Not too big, or too small the Major Oaks Park is perfect for all ages. Another bonus? It’s not far from the Bramalea City Centre in case you’re hoping to take a lunch or shopping break post-soaring down the hill!