La Glissade: Montreal Slide, Sledding, Tobogganing Sites

8 Best Places in Montreal for Winter Sledding

Montreal sliding, toboganning and tubing hills

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The ultimate winter playgrounds are the places that have snow hills perfect for sliding. These pop up all over Montreal as snow falls and seem to multiply through the season. Most of those hills are small and don't have staff renting out sleds, toboggans, or crazy carpets. But most of the parks on our list rent out sliding equipment and all offer more sliding surfaces than your standard neighborhood mounds.

Most park equipment rental offices, restrooms, and locker rooms are closed on both Christmas Day and New Year's Day in Montreal.

01 of 07

Parc du Mont-Royal

Parc du Mont-Royal not only has one of the city's best sliding setups, but it's also a great spot to head to if you want to try out different winter sports on the same day, like ice skating, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing.

As for sliding, either bring your own sled or rent a snow tube. Parc du Mont-Royal is easily reached with public transit.

The Mont Royal rental counter has a list of equipment and pricing for both summer and winter sports.
Bathrooms: Yes
Food/vending machines: Yes

02 of 07

Parc Jean-Drapeau

Attention families. Parc Jean-Drapeau offers a variety of winter sports accouterments, but only for a few weekends a year during the annual snow festival Fête des Neiges. Visitors of all ages will love zipping down the Frosty Slides -- a "village" made entirely out of 18 ice slides, each of varying heights and lengths.

Access to the festival is free, but tickets for the slides cost $8 per person or $25 for a family of four. Children under 2 can ride free.

Bathrooms: Yes
Food/vending machines: Yes

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Parc-nature Bois-de-Liesse

Two hills are set up specifically for sliding at Parc-nature Bois-de-Liesse. Take the des Champs entrance for access.

Rentals: Crazy carpets are $5 for 3 hours or $8 for the day; toboggans/luges are $7 for 3 hours or $10 for the day
Bathrooms: Yes
Food/vending machines: Yes

04 of 07

Parc-nature Île-de-la-Visitation

A lovely park by the river, start off with a day of sliding, snowshoeing, and even cross-country skiing, with brunch at Bistro des Moulins, a quaint restaurant on-site.

Rentals: Crazy carpets are $5 for 3 hours or $8 for the day; toboggans/luges are $7 for 3 hours or $10 for the day
Bathrooms: Yes
Food/vending machines: Yes

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05 of 07

Parc-nature Pointe-aux-Prairies

A large, gorgeous park on the northeastern edge of the island of Montreal with crazy carpet and toboggan rentals available at the Heritage chalet.

Rentals: Crazy carpets are $5 for 3 hours or $8 for the day; toboggans/luges are $7 for 3 hours or $10 for the day
Bathrooms: Yes
Food/vending machines: Yes

06 of 07

Parc Jarry

A green space charmer turned winter destination when the temperature drops, Parc Jarry sets up a large sliding mound as soon as enough snow falls to do so. 

Rentals: No
Bathrooms: Yes
Food/vending machines: Yes

07 of 07

Cap St. Jacques

Another park. Another mound perfect for sliding. Great outing for folks living in the West Island.

Rentals: Crazy carpets are $5 for 3 hours or $8 for the day; toboggans/luges are $7 for 3 hours, $10 for the day
Bathrooms: Yes
Food/vending machines: Yes

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