7 Montreal Snow Tubing Destinations You Have to Try in 2017-2018

Where Can You Snow Tube in the City?

Montreal snow tubing and inner tubing destinations in 2017-2018 are listed right here.
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7 Amazing Montreal Snow Tubing Destinations: Where? When?

Possibly the most beloved activity by kids acquainted with the ways of winter and snow is sliding. Glorious slippery downhill action, it is. But if there's an inner tube in sight, you can bet the farm they'll drop any crazy carpet or toboggan in favor of an air-filled doughnut (or chambre à air).

The only drawback of practicing this popular winter "sport" in the city is availability.

The island of Montreal has very limited inner tubing rental possibilities and they're only available during the day, which makes bigger kids like myself feel slightly, well, conspicuous. That's why I added a few extra snow tubing heavyweights to the list, amazing destinations that are a bit more of a drive outside of city limits, but worth the distance. 

1. Parc du Mont-Royal
Montreal's best-known park is one of the only parks in Montreal that rents snow tubes throughout the winter season. Mont-Royal's 2017-2018 inner tubing season is expected to run from mid December 2017 through the first week of March 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, weather-permitting. Closes at 4 p.m. on December 24 and December 31, 2017, closes all day December 25, 2017. and January 1, 2018.
Inner tube rentals: $9 for ages 12 and up and $5 for ages 4 to 11 for the duration of the day
Bathrooms: yes
Food/vending machines: yes

2. Parc Jean-Drapeau
The only other park in Montreal that rents out inner tubes is Parc Jean-Drapeau, specifically during Montreal snow festival Fête des Neiges, running weekends only from mid-January to early February 2018. Exact season dates will be made available as we close in on the winter season.

 Opening hours here.
Inner tube rentals: must purchase a $16 Acropasse for access to inner tubes, free for ages 4 and under
Bathrooms: yes
Food/vending machines: yes, vending machines as well as food trucks during Fête des Neiges

3. Centre de la Nature
Head north and check out 5 groomed slopes at Laval's Centre de La Nature. Go ice skating and cross country skiing while you're there. The s eason is mid December 2017 through March 2018.
Inner tube rentals: $5 for 90 minutes
Bathrooms: yes
Food/vending machines: yes

4. Centre Plein Air Notre-Dame-de-Fatima
Roughly 45 minutes out of town, give or take, bring the kids to a snow tubing spot that won't break the bank. Skating and cross country skiing are also on the activities roster. Slopes open mid December 2017 through March 2018.
Inner tube rentals: $8 for daily access to snow tubing slopes, full admission details here 
Bathrooms: yes
Food/vending machines:  yes

5. Mont Avila
This off-island ski hill in the Laurentians is perfect if you want to spend the whole day snow tubing without having to walk up the hill yourself with 19 steep trails and four lifts available for use. Detailed schedule here.
Inner tube rentals: ages 13 and up $23.99 for 2 hours, $27.75 for 4 hours, $31.99 full day; ages 6 to 12 years old $21.75 for 2 hours, $24.75 for 4 hours; $26.75 full day; ages 4 to 5 $15.50 for two hours, 4 hours or full day; free for ages 3 and under
Bathrooms: yes
Food/vending machines: yes

6. Les Super Glissades St-Jean-de-Matha 
About a one-hour drive outside of Montreal, this location is for serious tubers only. With 30 tracks open all day and illuminated at night, 17 are dedicated to snow tubing. The rest are for snow rafting, where the runs can reach speeds of up to 100 km/hour on especially cold days. Skating, carriage tour, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing are also offered on location. Season runs mid December 2017 through March 2018.
Inner tube rentals: details here
Bathrooms: yes
Food/vending machines: yes

7. Mont Hatley
If you don't mind swapping that snow tube for a luge, then you might like Mont Hatley's setup and family package rates. It's a bit further out in the Eastern Townships, about a 90-minute drive from Montreal. There's also three ski sledding and snowshoeing on location.

Access the slopes mid December 2017 through March 2018. 
Inner tube rentals: no inner tubes, family packages start at $50, rental details here
Bathrooms: yes
Food/vending machines: yes