Updated December 24, 2020
Hitting a toboggan hill in Burlington or Hamilton is an excellent way to spend time close to home but still get fresh air during the lockdown. The City of Burlington has designated six locations that are safe for tobogganing and The City of Hamilton has designated four hills.
Tobogganing is a Canadian winter past-time that almost makes our frigid winters bearable! While it may look like any hill will work, choose a tobogganing hill that is city-approved as you know it’s a safer alternative to other hills. Get bundled up, and bring your helmets, because you can never be too safe. Here are the designated toboggan hills in Burlington and Hamilton.
City Approved Toboggan Hills in Burlington
- LaSalle Park, at the east of the parking lot
- Tyandaga Golf Course, at hole No. 4, on the west slope
- Central Park, the hill northwest of Community Garden
- Brant Hills Park, southwest of tennis courts
- Nelson Park, east side of the park, north of Centennial Bike Path
- Lowville Park, the hill on the southwest end of the park.
- Garth and Stone Church Reservoir – 1515 Garth Street, Hamilton – Hill details: Northeast corner, Southern side (East of the parking lot)
- King’s Forest Golf Course – 100 Greenhill Avenue, Hamilton – Hill details: Hole #9 – in front of the 9th green
- Waterdown Memorial Park – 200 Hamilton Street, Waterdown – Hill details: Northeast corner, West of baseball diamond #3
- Chedoke Golf Course Martin Course – 563 Aberdeen Avenue, Hamilton – Hill details: Martin Course, Hole #10- Tee
Here are a few tips to play safely while tobogganing
- Toboggan during daylight hours, not when it is dark.
- Toboggan when the hill is snow-covered, not when it is icy or bare.
- Check the hill and make sure it is free of obstacles and toboggan in the designated area.
- Wear a helmet designed for winter sports.
- Use a toboggan that is in good shape and has brakes and steering.
- Avoid wearing scarves or any clothing that could get caught in a toboggan and cause injury.
- Always sit down and face-forward on a toboggan.
- Do not build jumps or other obstacles on the toboggan hill.
- Walk up the side of the hill and leave the middle open for others coming down the hill.
- If you fall off of your toboggan, move out of the way to avoid being hit.
Reminder, tobogganing is an activity that you do at your own risk. The city is not responsible for any personal injury or damage to your personal items. Find more info here.
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