To most kids growing up during Halifax’s snowy winters, absolutely nothing's better than speeding down a slippery hill for hours on their favourite toboggan, sledding tube or crazy carpet. Even if you've outgrown your old pair of snow boots and ski pants, you're never too old to to get out and enjoy a snowy day!

Whether you're looking for a nostalgic day out in the snow or looking for a new hill to take the kids, keep reading for our top picks of sledding hills in HRM.

Family sledding

Citadel Hill

5425 Sackville Street, downtown halifax

Citadel Hill is a must-visit for any avid sledder! The massive hill overlooking Downtown offers tons of space and many different inclines to choose from. The view of Halifax from the top of the hill is an added bonus!

People sledding on Citadel Hill in Halifax

Gorsebrook Field

5985 Inglis Street, South End Halifax

Gorsebrook Field in Halifax's South End is another Haligonian favourite. This hill also offers differing amounts of steepness, making it a great hill for people of all ages. 

Children walking in snow with sleds

The Pit

merv sullivan park, novalea Drive & leeds Street north end halifax

Once an actual quarry, "The Pit" is a large bowl-shaped field that makes one of the best sledding hills in Halifax during the winter. The incline is super steep, making this hill ideal for experienced sledders; helmets are recommended! The park also offers an amazing view of the Harbour to enjoy as you watch the kids sled.

Man sledding on inflatable tube

Second Lake Hill

near metropolitan avenue, lower sackville

Second Lake Hill is so big that locals often go only half way down to avoid a long walk back to the top! Those that do make it to the top always say the ride down makes it well worth it.

Family sledding down hill

Shearwater Hill

hines road & main road, shearwater

The hill along Hines Road by the Aviation museum in Shearwater has been a favourite sledding spot for the kids of Cole Harbour and Eastern Passage for many years. It's quite steep and there are some trees planted at the bottom, so don't forget to bring helmets!

Child sledding down hill

HRM is chock-full of hills just waiting for a blanket of snow to make them into a perfect sledding destination. Find a hill near you with this awesome interactive map of sledding hills all over Nova Scotia.

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