Winsport (Canada Olympic Park) is home to western Canada’s biggest tube park. With twelve 200-metre long runs, you can get going over 50 kilometres an hour! See what we loved about tubing at Winsport and watch the video to get an idea of what to expect.
What we loved about Winsport's Tube Park
Besides the rush of flying down a groomed 200-metre long hill, we loved how quick it was to get to the top for our next slide. Simply ride a magic carpet to the top. Plenty of lanes and staff ensure that you can slide safely and with minimal wait times. They explain everything to you if you’re a first-time rider, but once you know what to do, it’s quick and easy (one person per tube, sit with your bottom in the middle of the tube and arms and legs out), so you can get to the best part: Tubing!!
There are 12 lanes and each lane is slightly different, so ask the staff which one is the fastest/slowest/suitable for riding tandem with a young child. We rode the slow lane since we were riding tandem (the heavier you are, the faster you’ll go), but as you can see in the video, it’s still pretty fast and super fun!
When the tracks are glazed, you can zip down the slope over 50 km/hr! If you’d like to go slower, put a grey tray on your tube. Mats near the end of the track slow you down, and foam crash pads ensure you stop at the end of the line.
We had a blast at the Acura Tube Park and recommend it for ages 5 & up. Adventurous younger kids would also enjoy it.
There’s a cafe and washrooms near the magic carpet, and the fire pit will be opening soon! The Day Lodge also has a coffee shop, food court, and lounge; store (ski gloves, jackets, etc.); and washrooms.
Know Before You Go
- Helmets recommended! You may rent onsite if you don’t have one.
- Purchase a snow tubing lift ticket online, at the Day Lodge, or from a kiosk. The Tube Park is open Thursday to Sunday and annual passholders can tube free on Thursday and Friday nights.
- The minimum height to ride is 36″. Children 36-42″ tall can ride tandem on the full-sized lane with an adult (1 person per tube, parent holds onto child’s tube). Children 42″ and up can ride solo.
- Kids 12 and under must be supervised in the tube park.
- Dress warm as it gets chilly! Good winter boots, mitts, goggles, and a neck gaiter are recommended.
- Keep your ticket (RFID card) for next time as you get a discount when you recharge it!
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