Reaching ground breaking speeds of up to 65 kph (40mph) we raced down Gallagher hill on a foam sled. The base of the sled polished and waxed to perfection allowing for the fastest speeds possible!
Ok,Ok! I might have embellished the details a tiny bit. The speed is a guesstimate at best and although the base of the sleds were hard plastic slippery surfaces, we certainly did not take the time to wax and polish them. We would have if we had thought of it, but we were so excited to meet up with Rachel and Mike from TreePot Travels on this adventure that we completely missed that step.
This is my first attempt at a video edit! I promise I’ll improve with practice 😀
We’re so glad that we got to spend the day with Rachel and Mike, it was their first time tobogganing and we enjoyed showing them how Canadians have fun in the snow! If you want to see their post from our adventures check it out HERE!
We love tobogganing! It’s free and fun on a cold winter’s day. As a bonus you get some exercise from continually walking up the hill. We find that a lot of people take their kids out to enjoy the hills but who said that adults can’t have some fun too! You’re never too old to have fun like a kid.
Our hill of choice was located at Gallagher Park in Edmonton, Alberta. We arrived just before noon and had the hill to ourselves until mid-afternoon. We had a ton of fun there and would definitely recommend that hill. The Ski Club (pay for use) is located right beside the toboggan hill.
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Jill is the founder, writer, and photographer at Chasing Adventure Travel. An adventure travel blog specializing in Active and Adventurous Travels.
Jill has traveled worldwide and spent almost 2 years traveling continuously with her husband. She has traveled to resorts, crossed an ocean on a cruise ship, motorcycled multiple times around Europe and experienced self-guided long term travel.
~ Dreamer, doer and energetic go-getter. Curiosity has inspired adventurous world travel. Imagination is everything ~
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