On official snow days we’d get packed into our snowsuits, pull our socks up past the top of our boots and put on so many sweaters it was an impossible feat to put your arms down flat at your side. With the ‘swish swish’ of our snowsuits being the only sound in the neighbourhood as vehicles hibernated in driveways, we would trek over to Kwantlen Park and join dozens of others in sliding down the big slope above the all-weather field.
Toboggans, super saucers, krazy karpets and sometimes someone with a make-shift snowboard – all were welcome on the hill. With schools closed and inches of the fluffy wintery goodness cascading from the skies on to Metro Vancouver these are some sublime snow days (unless you actually have to get out and drive in the stuff, then that’s another story).
Kwantlen Park is good for tobogganing and also Grimston Park in New Westminster is rather tube-friendly, with lovely Fraser River views. What are the best parks and inclines for snowman building and tobogganing in your area?
Update: From @BrianLeroux on Twitter: “EPIC SNO BALL FIGHT IN GASTOWN 3pm. Abbott and Water Street. #gastownsnowballfight”.
Update: Here’s a video from the Gastown Snowball Fight.
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