Experience the thrill of tobogganing – a Manitoba winter tradition and a great way to embrace the winter season!
Before you head out, review these tips to help you and your child stay safe. All toboggan hills are use at your own risk.
Check the sled to make sure it’s in good shape before you use it.
Don’t go down hills on plastic discs or inner tubes. They aren’t safe because they’re hard to control.
Wear a helmet (hockey, ski, or snowboard type). If possible, wear a ski helmet because they’re made for cold weather and for similar falls and speeds.
Tell your child how important it is to dress warmly, and teach them about frostbite. Take off wet clothes and boots when you’re done.
Dress in warm layers.
Go down the hill sitting up or kneeling on the sled. Don’t go down head first or flat on your back. Slide down the middle of the hill.
When you get to the bottom of the hill, move quickly out of the way. If your child falls or crashes, watch them for signs of injury.
Choose hills with a gentle slope and a long, clear run-off area free from trees or other obstacles. Stay away from icy hills and don’t sled on ice-covered rivers, streams, or ponds.
Stay away from roads, rivers, railway tracks, and parking lots. Only go sledding in the daylight.
Toboganning in Selkirk
The toboggan hill at Little Lake Park offers a great place to enjoy the mature trees within the park and sled down the large toboggan hill.
NEW December 2022 – Sled Borrowing Bin
The City of Selkirk has created a sled borrowing bin at Little Lake Park. Need a sled to borrow? No problem! Borrow one while at Little Lake Park and return to the storage bin once done. Use at own risk.
Have an extra sled laying around at home? Kids too old to toboggan? Donate it! Simply drop off your sled at the borrowing bin for others to enjoy. We ask any donations to be still fully functional and not broken/damaged.