Slide into Winter Fun at WinSport’s Acura Tube Park

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Don’t hibernate this winter because winter just got more exciting with the new Acura Tube Park! This winter season, WinSport introduces the 9-lane tube park for Calgarians to enjoy the thrill and no-skill fun of snow tubing, without leaving the city!

Acura Tube Park, Calgary

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Acura Tube Park Brings Extra Winter Fun to Calgary

Acura Tube Park, Calgary

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If you’re like me – not interested in going skiing or snowboarding, but still want to enjoy the slopes, Acura Tube Park is the place for you!

Last week, I headed over to Canada Olympic Park with my friend, Terri-Lynn, to check out Acura Tube Park, the largest of its kind in Western Canada. The new attraction features 9 lanes, each about 200 meters long and slightly varied in speed. 

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Our Snow Tubing Experience

Acura Tube Park, Calgary

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Watching the smiling faces of those who had just slid down the hill, we were both pumped up to feel the rush and exhilaration of flying down the slopes! Each of us immediately grabbed our own tube and carried it up the carpet conveyor belt which whisked us up to the top of the hill!

At the top, you could choose to ride down the lane by yourself, in a pair, or in a group of four. You could even race against your friend in adjacent lanes! I recommended trying them all to experience the different levels of fun!

Acura Tube Park, Calgary

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Once we sat comfortably in the specially designed inflatable tubes, we held on tight and waited for the friendly staff to push us down the slope. We quickly hurtled down the snowy slope. Although we could neither steer nor stop, the sheer lack of control made it such screamingly good fun!

Acura Tube Park, Calgary

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For extra fun, ask the staff at the top to give you a spin! No need to worry about crashing through barriers – hay or mat is spread at the bottom of the lanes to help slow the tubes down.

Acura Tube Park, Calgary

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Tips for Visiting Acura Tube Park

  • Visit on weekdays: Weekends are busy. The best way to avoid the crowd is to visit the park in the evening (from 5pm-9pm) on a weekday. 
  • Plan to arrive before noon if visiting on weekend:  If weekend is the only free time you have, plan to visit the tube park before lunch time. After lunch, the line is long and it can take as long as 20 mins for your next turn!
  • Consider carpooling if visiting on weekend: there’s limited parking space in the main lot, which is the closest to the Acura Tube Park. Vehicles will need to be parked far away when the lot is overflown. Although the park provides shuttle back to the main lot, it can be quite a bit of a wait.
  • Dress warmly: Bundle up! Put on warm winter boots, snow pants, wind-resistant jacket, hat, earmuffs and mittens! 
  • Plan to spend 2-3 hours at the park: on a non-busy day, 2 hours should give you plenty of time to enjoy snow tubing fun. Consider adding an extra hour on a busy day as the wait time in between can be long.
  • Purchase the ticket online: if you need 2-hour passes, you can save time by buying your tickets online.
Acura Tube Park, Calgary

Busy on weekdays. Come prepared! // Photo Credit: Through The Linguaphile’s Lens

No skill or equipment required, Acura Tube Park provides a genuine downhill experience with a sense of adventure and excitement! Come celebrate this year’s winter season by flying down the slopes in your own tube. The park will remain open until the end of March so don’t miss out on this fun opportunity to enjoy the snow!

Acura Tube Park, Calgary

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About WinSport’s Acura Tube Park

Address: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary, AB
Hours: Mon-Fri 5pm-9pm; Sat-Sun 10am-5pm
Tickets: Adult $25.99 (2 hr), $27.99 (3 hr), $31.99 (4 hr)

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Acura Tube Park in Calgary provides a sense of adventure and excitement! Come celebrate the winter season by flying down the slopes in your own tube.

Disclaimer: This post is written in partnership with WinSport. As always, all opinions on For Two, Please are my own and I only recommend brands that I 100% stand behind.

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  1. Tubing sounds like so much fun for the winter!! I would love to try this out!

  2. Looks like a world of fun for people of all ages from kids to adults. We were doing this in December in Wisla Poland

  3. I’ve only ever tubed down rivers, this looks super cool 🙂

  4. I love this tube park. I am not much of a winter-skate person. But this way, I can enjoy the ice without really skating. Will definitely plan a trip

  5. I am blown! Acura Tube Park sounds like the ultimate place for snowy thrills in winter. The fact that I loved about this place is that it sounds totally safe even for someone who has never done snowboarding.

  6. What a crack up, I’ve done quite a bit of tubing in my younger days but never came across a proper tube park. Pretty cool idea though, I’ll be sure to keep this one in the mind whenever I finally get to visit Calgary. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Snow tubing sounds like so much fun! I love surfing so maybe it’s time to give this a go 🙂 Great tip about what time to go to avoid the crowds!

  8. Awesome! As someone born in a tropical country, I’ve neve actually seen snow. Haha. Might be great to have fun! Though I’m really easily cold!

    • Me too, Sam, I grew up in the tropics! When I first moved to Canada, I hated snow so much! Now, I am still not used to it, but at least activities like this make me appreciate it more 🙂

  9. I grew up in Pennsylvania (lots of hills!) so I went snow tubing pretty much regularly. We used the same tubes we used for the swimming pool in the snow 😛 – Your situation looks a lot more safe! I want to see Canada so badly!

    • Hahaha, that’s what I would have used too, if they don’t provide the tubes. As long as you have something to hold onto, you should be safe! Yes, come!! I will take you around!

  10. This looks like so much fun! I’m a snowboarder but my DAD would love this. He hurt his back skiing a long time ago but he still loves playing in the snow, this is the perfect winter activity for my old man haha

  11. I love the photos you provided, they make me want to go frolik in the snow! We don’t have much of that here! I just noted everything down, thanks!

  12. That looks like a fun and great way to spend a snowy day! I’ve always wanted to find a sport that doesn’t require the same skills as skiing or snowboarding and this looks great! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  13. This looks amazing!! I live at the beach and would kill for some fun snow!

  14. This looks like so much fun. I love anything that goes fast and makes my heart skip a beat. I would definitely try snow tubing any day of the week.

  15. I am a big fan of adventure sport. we also have snow park here in Delhi but that is indoor and small. This looks better than that. its a huge one and open which makes it perfect. loved it.

  16. I absolutely love love love tubing! Now that I’m not so nimble anymore (hah, I’m only 24 lol) but my body just can’t snowboard like it used to, I am way too out of shape! I think tubing is such a fun activity to do with your friends, and I’d seriously never get tired of it haha

  17. I never thought there were amusement parks like this one. Well, Acura Tube Park looks a good place to have a lot of fun on a cold day in the middle of the winter! I have never tried anything like this but I would surely love to!

  18. That looks like a lot of fun!! And snow, snow is everywhere! Love it!

  19. I have always wanted to snow tube! Looks so fun! Love all your photos as well 🙂 

  20. This seems sooooo fun! I already showed my husband (he’s from Calgary) so that next time we’re in town during winter we’ll have to take his nephews and nieces. Is snow an issue there this year? I know that sometimes it doesn’t snow enough (kind of what happened during the 1988 Olympics)

    • I didn’t know that your husband is from Calgary! It would be great if you can visit again and we can all meet up! This year, it has been snowing quite a lot so it is perfect for all kinds of winter sports!

  21. Oh this place looks so fun! I just went river tubing in Costa Rica, I imagine it’d be kinda different in the snow! I’ve been to Calgary before but this is a fantastic reason to go back – I won’t have time this winter, but the next one I’d be pretty keen 🙂 

    • River tubing sounds so fun with more scenery to see, I bet! Snow tubing happens so fast (like 15 secs) but is just a little fun we enjoy in the winter that requires zero skill haha! I don’t know if this tube park will still be there next year, but there’s always one in Banff that you can go to!

  22. Oh tubing looks like so much fun! I love that they bring this into the city. I’m such a snow bunny and love any excuse to get dressed up and go play in the snow. I’d so be up for racing down against friends. If only Melbourne could do the same thing.

  23. This looks like so much fun. Its huge and the fact that you can race with your friends and that it requires no skill at all will appeal to all sorts of people. Thanks for all the tips in the end.

  24. Ahhh!! This looks like so much fun! What a perfect way to enjoy the cold weather and get people outside and playing in the snow.

  25. This sounds so much fun. I have done a lot of tubing in water parks on slides, but this seems innovative. I personally don’t like skiing or ice skating but this is one thing I would love to do.

  26. We love tubing. We love skiing and snowboarding too, but tubing is a much better couples activity. You can play together much more easily on tubes. This place sounds awesome. 

  27. Growing up in Toronto, I embrace the winter as best I could unless it is -20 out there! I used to love tubing as a kid and would totally get the staff to spin mine! 2-3 hours is a great amount of time to enjoy the fun there. I need to head there for some wintry fun!

  28. That looks like a lot of fun and a great way to beat winter blues! Since I have no skiing skills whatsoever, this is a good alternative for me. Looks like you had a blast!

  29. WinSports looks like a great time. I love how it’s in the city, makes it easier to get to. The tube racing would be fun, especially racing against friends. Great tips, especially the one about spending only 2 to 3 hours. Tubing is more than skiing so a couple of hours is perfect.

  30. Love how comprehensive this post is! Thanks for sharing all that information. It reminds me of the time I was in Mount Titlis in New Zealand!

  31. I usually avoid the snow like the plague and head to the beaches instead. This looks like a whole lot of fun and may just change my mind. I’m not planning to be in Calgary anytime soo but I will definitely keep it in mind.

  32. This looks like so much fun! I’ve never gone tubing in snow before, so this is definitely something I’d try.

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