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What Are The Top 5 Snowboard Terrain Parks In Canada?

What Are The Top 5 Snowboard Terrain Parks In Canada?

So you’ve seen someone on TV do a cork frontside 360, and you want to try it out for yourself. However, you don’t want to go to any old basic park to try this… you want the best park.

Luckily, in this article, you’ll find the best parks in Canada to go hone your skills and master your tricks.

The best terrain parks in Canada are in BC and Alberta. In this article I have ranked the best 5 parks from 5-1, with 1 being the best. Read to the end to find out which one is the hands-down best park in Canada!

Terrain parkHighlightsDaily price
Highest Level – Whistler Blackcomb, BCOlympians use this park as their practice grounds$180
Great Divide Park- Sunshine Village, ABHas the renowned Coors Light wallride $130
Glacier Express- Lake Louise, AB
Cat track placement saves you lots of time$130
Telus park- Big White, BCDirect access from double chairlift to four levels$120
Skate Park – Cypress Mountain, BCKnown for its liquid like flow and vast variety$90

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#5:  Skate park – Cypress Mountain, BC

Coming in at number 5 is Cypress Mountains “skate park” located in Vancouver. The “skate park” is accessible by its brand new skyquad chairlift. It hosts numerous rails, boxes, and tubes, making for great variety and endless fun. 

The park is designed with maximum “flow” in mind so improvising along the run is easy and makes whatever line you pick exciting.

With a reasonable $90-a-day lift pass, this park is perfect for a quick weekday shred.

#4: TELUS Park – Big White, BC

TELUS park in Kelowna takes number 4 on the list. Upon taking their double chairlift directly to the top of the park, you will be greeted by 4 organized lanes. These lanes make it easy to pick your terrain based on your skill level.

Starting at small, the easiest, up to extra large – for only the most advanced riders. This park layout ensures every skill level can enjoy what the park has to offer.

From a half-pipe to a superpipe, it’s impossible to be bored. And if you get tired of doing tricks, the park offers a boardercross area, and on occasion hosts competitions.

$120 is what you’ll need to enjoy a day at this park, and every penny is worth it.

3. Glacier Express – Lake Louise, AB

I put the “Glacier Express” in Lake Louise at number 3. The convenience of their cat track in the park is something I love,. I love how you don’t have to ride back to a chair and can simply hop back on the track at the bottom of the park and back up you go.

One of my favorite features of this park is the wall ride section. Many tricks (and wipeouts) have been had here but it never loses its fun.

Another great feature of this park, besides all the boxes, rails, wave rides, and jumps, is the chill area. This is a great dedicated zone to take a break, have a snack, and socialize with all your fellow snowboarders.

The price of all this is $130 for a day, but it’s one of the best $130 you could spend.

#2: Great Divide Park – Sunshine Village, AB

Banff is known for its great snowboarding community, but its terrain park stands out as well. The park gets its name from being right on the borders of Alberta and BC.

It has a slopestyle design to it and has lots of open terrains. Though wide open, the park has enough jumps and jibs to fill it all.

A unique feature is the Coors Light wall ride they have. It’s easy to spend an entire day just hitting it and trying different variations. It is designed for intermediate to advanced riders and you are sure to witness some great riders pulling off some insane tricks.

Similar in price to Lake Louise, the price for a day pass here averages at $130.

#1: Highest Level – Whistler Blackcomb, BC

Whistler Blackcomb’s “Highest Level” terrain park takes the crown for the hands-down best park in Canada.

With a 1720 foot long stretch, and a 485 foot vertical drop, this park is for the most advanced riders only. Even if you are an advanced rider, a helmet here is mandatory. Olympians often choose this park to practice their skills, so that tells you something about its difficulty.

They have a triple chair lift that will take you directly to the top, saving your energy to hit all the various table tops, spines, and jibs which according to them, are the biggest in the industry – and I won’t argue with that.

To top it all off, they have a massive superpipe. Even if you could go here every day, you’d never run out of variety.

Though the price is steep at $180 a day, to ride at Canada’s top terrain park, it is worth it.

Final words

Canada is home to some of the best snowboard terrain parks in the world. From Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia to Mont Tremblant in Quebec, there are plenty of choices for all levels of riders. No matter which park you choose, remember to follow park rules and etiquette, and make sure you equip yourself with safety gear before you start hitting features and trying new tricks.

See also: My experience riding at Marmot Basin, Jasper