Winter can be tough to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. It’s often too cold to hit the slopes or skate outdoors, but a sleigh ride is a perfect family outing. Just bundle up under a warm blanket and bring a thermos of hot chocolate, and you’re ready for a fun-filled adventure. Check out this guide to Winter Sleigh Rides in New Brunswick to plan a unique and exciting family outing.
Most Sleigh Rides in New Brunswick start once we have a good layer of snow, and it is not icy. Expect sleigh rides to start being available in mid-late December or early January.
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***2023/2024 Winter UPDATE: Please visit linked sites to confirm up-to-date details on dates, services, and pricing.
Country Sleigh Rides is located at 3294 Rt 490 Dundas (5 mins from the Irishtown community center). The sleigh ride takes about 40 mins and they have some animals you can see in the barn. Daytime and evening rides are available, with a maximum of 16 people. You can send Andrea Flanagan or Nick Flanagan a private message on Facebook or call 506-874-4090
Broadleaf Ranch is located at 5526 Rte. 114, Hopewell Hill in Albert County, offers one-hour rides, requiring booking. There is a maximum of 20 people. There is a restaurant on-site and other winter activities as well. Call 506-882-2349 or send them an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to make your reservation.
Snider Mountain Sleigh Rides – Located at 461 Snider Mountain Road, Snider Mountain, NB. The sleigh accommodates up to 6 adults and 3 children and lasts approx. 30 minutes, riding through the ranch trails.
Mountain View Stables – Located at 156 Dickie Mountain Rd in Norton and a location at 1730 Route 705 in Wickham.
Sandwith’s Sleigh Rides is located just 10 minutes outside of Fredericton on Royal Road. Meals and Snack options are available.
Mactaquac Provincial Park Grant’s Sleigh Rides is located at 1265 Route 105, Mactaquac, NB (Call 506-328-7030). Offering sleigh rides up to a maximum of 20 people at a time. Check their page for more details.
St. Stephen Region
Jordan Sleigh Rides call 466-4172 for more information.
Saint John Region
Saint John Rockwood Park offers an opportunity to experience the trails at the pace of yesteryear by wagon or sleigh. Call Mike and Lees for more information: (506) 633-7659
Sunny Side Sleigh Rides is located in Belldune, NB. All rides are by appointment only. The ride lasts for about forty-five minutes, then all guests are invited to enjoy a campfire, some hot chocolate/apple cider, and marshmallows, all of which are provided.
Sled Dog Adventures offers dog sled experiences from 40 minutes in length to multi-day adventures!
Village Blanchard Sleigh Rides – Sleigh rides are available seasonally from January to March. Call for reservations: 506-727-6803 / 506-727-3291
Sealy Sleigh Rides is located in Salmon Beach, just outside Bathurst, NB. You will enjoy a sleigh ride that lasts about 45 min to an hour.
Deer Country Adventures is located in Salmon Beach, NB. This is a tractor-drawn sleigh ride.
Enjoy a ride along their privately groomed trails and experience a rare deer wintering area. Rides are day or evening by appointment only, last approximately one hour, and return to a warm and cozy rustic cabin. Their sled can accommodate between 22-24 adults.
Fletcher’s Sleigh Rides – Take a sleigh ride through a wooded trail to a cozy camp. There you can try out snowshoeing or sliding or just sit by the stove and warm up with hot chocolate. Offering a 2-hour ride and a 4-hour ride. There is a 10-person minimum and 20-person maximum. You can message them on FB or call @ 773-9367
Hood’s Sleigh Rides is located at 405 Red Rock Rd, Red Rock, NB. Phone (506) 367-2531 for more details on pricing and times.
Clarke’s Sleigh Rides offer an optional mid-trail open-fire cookout, located at 379 Mainstream Rd, Brighton, NB. (Text or call Jared 506-425-8185)
Approximately 50 mins on the trail and 30 minutes to cook your hotdogs and boil the kettle for tea and hot chocolate!
Pick a region, find a sleigh ride, a festival, or a toboggan hill, and make plans for some winter Family Fun in New Brunswick!