Guide to Grouse Mountain in Vancouver, BC

Winter Sports & Summer Activities on Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain Skyride
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Grouse Mountain Vancouver Overview

One of the Top 10 Vancouver Attractions, Grouse Mountain is a year-round resort that offers skiing and snowboarding in winter, hiking in spring and summer, and entertainment, outdoor activities and unparalleled views in every season.

Located about 15 minutes north of downtown Vancouver, Grouse Mountain is a favourite destination for visitors and locals alike. Its year-round attractions include the famous Grouse Mountain Skyride (North America’s largest aerial tram system), which takes visitors on a one-mile aerial journey, and the Eye of the Wind wind turbine (which also has stunning city views), as well as shopping and dining.

Winter at Grouse Mountain Vancouver

Winter at Grouse Mountain is packed with activities. The closest ski resort to downtown Vancouver, Grouse Mountain has 26 ski and snowboard runs and four lifts. While Grouse can't compete with Whistler, it is comparable to Cypress Mountain, with runs for intermediate, advanced, and beginner skiers. 

Other winter outdoor activities at Grouse Mountain include snowshoe trails, the kid-friendly Sliding Zone, an outdoor, illuminated Light Walk, sleigh rides, and the annual Peak of Christmas winter holiday celebration, which includes appearances from Santa.

Spring, Summer & Fall at Grouse Mountain Vancouver

When its not too snowy or icy, Grouse Mountain is home to one of the most famous hiking trails in Vancouver: the Grouse Grind. The 2.9km trail up the face of Grouse Mountain isn't easy--its for intermediate and expert hikers only--but its free to climb and just $10 for the gondola ride back down.

In addition to the year-round activities, summer visitors can Mountain Zip Line, visit the bears at the Wildlife Refuge, play disc golf, go paragliding, and take a breathtaking Heli-Tour.

Getting to Grouse Mountain Vancouver

Grouse Mountain is located at 6400 Nancy Greene Way in North Vancouver. Parking is available for drivers, or visitors can use public transit. In the summer, a General Admission ticket allows visitors to use the free Grouse Mountain shuttle; the shuttle's downtown Vancouver pickup and drop-off points are at Canada Place, the Hyatt Regency and the Blue Horizon Hotel.

Grouse Mountain Vancouver Features

Making the Most of Your Visit

Whatever time of year you go, Grouse Mountain is so packed with activities that you can easily spend the entire day there. If you love fine dining, you won't want to miss a chance to have dinner or dessert at The Observatory, which boasts some of the most breathtaking views of any restaurant in Metro Vancouver.

If you do want to combine a trip to Grouse Mountain with other Vancouver attractions, the famed Capilano Suspension Bridge is located practically next door. Another of the Top 10 Vancouver Attractions, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is home to the Suspension Bridge, plus other outdoor adventure attractions like the Cliffwalk and Treetops Adventure.

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