Known as both a resort and an attraction, Grouse Mountain is a popular North Vancouver year-round mountain playground. There’s no better view of Vancouver’s North Shore and the city of Vancouver than the one you’ll see from the famous Grouse Mountain Skyride, an aerial tram that ferries visitors up the mountain 365 days a year.
Your mountaintop adventure begins as you get off the Skyride, and arrive in the Peak Chalet. You’ll find a variety of dining and shopping options, as well as the Theatre in the Sky.
Grouse Mountain has an exceptional collection of award-winning dining high above the city. The Observatory is the crown jewel of the resort’s restaurant collection.
Feel the wind on your face as you glide above the treetops and ascend from 1,610 metres from the Valley Station to the Peak Chalet on the roof of the Skyride! On your trip you will learn about the inner workings of the aerial tramway system. Age 12+
Reserve your spot on the Skyride at www.grousemountain.com or call 604-980-9311.
The Grouse Grind trail takes you through steep and rugged terrain from the North Vancouver plateau to the glorious Grouse mountain peak. The trail is only 2.9 km long, but it is very challenging with 2,830 stairs and an elevation gain of 2,800 ft. You can understand why “The Grind” is a favourite spot for locals to improve their fitness level in a hurry. On average you can expect the climb to take up to an hour and a half to complete, depending on your fitness level, novice hikers should allow up to two hours.
Activities All Year
Summertime on Grouse Mountain is a great time for going for a hike, watching a lumberjack show, visiting wildlife refuge, taking a helicopter tour, paragliding, watching a Birds of Prey demonstration. Year round you can go to a movie at the Theatre in the Sky, and enjoy impressive dining options. Winter on Grouse Mountain includes great skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and ice-skating.
Enjoy one of the most unforgettable outdoor experiences on the Lower Mainland! A Grouse Mountain Zipline Tour puts you high above the alpine rainforest, careening through the air at top speeds of 80 km/hour. The zipline experience will give you a unique perspective, as well as heart-pounding thrills with exploration of BC’s breathtaking old-growth forests.
Eye of the Wind
British Columbia’s wind energy icon and newest technological marvel, the Eye of the Wind is the world’s first wind turbine with a one-of-a-kind panoramic viewPOD at the top of the tower. The viewPOD is accessible by elevator – providing visitors with a close-up view of wind energy at work plus a 360-degree view of the Lower Mainland.
Be sure to stop by and visit the resident grizzly bears, Grinder and Coola, in their wilderness sanctuary. There is a research, education and conservation centre on the mountain. Ranger talks and interpretive programs also included with your admission ticket. The bears do hibernate in the winter.
This summer Grouse Mountain is offering Summer of Flight programs featuring a wide variety of flight-themed activities suitable for the whole family! Listen to Ranger Talks, go on a guided bird watching tour, take part in the paper airplane challenge, learn about flight at the Theatre in the Sky. Be sure to visit the interpretive information centre at the Grizzly Lookout, or book a special Breakfast with the Bears.
Awaiting you mountaintop is the famous Lumberjack Show. The performers, Johnny and Willie, are ready to determine who is the best lumberjack. Watch them saw, climb and hack their way to the top with their unique outdoor abilities. Shows included with your admission ticket.
Shows: May long weekend-October long weekend
Birds in Motion
At the Birds in Motion demonstration on Grouse Mountain, you will witness the the hunting skills of the eagle, hawk and falcon. Prepare to be awed by the incredible flying skills of the Peregrine Falcon, the world’s fastest living animal.
Shows: May long weekend-October long weekend
Try the 18-hole disc golf course atop Grouse Mountain. The course is open everyday from 9:00am-dusk, during ‘green’ season.
Access to the course is complimentary with your Alpine Experience ticket.
Discs are available at the Outpost.
Getting to Grouse Mountain
Grouse Mountain is an easy 15 minute drive from downtown Vancouver, located in the district of North Vancouver. For guest services and central reservations call: (604) 980-9311.
Follow Georgia Street through Stanley Park and across the Lion’s Gate Bridge. Take the North Vancouver exit to Marine Drive, then left up Capilano Road for 5 km (3.1 miles). Or, from the Ironworkers’ Memorial Second Narrows Bridge, follow Highway #1 westbound to Capilano Road Exit North.
The public transit system offers regular service to the base of Grouse Mountain every half hour. Catch Bus 232 from Phibbs Exchange or Bus 236 from Lonsdale Quay. For more schedules and info visit the TransLink website.
6400 Nancy Greene Way
North Vancouver, BC