North Shore Mountains
All three North Shore mountains offer breathtaking, panoramic views of the area.
Winter time or summer time, it’s play time on Vancouver’s North Shore mountains – Grouse, Cypress and Seymour. Try the Grouse Mountain Zipline for heart pounding thrills while enjoying the old-growth forests.
Fall & Winter Activities
The local mountains are the destination for all snow sport enthusiasts in fall and winter. All three local mountains are open late for night skiing under the lights. Winter activities include: downhill and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, tubing and tobogganing. Whatever your skill level, you’ll be sure to find a run that’s right for you at one of the three local mountains, all just minutes away from downtown Vancouver.
The Skyride carries visitors up and down Grouse Mountain. The Skyride offers spectacular views of the North Shore and the city of Vancouver. Activities include: ziplining, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and more!
Cypress Mountain is Vancouver’s only big mountain experience. Home of the the 2010 Games freestyle skiing and snowboarding events. Activities include: skiing, riding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and mountain biking.
Mt. Seymour is an excellent destination for all ages to experience the wonderful winter outdoors. Seymour Mountain offers spectacular views of the Vancouver area, and has a range of terrain for skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing.
Spring & Summer Activities
In the summer, the local mountains offer an abundance of back-country hiking trails that take you through pristine mountain forests and alpine meadows. The vibrant Coast Mountain rainforest makes North and West Vancouver’s trails a mecca for all levels of mountain bikers. The popular Grouse Grind is not for the faint of heart. This rugged ascent has an elevation gain of 2800 feet and can be as steep as 45°.