Winter time or summer time, it's play time on Vancouver's North Shore mountains - Grouse, Cypress and Seymour. All three local peaks offer breath taking, panoramic views of the area. The North Shore mountains are sure to give you a rush. Try the Grouse Mountain Zipline for heart pounding thrills while enjoying the old-growth forests.
In the winter, the local mountains are the destination for all snow sport enthusiasts. 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.
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°.
Cypress Mountain is known as Vancouver's big mountain experience, and was the site of the 2010 Games freestyle skiing and snowboarding events. A few of the activities you can enjoy on Cypress include: skiing, riding, cross-country skiing, snowtubing, snowshoeing, hiking and downhill mountain biking.
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The Grouse Mountain Skyride is an aerial tram that carries visitors up and down the mountain. The Skyride offers spectacular views of the North Shore and the city of Vancouver. Activities on Grouse include: Zipline and Eye of the Wind tours, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and more!
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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 a range of terrain for skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers, snow tubing, tobogganing and terrain park.
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