Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver

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#1 of 7 in Nature in North Vancouver
Not just for skiing and soaking up the views, Grouse Mountain serves as a major year-round playground for both tourists and locals. Known as the "Peak of Vancouver," this mountaintop recreational area offers plenty of chances to hike, zipline, paraglide, and attend or take part in lumberjack events. Access the summit via a scenic chairlift ride or by hiking up a network of rustic trails. Other year-round attractions include a mountaintop wildlife refuge and theater. For a different perspective, consider joining a helicopter sightseeing tour. To visit Grouse Mountain and other attractions in North Vancouver, use our North Vancouver online holiday planner .
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  • Purchased a ticket from the service desk at Grouse and headed up on the gondola. When we got up, we learned that the peak gondola (to get to the top of the mountain) was closed, and everything else wa...  more »
  • Grouse Mountain, in North Vancouver, is around 15 minutes from downtown by car. A gondola that can carry 100 guests takes around 6 minutes to go from base to the top. With the warmer weather, the ski ...  more »
  • I visited Grouse Mountain last week. I met the shuttle near Canada Place and enjoyed the 30 minute ride. Once we got to the mountain we were crowded onto the sky ride until you could not move. I belie...  more »
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  • We took the lift a little late in the day so didn't have much time to sightsee, but we we're able to get right on. The ride up had some great views of the city. After landing, we walked through the light trail which was pretty cool, some of the lights were out but overall a good experience. The ride back down was a long wait, about an hour and a half. Most likely due to the nice weather that day.
  • You can't miss Grouse Mountain if you are in Vancouver. In a mere 20 minute drive or 40 minute commute from downtown, you will immerse yourself in a breathtaking and completely accessible environment. If you are lucky and visit on a clear sky day, sightseeing will occupy a great portion of your stay. The city is easily visible from atop. Starbucks and a restaurant will be your only choices for food, but I can assure you that it's enough. Skiing and snowboarding are priced reasonably, and you will have no hassle in paying the fees for a great experience. Don't forget to keep warm and bring gloves, a hat, socks and comfy clothes.
  • Grouse is a great location in both summer and winter for hiking. I'd highly recommend an annual pass for locals - it pays for itself in a few visits. One issue with Grouse though (mostly on sunny winter days) is the lack of parking. Be prepared to arrive early to get a spot or spend a lot of time circling the lots. Also keep in mind that wait times to get the gondola down can be an hour or more if you are going down at the end of the day along with everyone else.
  • This is the place where my whole family visit the all year long. We've been having the membership since 5 years ago. Usually just for the summer Grouse Grind and sightseeing, and 3 years ago kids started their ski lessens. This winter is fun one since they can go skiing on their own now and I was lucky to get my vacation on the spring break so me and my wife tried snowshoe grind and love it.
  • Group tour was such good value. I highly recommend it for teachers. Hiwus long house and the elder who spoke to us brought the lived experiences of Indigenous people of the past and present to life for us. The food they served was delicious! Loved my first snowshoeing experience as well!!
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