Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver

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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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  • We drove here from downtown—about a seven-mile ride—and parked in the lot for C$4. The sky ride tickets were C$15-45 each—a bit steep at the higher end for adults. We had to take it easy—with a bit le...  more »
  • In Vancouver, also worth visiting Grouse Mountain, a mountain, which you can reach by cable car. The ascent and descent, it's fantastic, because it has a wide vision (with the clean time-because there it rains a lot) of all Vancouver and Bay. Grouse Mountain is a very nice Park, with many trails, the visitor centre with a panoramic restaurant and snack bars; one of the trails leads to a viewpoint where you can observe a couple of Grizzly bears (brown bears-is one of the largest land carnivores of today-1.70 to 2.50 m high and standing reaches 3 meters). The walk to the base of the mountain where you take the cable car (Ticket-42 U $ CAD) is ahead of the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, in the same way, a few kilometers ahead. I suggest doing these walks in 2 days. We did the 2 in the same, and Sunday-where were we, and the rest in the world at Grouse Mountain, and the visit to the Grouse Mountain was hampered because it is ride for several hours. But still, it was worth it. Recommend. Also ride *****
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  • We visited here as part of a day trip. Unfortunately the weather was very cloudy and drizzling the day we visited but it didn't spoil our time. It was very foggy when we took the gondola to the top bu...  more »
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  • I did the grind in 1 hour and 8 minutes. It was a challenging and fun climb. It is steep but worth every sweat that dripped down my back! It is only an uphill climb and you will have to take the gandola ride coming down. When on top there is a cafe with an outdoor patio where you can enjoy the magnificent view or Vancouver. I highly recommend this experience to everyone!
  • What a beautiful place! You have to see the views from above of Vancouver or gorgeous of the sounding mountains. They are amazing and you will just stare all around for a very long time and not want to leave this place! Make sure you do some sort of an activity like zip-lining which will just make the experience 100 times better! We did the mountain ziplines, amazing, just amazing!
  • An amazing surprise - I was expecting a lame and small chairlift to a lookout of some sort. What we got was an amazing gondola ride to a real ski resort with fresh snow and even Grizzly Bears thrown in. This place was one of the highlights from a 5 week holiday adventure and should be a "must do" for everyone. I suppose the locals are used to having snow such a short drive from the city but for travellers from Queensland, Australia this was such a delightful surprise
  • We only had one day in Vancouver and we spent it at Stanley Park and Grouse Mountain and we would recommend the same to anyone visiting for a short period of time. They had a great bird show, great views of the city and nearby landscape and a bear habitat. I would recommend buying the package that gets you all the way to the top of the Eye of the Wind
  • Great place to ski/snowboard/snowshoe/skate all day. Beautiful mountainous​ view especially during winter with the snow capped peaks. They have a small shop that sells "beaver tails" pastry crepe things.

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Often overshadowed by its larger and more famous southern neighbor, North Vancouver offers relatively little by way of accommodations. Your best bet is to look towards the shore, along Esplanade Avenue and the streets directly behind, where you'll find a few hotels offering views over the pier. Stay west of the center, along Capilano Road, for easy access to the Capilano River and surrounding parks. You can also consider staying in Vancouver proper and take public transport across the harbor.
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