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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, North Vancouver holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Grouse Mountain and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • August 15, 2017
    We decided to have a day at Grouse and it turned out to be an excellent experience! The free shuttle bus made life easy and the guy at the stand (at Canada Place) was very helpful and explained journe...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    You could spend a day up here, but we spent a great morning here. Got there early so some of it wasn't open - yet! Took the bear trail walk - fairly easy - to see various attractions at the top of the...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Went up just for the tram ride and a walk around the top. Turns out we spend all day up there with all the activities, wildlife, snowball fights and exploring. Such a great experience, I highly recomm...  more »
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  • July 4, 2017
    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!
  • June 18, 2017
    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!
  • June 10, 2017
    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
  • June 11, 2017
    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
  • July 2, 2017
    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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