Grouse Mountain, Vancouver
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Address: 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver, BC V7R 4K9, Canada
Ticket Price: 40 CAD
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
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About Grouse Mountain, Vancouver
The North Shore Mountains in Vancouver are a range of beautiful green mountains that are worth visiting near the city. Grouse Mountain is perhaps the most popular and easy to visit amongst them. The Mountain is about 4000 feet in height. And if you are not up for scaling it, don’t worry; you can just take a ride in one of the chairlifts that make the whole thing a thrilling experience.
The Mountain looks and feels starkly different in summer and winter and is more than worth a visit in both the seasons. In both the seasons you can go up in the chair lift but in Summer you will additionally find the Grouse Mountain road trail if you are up for it. There are also special shows in summer which are worth visiting. But the real fun of going to Grouse Mountain is when it is seasoned with white snow in winter.
Standing at 4000 feet, the Grouse Mountain is one of the most popular peaks of the North Shore Mountains of Vancouver. You have the option of going up walking or on chairlifts, while enjoying a scenic view of the whole ranges. Tickets for Grouse Mountain chairlifts and other touring options are available online and at the spot. If you wish to avoid long queues it is best to buy tickets or Grouse Mountain beforehand from out ticketing platform. You can also check Grouse Mountain ticket prices here and combine Grouse Mountain tickets with other touring options for great deals.
Grouse Mountain Information
- Self-guided walking tours are also available.
Grouse Mountain Opening and Closing Hours
- Holiday hours of the mountain : 8:30am–6:00pm (24th December) & 8:30am–8:00pm (25th December)
- Skyride (round trips): 8:45am–10:00pm
- In summer, skyride starts at 7:30 am.
- Guided eco-walk tours ( May to September): 11:00am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:00pm
How To reach Grouse Mountain by Public Transport
- Bus 232 to Phibbs Exchange
Restaurants Near Grouse Mountain
- The Observatory
- Altitudes Bistro
- Earls Restaurant
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Grouse Mountain, Vancouver Reviews
I look to forward to coming back to visit again on a clear day, though regardless it was absolutely stunning to wander around in the snow. Staff are friendly and accommodating, snow tubing was a really good time and we watched a group of 16 people go down together which looked like loads of fun! We also enjoyed wandering across the suspension bridge and enjoying the view. Would we consider coming back to try snow shoeing some of the trails! Food and drinks are a little pricey but not more than any other attractions in the area, however they do have some different kind of cocktails and delicious mulled wine. I recommend the chai tea with a shot of baileys to make it a latte. Lots a families and kids having a great time running around in the snow, and not too crowded. If it’s not obvious, make sure you dress appropriately in the winter with thermal layers, a good water proof (or at least resistant) coat and boots. Consider getting micro spikes to pull onto the bottom of your shoes for traction when walking even if you’re not visiting to do any sports as the snow can become slippery in areas of high foot traffic even though the staff do their best to maintain all of these areas and keep them safe. We booked online with the shuttle from downtown Vancouver, pick up and drop off made life really easy.
This mountain is spectacular. As a Manitoban, I can say that this was definitely one of the first mountains I experienced in more ways then just driving past. You can easily get to the base of the mountain via public transit and there is paid parking if you have driven as weĺl. The Gondola ride is a bit spooky although I am afraid of heights. Once on the top you forget that you're so high up. I find that most people aren't so amazed by the natural beauty here. As someone who didn't grow up around mountains I would definitely recommend this place to any visitor's. I have been there twice, it is very easy to spend a whole day here. You can go snowboarding, skiing or just take a general ride up and walk around, rent snow shoes, go sledding, ride this huge sleigh or go "skating". The ice rink is small but I can see its appeal if you're not used to it. There is a canteen with good food, a fancier restaurant that serves comfort food and several gift shops. All in all I would definitely recommend and I always take my visitors there!
First proper snow experience... From walking on slippery roads at the base station, to the gondola ride, and the awesome atmosphere at the top. Wow. I'll be back often in the future, to play in the snow some more. Also the complex at the top is great. Need to go spend some more time there. Really happy that I had the chance to go snowshoeing here.
I have been going to Grouse for skiing and snowboarding for the past 4 years and it has been awesome however, this year it’s really really busy. The line ups take hours to get through. Today and yesterday I had snowboarding lessons and both days I was late for my lesson because there was also a separate long line to rent my equipment. Luckily today, there was a separate line for people in lessons to get on the gondola faster but a lot of people didn’t know about it. I understand that the winter season at Grouse can be busy, but I wish that more could be done to improve the situation.
If you enjoy sitting on the ground eating your lunch, purchased at the mountain - due to lack of space and seating in the lodge - this is your place. If you enjoy taking your board off to get to the lodge or lifts then this perfect for you. Not my kind of place, I like to be able to sit and eat my lunch and have a nice flow to the ride. Of course the line up issue is very clear and has been an issue at Grouse for years. Definitely wouldn't recommend, head to Seymour or Cypress instead, if you're local. Hemlock - newly names sasquatch - is a small mountain, but a lot more flow to it and the lodge has way more seating. It's quite comical how the lack of seating issue hasn't been eradicated even though it's always been an issue. It seems management only cares about the money they make and not the enjoyment of clients