About Grouse Mountain
North Vancouver, Canada
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Year round activities such as skiing and snowboarding in the Winter and Spring and Sight seeing and Hiking in the Summer. They just added a zip-line.
The Grouse Grind is a popular 1-1.5 hour hike (for the average person) that has been described as Mother Nature's Stairmaster. It should not be underestimated by the out of shape though, as it climbs steeply up 2,800 feet of vertical from the parking lot to the peak.
First To Review: Aaron C.
Jun 26, 2008
Grouse is a beautiful mountain range located in the northern suburb of North Vancouver. It's less than a 20 minute drive from most of downtown. Mountain biking and hiking are both huge here and there is an active ski and snowboard season in the winter months. You can see all of Vancouver from the top and can enjoy a Gondola ride from ground level to the top of the mountain (though it is quite expensive). On top you'll find shops, recreation and a nice restaurant. Don't miss ice skating on the actual pond at Christmas time - it's a real treat!
Oct 19, 2008
In the winter, great for skiing and snowboarding because it is the EASIEST mountain to get to via public transportation.
Snowboarding (or skiing!) down the moutain with its breathtaking views of the city is just amazing. I find the runs are kind of short but that's okay.
In the summer, try the challenging hike dubbed the Grouse Grind (see: reviews).
Once at the top, there are a lot of wooden sculptures, a lumber jack show in the summer, zip-lining, a bear park (there's a few of them) and more hiking/walking around.
Oct 20, 2007
There are many good hiking trails around Grouse Mountain, ranging from the very popular Grouse Grind to part of the Baden-Powell trail.
The Grouse Grind isn't particularly enjoyable since it has no real views until you get to the top, and is pretty much non-stop uphill slogging. It is an excellent way to get in shape though, and a bit of a local phenomenon.
May 20, 2010
The Grouse mountain hike is great but it took longer than expected. But the scenery was beautiful - all those tall pine trees and the smell after forest. I really enjoyed that. On top there is the possibility to see two Grizzlies behind a fence but they mostly hide in the woods. We took the cabin down. Great work out in great landscape!
Dec 17, 2011
If you're in vancouver, this is a great place to check out at any time of year. It hosts skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice skating, and lots of other winter-time activities. In the summer, there is hiking (including the infamous Grouse Grind Trail), lumberjack shows, and animal interaction stations.