Grouse Mountain

A ride up the Grouse Mountain Gondola offers spectacular vistas as it briskly transports you to the summit where you will find a wealth of year round activities and dining options

Spectaular sunset view of Vancouver and beyond from Grouse Mountain
Spectaular sunset view of Vancouver and beyond from Grouse Mountain cc licensed flickr photo shared by Robert Nyman

Famous for skiing and winter activities, Grouse Mountain is a year round 'playground' that offers a wealth of activities throughout the year. This is a very easy place to spend an entire day exploring. You certainly won't regret staying long enough to enjoy the sunset and watch the city transform into a sea of lights as night falls.

The peak of Grouse Mountain reaches just over 4000 feet above sea level offering spectacular views of Vancouver and the surrounding mountains. On a clear day you can see all the way across Georgia Straight to Vancouver Island as well as to Mount Baker in Washington State.

Public transit takes you right to the base of the Grouse Mountain Gondola (Skyride) where your admission fee includes the spectacular gondola ride up to the Chalet along with plenty of fun things to see and do at the top.

During the summer months you can hike up the mountain for free via the famous Grouse Grind hiking trail which gains 2800 feet in just 2.9 kilometres. This is a pretty tough hike so we only recommend it if you are in good physical condition, have suitable footwear and clothing and take along plenty of drinking water. The average hiker takes 1½ to 2 hours to ascend the trail. If you do decide to hike up the Grouse Grind, you can get a discounted rate for the gondola ride back down from the top. You can also enjoy all of the activities that are included in the fee for the ride up.

The first lodge on the mountain was built by hand in the 1920s by hauling planks up the same route as the trail. Over the years it has grown and developed into the multifaceted destination it is today.

Summer activities covered by your admission include the Gondola (Skyride) up and down the mountain, The Theatre in the Sky, The Refuge for Endangered Wildlife, The World Famous Lumberjack Show, Birds in Motion Demonstration, Scenic Chairlift Rides and Mountaintop Eco Walks. Other exciting activities available for an additional charge include, tandem paragliding, ziplining, helicopter tours and also their newest attraction - The Eye of the Wind, a massive power producing wind turbine with an elevator and a 360 degree observation area (watch the video below for more on this).

In addition to skiing, winter activities include the Skyride up and down the mountain, The Theatre in the Sky, The Refuge for Endangered Wildlife, Snow shoeing (rentals available), Outdoor Ice Skating, Sleigh Rides, and The Peak of Christmas.

There are several different dining options on the mountain: The Observatory (Fine Dining), Altitudes Bistro (Contemporary Dining), Lupins Cafe, Grizzly Lookout Café and the Grouse Grind Coffee Bar.


Eye of the Wind is just one of many fantastic experiences you'll enjoy during a visit to Grouse Mountain

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Open Now: No

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Thursday: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

Address: 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver, BC V7R 4K9, Canada

Phone: (604) 980-9311

Official Website: Grouse Mountain

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How to get to Grouse Mountain by Skytrain, Seabus and Bus

Skytrain, Seabus and Bus Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Expo or Canada LineWaterfront Station1 Minute

From Waterfront Station take the Seabus over to Lonsdale Quay. After exiting the Seabus walk to Bay 8 at the bus loop and catch the #236 Grouse Mountain bus and take it to it terminus at the base of the Grouse Mountain Gondola (Skyride). Note: This route takes you past three other attractions so if you are planning to visit them you may wish to stop off and see them along the way. They are Lonsdale Quay Public Market, Capilano Suspension Bridge and Cleveland Dam

During the summer months, Grouse Mountain also operates a free shuttle bus service between Canada Place which is right next to Waterfront Station. During July and August, on days with good weather, it runs every 30 minutes on the half-hour between 9:30am and 5:30pm. Full details can be found on the official website linked to below.

Grouse Mountain Reviews

Overall Rating: 4.2 out of 5 based on 107 reviews. See all

5 Star Rating While vacationing in Vancouver, our family decided to take a trip to Grouse Mountain and we're glad we did. This place is expensive, but well worth the cost. We decided to go for the Ultimate Package which seemed to include most everything except for the zip-lining, but that was alright for us. The day in Vancouver was hot, but when we took the tram up to the mountain, the top was cool and refreshing. Our family really enjoyed the lumberjack show - totally entertaining! Also, we were treated to getting up close and personal with a young deer. Of course, the bears were cool for our daughter. However, the real highlight was taking the ski lift up even further (The Peak Experience) and going into the giant windmill at the very top (included in the Ultimate Experience). That was awesome - we were able to see for miles, and then clouds came in below and all around us. What an amazing day....definitely the highlight of our Vancouver vacation.

Brice Jones - 7 days ago

2 Star Rating Be prepared. Its much cooler on top of the mountain so take extra layers even on a sunny day. Eat before you go up the mountain. We had burgers which were poor quality and cost $15 candian dollars each. There are lots of activities to do once you are at the top of the mountain but it may be very expensive if you have a family. All in all I was dissappointed.

ANNE WRAITH - 2 months ago

4 Star Rating Had an absolute blast doing my first zipline tour! The staff were very friendly and welcoming. They were constantly in a playful mood and cracking jokes while still being attentive and minding of our safety. There is some light hiking involved from getting from some lines to the next, but it's nothing a moderate hiker hasn't encountered before. My favorite line is a tie between the speed focused line we did early on the tour or the final line where you traverse the valley and get to see a stunning vista. I did my tour near the end of the day and I would recommend others to either do the same or do the very early ones as you really get to see some stunning scenes when the sun is either setting or rising.

Dennis Cao - 3 months ago

4 Star Rating If you are not into skiing then this is your place! And here's why. They have clean and safe walking and hiking paths all over the mountain. There you'll find fresh air and breathtaking views including panoramic view if Vancouver. Grab thermos with hot drink if you are going to spend there several hours.

Дмитрий Бережной - 6 months ago

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