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.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Directions: Grouse Mountain Map with nearest station(s) and Skytrain, Seabus and Bus / walking directions.

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

Grouse Mountain Reviews

Overall Rating: 4.2 out of 5 based on 85 reviews. See all

4 Star Rating I love Grouse Mountain! The Grouse Grind is a fun hike in the summertime - although very, very crowded if you go at peak times. The view up the gondola is amazing, as well. We also enjoy both restaurants at Grouse!

Jamie Delaine - 1 month 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 - 2 months ago

5 Star Rating Absolutely love Vancouver and Grouse Mountain.If you have not taken the Gondola Ride then you must take a ride. The sights and sounds as you ride up are awesome. Grouse Mountain is one place that's easy to access from downtown and in winter you get to ski, snowboard, etc down the slopes but what I loved was the Grouse mountain hike. During warm weather, the hike up the mountain seems easy for those who do it often but for me it was a great accomplishment to do the Grouse Grind as it called. It's a challenging climb for us tourist types but it was lots of fun. The place also has plenty of activities for the kids to do regardless of the season, a small museum and when all is said and done, then having a drink up top is simply marvelous.

Gregory Burrus - 4 months ago

3 Star Rating Be careful if you take skyride and be prepared for it, they are going to squeeze you inside like sardines! you can't breath! and forget about scenery you can't see anything in the middle of dozens of people around you! this ride is awful but if you can make it safely to the top you can see an incredible view of Vancouver, awesome! Zipline is a great adventure but be careful you gonna carry all those stuff to the top and bring them back by yourself, and they weigh tons! I loved the mountain itself a lot but service was completely awful!

nazanin fatemi - 7 months ago

Grouse Mountain Map

Tip: Drag the "Streetview Man" around the map to view the surrounding area.

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.

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