Grouse Mountain: Ride the Gondola or Hike the Grind

The Grouse Mountain Gondola (Skyride) 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 photo 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.

Grouse Mountain Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • Monday: 9:00 AM – 9:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 9:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 9:30 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 9:30 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 9:30 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 9:30 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 9:30 PM

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

Phone: (604) 980-9311

Official Website: Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating Grouse Mountain is a snowboarder's paradise with breathtaking sunset views. The slopes offer thrilling runs for all levels, from beginners to experts. Whether you're shredding down the mountain or simply soaking in the stunning scenery, Grouse Mountain never fails to deliver an unforgettable experience. It's a must-visit destination for anyone who loves adventure and natural beauty.
馨先生Nobeia - a week ago

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4 Star Rating Good place to go if you love skiing in winter. The sky ride is 85 dollars per adult or you can hike your way up which will take 2-3 hours and save up on the sky ride money only to go down. The views are good, you get the whole Van city view and there are small trails at the top to while away time. There is also an ice skating rink( which was unfortunately melting because of the time we went) and hay ride. But if you're not a person who skis and wants views/ hikes please skip going here instead of spending lots of money during winter. Please go to Cypress lookout or sea to sky summit. Also best to go in summer as they have other activities like zip lining, go to summit top for amaze max views, grizzly bear conservatory, wind mill and trails wouldn't be very slippery. There are chalets, and numerous cafes. The washrooms are clean.
jayashree ramakrishnan - 4 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating Beautiful little mountain with a ton of different activities like skating and skiing snowboarding walking trails and zip lining. Definitely worth looking and booking online as there was quite a line up for passes when we went on a Friday and Saturday. The lift up the mountain is super quick and very beautiful views once you get to the top! Wear warm clothes and good boots as there is a lot of snow if you are doing the walking trails. They have it very well maintained and safe. Lots of kids and all ages.
A RA (A.R ali) - 3 months ago

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5 Star Rating We had our wedding in the Timber Room, and the staff were absolutely wonderful to deal with. The cost was well worth it for all we received. We had a medical emergency during our cocktail hour, and the staff were amazing during this unfortunate situation. They handled things with compassion and sensitivity and made a hard time a little easier. The coordinator we worked with, Laura, was absolutely amazing. She responded to my questions and concerns effectively and quickly. She worked with us to help us have the wedding we wanted and she was an absolute pleasure to work with. Logan was our bartender and was absolutely amazing. He was personable and went above and beyond with the guests. Several of my guests told me he was their favourite part of the evening. The food was phenomenal and we also had guests comment that it was the best food they’d had at a wedding. It was a wonderful experience and I’ll never forget it.
April Goff - a month ago

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5 Star Rating This is my first ski season, and Grouse mountain is one of my favorite local resorts. I like its location when other ski resorts are a little far. Not only the gas price is hella high, but also the drive is long if you push yourself hard. The crew is very friendly and knowledgeable. When there was not enough snow, they worked hard to ensure we could still enjoy with limited slopes. I won’t blame anyone for the snow condition even when it’s my first season. Some people hate their gondola due to loads, however, a new gondola will be running the next season (24/25)! Hopefully the parking issue can be silently solved as well.
Jobsist Shaw - 3 weeks ago

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

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

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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