AAA Editor Notes
Grouse Mountain is at 6400 Nancy Greene Way. Step into a gondola on The Skyride, an aerial tramway, for a one-mile ride over Grouse Mountain's lofty Douglas firs to the mountaintop where, from a height of 1,100 metres (4,100 ft.), you'll see a breathtaking panorama of downtown Vancouver. On clear nights, gaze at the city's floodlit buildings and twinkling lights reflected in the harbor.
Crowd-pleasing winter activities include skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, ice skating and sleigh rides. In the summer, take in a helicopter tour; a 45-minute lumberjack show; a Birds in Motion demonstration featuring free-flying birds of prey; and guided or self-guiding interpretive walks that inform about area flora, fauna and geology. Sports events and shows take place year-round. An aerial tramway operates all year to the chalet.
In The Theatre in the Sky, the film “Born to Fly” provides an eagle's view of southwestern British Columbia and “Extremely Wild” tells the story of Grouse Mountain’s two orphaned grizzly bears, while “Tyto's Triumph” tells the tale of a persevering barn owl and conservation efforts. The Grouse Mountain Refuge for Endangered Wildlife, a 2-hectare (5 acre) habitat also open year-round, is home to two orphaned grizzly bears and a gray wolf.
Competitive locals and visitors can do the Grouse Grind, a grueling 2.9-kilometre (1.8-mi.) climb up the mountain. Less challenging is the 18-hole mountain disc golf course. Take to the skies for a bird's-eye view on the Air Grouse zipline or tandem paragliding flights. Skiing, snowshoeing and snowboarding lessons are available.
Complimentary bus service from Canada Place to Grouse Mountain is available with purchase of Experience ticket.
Guided tours are available. Recreational activities are permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.