- Type: Hiking, Parks and Gardens, Skiing
- Time to Spend: Half Day to Full Day
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Towering over North Vancouver, Grouse Mountain has been a popular outdoor getaway for years. Originally used only for skiing, Grouse now offers year-round activities, including the Grouse Grind, a trail often referred to by residents as "Mother Nature's Stairmaster." You can also learn about local wildlife at the site's Refuge for Endangered Wildlife, on the Mountaintop Eco Walk or at the Bird in Motion Demonstration.
There are two ways to reach the top: You can break a sweat on the Grouse Grind or enjoy a scenic ride on the SkyRide gondola (the cost of which also covers several of the activities offered at the summit). Views from the summit span the entire city on a clear day.
Grouse Mountain is open throughout the year. General admission is pricey, but includes entry to the SkyRide, the Grouse Grind, the Theater in the Sky and the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife. For a complete list of Grouse Mountain activities and prices, visit the Grouse Mountain website.