Thrillseekers and adventurers alike should not miss an opportunity to visit the mighty Grouse Mountain, the ‘Peak of Vancouver’. Towering at an impressive 1,219 metres, Grouse Mountain is one of Canada's most popular skiing destinations in winter, a hiker’s dream trail in summer and home of the famous Grouse Mountain Skyride.
Ranked as having the best scenery, best city hills and best terrain parks in Canada, it’s easy to see why Grouse Mountain is known as Vancouver’s four seasons’ destination. Located just 15 minutes from Downtown Vancouver, Grouse Mountain is a year-round playground for adventure seekers, couples and families looking to hit the slopes, spot the wildlife, go ziplining or simply unwind in front of breathtaking scenery.
If you’re visiting during winter, skiing and snowboarding should be a must-do on your itinerary. Grouse Mountain’s varying terrain of green and black trails gives skiers and snowboarders the opportunity to enjoy the slopes regardless of skill level.
Other snow activities away from the slopes include ice-skating on Grouse Mountain's enormous Ice Skating Pond, sleigh rides through the snow-covered woodlands or sightseeing onboard your own chauffeur-driven Snow Limo.
Visitors during the summer months are also spoilt for choice when it comes to outdoor adventures. Paragliding, helicopter tours, chairlift rides and the popular Lumberjack Show and Birds in Motion demonstrations can all be added to your Grouse Mountain itinerary when visiting in summer.
No trip to Grouse Mountain is complete without riding the famous Grouse Mountain Skyride. Open 365 days a year, the Skyride departs every 15 minutes and takes visitors on a panoramic adventure, taking in stunning views of Vancouver, the Gulf Islands and the Pacific Ocean.
Skyride ticket prices vary and can be included in a ski ride/lift ticket. After a day of sightseeing, visitors can unwind with a gourmet meal at Grouse Mountain’s fine-dining restaurant, The Observatory.