How much does the Skyride cost at Grouse Mountain?
You can expect to pay about $50 CDN for most entry fees to things like gondola rides, zoos and aquaria, etc, and you can expect to pay $150 to $250 per person for most tour type of experiences (wildlife viewing trips, railroad trips, boat tours, etc). Its what the market will bear.
How do I get down the Grouse Grind?
To climb Grouse Mountain is free. You are not allowed to hike down the Grind, to come down with Skyride costs $15 including the shuttle ride back to Canada Place in downtown Vancouver. The only free option down is to hike down the BCMC trail.
Is the Grouse grind worth it?
The grouse grind is a true attraction of the North shore. While it doesn’t sound very hard, I am yet to hear anyone who did not find this challenging. Worth the challenge when you get to the top, definitely recommend to travel light but don’t go without water!!
How difficult is Grouse Grind?
At 2.5 km, the Grouse Grind Trail is not long, but because it is so steep it makes for a difficult and strenuous outing. Much of the trail has wooden or rock steps (about 2,830 in total) and is often referred to as Mother Nature’s Stairmaster.
How do I increase my Grouse Grind Time?
Two activities that will improve your Grind time are hill or incline treadmill sprints and weighted step ups. Hill or incline treadmill intervals will increase your cardiovascular capacity by improving your body’s ability to clear lactate and sustain longer bouts of high intensity exercise.