Is Grouse Mountain worth visiting?
If you’re keen on a full-day mountain experience in Vancouver, Grouse is pretty good and is extra touristy. If you’re just wanting a nice lookout of Vancouver, rent a car and drive up Cypress or Seymour and there are viewpoints along the way up and save yourself a bundle.
How long do you spend at Grouse Mountain?
Some people take two hours or more although an average time is 1.5 hours. The official record holder has done it in 23 minutes and 48 seconds.
What is Grouse Mountain known for?
As Vancouver’s most popular attraction, Grouse Mountain is the only truly four-season destination in the lower mainland and features a wildlife refuge, vast selection of dining options, thrilling outdoor adventure, summer activities galore, the best in local snow sports…and much more.
Can you drive to the top of Grouse Mountain?
It bears repeating – you do not drive to the TOP of the mountains. You drive to the base and take a gondola from there. Grouse is in Vancouver, Whistler is a different community 2 hrs north. That time of year, you may only need to step outside your door for snow.
Do you need snow tires to drive Grouse Mountain?
Rarely ever do you need winter tires to get there, which isn’t the case for all the other mountains. Grouse Mountain is also the Lower Mainland’s most accessible ski hill by Public Transit.
How do you get up Grouse Mountain?
Driving Directions. Follow Georgia Street through Stanley Park and across the Lion’s Gate Bridge. Take the North Vancouver exit to Marine Drive, then left up Capilano Road for 5 km (3.1 miles). OR, from the Ironworkers’ Memorial Second Narrows Bridge, follow Highway #1 westbound to Capilano Road Exit North.
How high is Grouse Grind?
The Grouse Grind Trail is located in North Vancouver, BC. It is a very steep trail that starts at 300 metres elevation and climbs to 1,100 metres over a distance of approximately 2.5 kilometres. The hike is rated difficult because of its steepness.
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 many people go to Grouse Mountain?
About Grouse Mountain: Grouse Mountain is the number one visitor attraction in the Lower Mainland, welcoming 1.3 million visitors annually.
Is Grouse Mountain private property?
Northland Properties Corporation is a Canadian company, 100% privately-owned by the Gaglardi Family with headquarters in Vancouver and employing over 10,000 talented individuals across the nation.
How much snow does Grouse Mountain have?
For about 188 days a year, Grouse Mountain has at least a centimetre of snow on the ground. In mid-winter the snowpack averages 218 cm deep. Snow accumulates throughout winter on the ski hill. The snowpack is typically deepest in March when it averages over three metres deep.