The Grouse Mountain SkyRide is North America’s largest aerial tramway system and one of Vancouver’s major attractions. Seven days a week, every fifteen minutes, it takes passengers to the top of Grouse Mountain.
The SkyRide starts at the base of the mountain at about 300 metres (1000 feet) and climbs to 1100 m (3700 feet) in twelve minutes. During the trip, you can see all of Vancouver and the surrounding area. It’s an exciting and informative ride for the whole family. You’ll feel like you’re on a European vacation.
When you reach the top of Grouse Mountain, you’ll find plenty to do. In summer you can hike, climb to the viewing platform of the “Eye of the Wind” Wind Turbine, zipline through the forest, watch a lumberjack show, take a helicopter tour, or, for a real thrill, try tandem paragliding. (Adults only.) In winter, you can ski, snowboard, snowshoe, ice skate or take a free sleigh ride.
All year round you can watch the high definition video presentation, Born To Fly, about the history of Grouse Mountain, eat at the gourmet Observatory Restaurant, the Bar 98 Bistro, Lupin’s Café or join in a First Nations Feasthouse celebration.
To get to the base of the Grouse Mountain SkyRide, cross the Lions Gate Bridge. Take the North Vancouver exit to Marine Drive, then turn north (left) at the first intersection, Capilano Road. Stay on Capilano Road for 5km (3.1 miles) until the road ends at the Grouse Mountain parking lot.
By public transportation, take the SeaBus to the Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver. Take bus #236 to the Grouse Mountain parking lot. An alternative is to take bus #246 on West Georgia St across the Lions Gate Bridge to Edgemont Village. From there, transfer to bus #232 that will take you to the Grouse Mountain parking lot.
For more information, check out the Grouse Mountain website or give them a call at 604-980-9311.