Grouse Mountain: Vancouver’s Closest Mountain

Grouse Mountain, The Peak of Vancouver, offers mountaintop experiences all year-round.

Grouse Mountain Refuge for Endangered Wildlife (Free)

Visit the Grouse Mountain Refuge for Endangered Wildlife, an innovative and groundbreaking ecological initiative that currently provides a home and a second chance at life for two orphaned grizzly bear cubs.

Observe the cubs as they climb trees side-by-side, hunt for berries and roam their 5-acre mountaintop wetland. Our wildlife rangers conduct several interactive talks daily, enlightening visitors about the challenges and opportunities faced by Grinder, Coola, and other endangered species.

The ultimate aim of the Wildlife Refuge is to develop a protocol for the rehabilitation of future orphaned grizzly cubs.

Birds in Motion Demonstrations (Free)

Prepare to be amazed by the swiftness and accuracy of the fastest birds in the world. Falcons, eagles, owls and hawks demonstrate their incredible vision, precision, and hunting skills while flying free at Blueberry Bowl.

Grouse Mountain’s World Famous Lumberjack Show (Free)

Grouse Mountain’s Lumberjack Show features a crew of champion performers showcasing their skills atop Grouse Mountain.

An impressive outdoor set features two logging camps from the early 1900s, where Johnny Nelson from the Green River logging camp prepares to battle Willie McGee from Blue Mountain to determine the top lumberjack.

The 45-minute show offers fast paced entertainment and features log rolling, a 60-foot tree climb, two-man peg and raker saws, axe throwing, and an exciting springboard chop – the only three-board event in North America.

Theatre in the Sky (Free)

The Theatre in the Sky offers Canada’s first high-definition electronic cinema. The feature presentation shown at the top of the hour in the 110-seat theatre is Born to Fly which takes visitors on a dramatic aerial adventure through an eagle’s perspective, exploring four-seasons of scenery, recreation, travel and the natural wonders of Canada’s pacific province, British Columbia.

At the bottom of the hour, watch Discovery Channel’s Animal Tracks: Baby Grizzlies. The feature tells the story of Grinder and Coola and follows their journey to the Grouse Mountain Refuge for Endangered Wildlife.

Scenic Chairlift Rides (Free)

The adventure continues as spectacular views of the lower mainland unfold on a relaxing chair lift ride. Don’t forget your camera!

Guided Interpretive Walk (Free)

Learn about local flora and fauna, the history of Grouse Mountain and the local geology of the North Shore Mountains. This 45-minute walk with a knowledgeable Grouse Mountain guide will take you across the mountain plateau and the serene Blue Grouse Lake area, home of the híwus feasthouse and cultural centre.

Mountaintop Eco Walk (Free)

A self-guided or interpretive walking tour through the forests of Grouse Mountain offers an encounter with the natural resources of British Columbia. Witness the majesty of local tree species, the traditional First Nations architecture of the Hiwus Feasthouse, the two orphaned grizzly bears and wolves in the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife.

Híwus feasthouse and cultural centre (extra charge)

Deep in the forest, on the shores of Blue Grouse Lake, lies the híwus feasthouse. First Nations legends come alive through traditional cuisine, songs and dances in this authentic cedar longhouse.

Mountaintop Dining

Enjoy a relaxed meal in Lupins Café or head over to the mountaintop patio at Rusty Rail BBQ for a spectacular vista. Be sure to visit Altitudes Bistro and enjoy the vibrant, chic décor, creative menu and unparalleled vantage point high above Vancouver.

Altitudes boasts one of the most spectacular patios in the province of British Columbia!

The Observatory, Grouse Mountain’s fine dining restaurant, offers a whole new culinary experience high above the city. The restaurant’s contemporary décor and panoramic view of the city provide an inspiring backdrop to enjoy elegant West Coast cuisine and an impressive wine list.

The Observatory offers local cuisine while ensuring a minimal environmental footprint. To avoid disappointment, reservations are recommended for The Observatory and can be made by calling 604-998-4403. Grouse Mountain admission is complimentary with advance reservations to The Observatory when each diner orders an entree.

Grouse Grind

The popular Grouse Grind is a 2.9-kilometre trail up the face of Grouse Mountain, commonly referred to by Vancouverites as “Mother Nature’s Stairmaster”. Over 110-thousand hikers a year take on the challenge of the rugged terrain and steep climb, starting at the Valley Station and finishing at the Peak’s plateau, for a total elevation gain of 2,800-feet. The average climb takes just over an hour, with beginners requiring up to two hours to complete. It’s free to hike up, and $10 to take the tram down.

Helicopter Tours (Extra Charge)

Helijet Tours offer daily helicopter flights from Grouse Mountain. For an unforgettable sightseeing experience, Crown Mountain and Lions Peak Tours offer breathtaking flights over the North Shore Mountains. In summer, flights are available between 11:00 am and 7:00PM from the Peak’s plateau on Grouse Mountain.

Grouse Mountain Admission
Adult (19-64): $44.95
Senior (65+): $40.95
Youth (13-18): $25.95
Child (5-12): $15.95
Family (2 adults and 2 children/youth): $114.95
Tot (4 and under): Free

Admission Includes:
SUMMER:
SkyRide to the top of the Mountain
Refuge for Endangered Wildlife
Scenic Chair Lift Rides
Lumberjack Show
Birds in Motion
Grizzly and Wolf Habitat
Theatre in the Sky

WINTER:
SkyRide to the top of the Mountain
Snowshoeing
Ice-Skating
The Peak of Christmas
Sleigh rides
Theatre in the Sky
Mountain Ziplines