Province/Territory: British Columbia

Vancouver’s Adventurous Apex

  • 1,308 m of altitude
  • 80 km/hr zipline
  • 02 grizzly bears

Imagine a setting where you experience panoramic vistas from within a mountaintop wind turbine, soar over canyons on a 70 m zipline, tandem paraglide from a cliff’s edge and view grizzly bears in a nature preserve. Now imagine this setting is only 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver. Welcome to Grouse Mountain, your high-altitude adventure centre. Step inside North America’s largest aerial tramway and be lifted in dramatic fashion from near-sea-level to the 1,250 m mountain summit—your journey has just begun. Wildlife? Adrenaline adventures? Explorative hikes? Aboriginal culture? It’s all here—at Grouse Mountain.

Why you should visit
  • Stand inside a 58 m wind turbine with Eye of the Wind; be in awe of both the 360-degree mountaintop vistas and the powerful epicentre of eco-energy.
  • Soar above the alpine environs—hitting speeds of more than 80 km/hr—on a five-section zipline tour.
  • Strap into a tandem paraglider and float through the sky 1,000 m above the summit of Grouse Mountain; or explore terra firma with a relaxing nature hike.
  • View orphaned grizzly bears, Grinder and Coola, inside their two-hectare preserve—also see white timberwolves, now retired from film and TV duty, and the Birds in Motion demonstration.
  • Revel in mountain, urban and ocean views with Skyride, Grouse Mountain’s gondola.
  • Immerse in local culture via the Hiwas First Nations Longhouse and west coast lumberjack demonstrations.
  • Experience Grouse Mountain’s luxurious side with a helicopter sightseeing tour followed by sunset-view fine dining.

Weather

  • At an elevation of 1,250 m, expect mild temperatures during Grouse Mountain’s summer season (June to September), and snowfall and below-freezing temperatures from November to April. May and October see high levels of precipitation, with possible snowfall and cool temperatures. Discover local weather information. Research local weather patterns and monthly averages at Environment Canada’s Canadian Climate Normals Website.
Visitor information
When to go
Need to know
  • Wear comfortable athletic clothing and shoes for all outdoor attractions; walking/hiking may be required.
  • Grouse Mountain is a family friendly destination.
  • Plan a full-day to explore Grouse Mountain.
  • Zipline and paraglide tours have minimum fitness requirements.
  • Some attractions and experiences are weather dependent.
Getting Here
  • Located in North Vancouver, a 20-minute drive from downtown Vancouver.
  • A free shuttle with ticket purchase, runs from downtown Vancouver, May to October.
  • Grouse Mountain is accessible via public transit.
  • Taxis are available to-and-from the area.
  • On-site pay parking.