Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain. Photo by Ian Mckend.

Where is Grouse Mountain?

Grouse Mountain
6400 Nancy Greene Way
Vancouver, B.C.
Grouse Mountain website

Grouse Mountain is not hard to miss as it’s the central mountain of the North Shore range which you can see from Downtown Vancouver!

To get to Grouse Mountain by car from downtown, cross the Burrard Inlet via the Lions Gate Bridge, take Marine Drive towards the east, then almost immediately left onto Capilano Road which you follow for a couple of miles. Grouse Mountain is well signed so you shouldn’t have any problems finding it.

For those visitors using Transit, take the SeaBus over to Lonsdale Quay, then hop on bus #236 for the journey up the hill.

Grouse Mountain Attractions

Marketed as the ‘Peak of Vancouver’, Grouse Mountain is certainly the best place from which to enjoy Vancouver views and is the most popular skiing destination with the locals during the winter months.

Grouse Mountain was first climbed by hikers in 1894. Back then this took quite some effort as you have to remember there was no bridge over the Burrard Inlet, there was no road up to the base of the mountain and there certainly wasn’t a chairlift or the Skyride to take them to the top! Thankfully the journey now is a little easier for visitors and during the summer you can enjoy the amazing views as well as a number of other attractions. The admission ticket may seem a little pricey to some, but remember this does include the Skyride as well as access to the other attractions too.

In the winter, the mountain comes alive with skiers and snowboarders, and you can read all about Grouse Mountain’s winter activities on our Winter Sports page.

Grouse Mountain Highlights

The Skyride

In order to reach the Peak of Vancouver you can take the famous Skyride! This in itself is a major highlight of a visit to Grouse Mountain as you travel the one mile journey on the largest aerial tramway in North America. As you look back, Vancouver gets smaller and smaller whilst the mountain gets bigger and bigger in front of you!

Endangered Wildlife Refuge

At the top of Grouse Mountain you’ll find the Grizzly Bear habitat which is the home of two orphaned grizzly bears. Their habitat has been made so that it feels as authentic as possible for the two grizzlies and you can watch them both wandering around and playing. Also at the bottom of the mountain is the Grey Wolf habitat. The wolves here have an interesting background – they were born into captivity and were used in the movie industry, but have now retired from the big screen! Because they are not used to the wild they cannot be released so a home has been made for them here.


You’ll also find family entertainment at the top of Grouse Mountain. There’s the 45 minute Lumberjack Show which gives audiences a lively and funny look at the world of lumberjacks from the early 1900’s. You can also catch two presentations at the Theatre in the Sky high-definition cinema and see the Birds in Motion Demonstration featuring the fastest birds in the world.

Scenic Chairlift Rides

Also included in your admission ticket is a ride on the Creaming Eagle! This scenic chairlift ride takes you on a ride for even better views of Vancouver over one of North America’s most famous ski runs.

Mountain Ziplining

New for 2008 is the Air Grouse Mountain Zipline. This adrenalin filled experience isn’t included in your admission ticket, but if you like excitement this certainly offers you bucketfulls!


There are several hiking opportunities here at Grouse Mountain, the most popular of which is the Grouse Grind Trail. This is the alternative to the Skyride for reaching the top of Grouse Mountain and involves a hike of 1.8 miles (2.9km) ascending 2800 feet. Anyone can try the climb, though for beginners you need a certain level of fitness and should expect it to take up to 2 hours.

Other attractions

In addition to the above, for an extra fee you can also try Tandem Paragliding and Helicopter Tours.

For more information on everything you can see and do at Grouse Mountain, including admission prices and opening hours, please visit the Grouse Mountain website.