Grouse Mountain is a looming 1,200-metre peak within the North Shore Mountains of British Columbia, located fifteen minutes from downtown Vancouver. It is Vancouver’s most popular tourist attraction and boasts activities for all four seasons persisting as a comprehensive destination for visitors and locals alike.
The most popular year-round activities include riding the Super Skyride, visiting the Eye of the Wind Observation Deck, checking out the unique Wildlife Refuge, enjoying zip lines, disc golf, and numerous shows and programs. In winter Grouse Mountain is a famously popular ski area, boasting 33 runs, four chairlifts, three terrain parks, and night skiing as well as an extensive snowmaking system, attributing to its reference as Vancouver’s backyard alpine playground. The Grouse Mountain Resort also services many dining establishments on site including restaurants such as Lupins and cafes, notably the Grouse Grind Coffee Bar.
Transportation to Grouse Mountain is provided by free shuttles that route between Canada Place and the resort. Access via public transit involves taking the Seabus from Waterfront Station to the Lonsdale Quay then connecting directly to Grouse Mountain. On-site parking is provided for personal vehicles.
The area received its name upon the first summiting by hikers in 1894 and a blue grouse they had hunted during their expedition. The original building constructed on the site of the modern day ski resort was built in 1920.