Grouse Mountain

North Vancouver

Park Amenities:
Wilderness Camp
Interpretive Centre
Mountain Biking
General Store
Wildlife Watching

Grouse Mountain is a popular year round recreation destination based in the North Shore Mountains located behind the community of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The elevation of Grouse Mountain measures 1250 metres (4100 feet). Surrounding the mountain are other mountain peaks including the Lions 5400 metres, Dam Mountain 1371 metres (4500 feet), Crown Mountain 1503 metres (4931 feet) and Goat Mountain 1401 metres (4597 feet).

Living in the back country wilderness regions of these mountains are many wildlife species. Some of the wildlife to watch out for include grizzly bears, coyotes, black bears, deer, bobcats, cougars, pine marten and many various bird species.

Grouse Mountain is a very well developed year round resort with many commercial services and facilities. Some of the amenities include retail stores, sports stores, rental shops, coffee houses, theatre, restaurants, fine dining, pubs, liquor stores, internet, gift shops, information centre, helicopter pad and first aid.

Grouse Mountain also has the facilities and services to cater to large private functions and weddings... plus they can provide group educational programs.


During the summer months Grouse Mountain is home to such activities as hiking, backpacking, wilderness camping, picnicking and mountain biking.

Some of the recreation trails lead backpackers deep into the wilderness and are rated as challenging and difficult. There are other trails which are shorter and closer to home called day hikes. Some of those are easy going while others are still very challenging.

No other day hike in Vancouver receives more media than the Grouse Grind. The "Grind" is a 2.9 kilometre (1.8 mile) trail leading straight up the mountain to the mountain's peak. It is a very challenging, very commercial and very well used trail with an elevation gain of 853 metres (2800 feet).

From the top there are fantastic panoramic views of Downtown Vancouver, Burrard Inlet, Mount Baker (in the USA) and Vancouver Island. To come down from the peak there is a gondola ride or one can explore another trail called the BCMC Trail. When combined with the Grouse Grind the BCMC Trail creates a loop route. The BCMC trail is less challenging and gives you a different option when coming down the mountain.

Some of the other recreation trails located on Grouse Mountain which are enjoyed by outdoor enthusiasts include the Flint & Feather, Larsen, Mackay Creek, Skyline, LGMH, Powerline and a section of the 42 kilometre Baden Powell Trail.

Located in the backcountry regions of Grouse Mountain, accessed from the peak, are some long haul wilderness hiking trails. They include the Dam Mountain, Goat Mountain, Headwaters and Crown Mountain Trails. There are even more trails east of Grouse Mountain based on the slopes of Mount Fromme and throughout the Lynn Valley.

There is much to enjoy on a self guided adventure during the summer months. However, if you would prefer someone else guiding your adventure there are guided adventures too like a zipline adventure park, wilderness outfitters, the Eye of the Wind (wind tower viewing deck), flightseeing tours and paragliding tours.


During the snow months Grouse Mountain is one of the popular winter resorts in the North Shore Mountains. The mountain is a busy and popular resort destination providing opportunities to enjoy activities like downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and ice skating.

The ski and snowboard trails range from easy (green runs) to challenging (black runs). There are 26 runs in total with 14 runs equipped with lights for night skiing. Accessing the runs are gondolas and chair lifts.

For snowboarders there are 2 terrain parks and for snowshoers there are over 10 km of snowshoe trails.

If tours and guides are your thing during the winter months then Grouse Mountain can assist you there too. There are guided snowshoe tours, sleigh rides, ski and snowboard lessons and helicopter skiing.

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Grouse Mountain
Capilano Road
North Vancouver

How To Get ToGrouse Mountain

The main entrance to Grouse Mountain is on Capilano Road.

From the City of Vancouver travel north over the Lion's Gate Bridge and take the North Vancouver exit onto Marine Drive. Travel east on marine Drive and take a left onto Capilano Road. Travel north on Capilano Road for 5-6 kilometres to the mountain.
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