Grouse Mountain
Grouse Mountain
4.5
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
Just 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver, Grouse Mountain attracts locals and tourists alike. During the summer, guests enjoy hiking, Zip Line Adventures, paragliding, sightseeing, lumberjack shows and more. In winter, we have skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, sleigh rides among many other activities. Grouse Mountain also features several different dining venues, from café style at Lupins to casual dining at Altitudes and fine dining as a guest at The Observatory. We also have a refuge for endangered wildlife.
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  • Rustom I
    Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Proper exercise
    Rightly called the grind to walk up. But brilliant hard exercise and free entertainment on top of mountain and viewing the grizzly bears. 20 dollars in cost of return down. Apparently not allowed to walk down although some I believe do.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 9, 2023
  • Czar Emmanuel
    Manila, Philippines6,261 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good for trekking and mountain view
    Grouse Mountain is one of the peaks near Vancouver you can go on a day trip just to relax and commune with Nature. There's a gondola ride that takes you to the summit in just four minutes. On top you'll find a welcome area with a restaurant and souvenir shop. From there you can take various trails to follow. Along the way you'll encounter some wild animals, such as deers and bears. The view from the top is spectacular! I would give this place an excellent rating except that there are too many insects flying around, so be sure to bring along some insect repellent and wear long sleeves to protect yourself.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written August 12, 2023
  • Fuzzy K
    Lake Forest, California102 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool Bears
    We spent a nice day at Grouse. The air tram to get to the mountain was nice. We went to the lumberjack show which was very entertaining and funny. Bird show was informative. Great to see the different birds up close The grizzly habitat was fun. Coola and Grinder were great! Probably the highlight for me. We saw a ranger give a talk about the bears. Skyride to the lookout point was very scenic. Food was good at the BBQ place on site.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 24, 2023
  • Todd Collier
    Cardiff, United Kingdom122 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Cable Car Ride and Amazing Views
    Cable car up to the top was amazing. Such a great view of Vancouver down below. It wasn't a sunny day and it was snowing once we got to the top. It was out of season so wasn't too busy. There was an ice rink. Staff were shovelling ice off the paths ready for the Peak of Christmas. The bears were hibernating. There was an incredible view past the bear den of the snowy mountains on the horizon. Probably not much to do here unless you're skiing.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 21, 2023
  • Marc W
    Weymouth, United Kingdom1,396 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best views of Vancouver!
    A free shuttle bus runs regularly to Grouse Mountain and back from Canada Place, downtown Vancouver, which takes around 25 minutes. We arrived and got straight onto the gondola without any queuing. Once at the top there was plenty to do, if we had realised that there was so much to do and see we would've tried to arrive earlier! But in the time we had we did well! Bears, birds, lunch, chairlift to the summit, and we even watched the amazing Lumberjack Show, which, as I said was amazing! And as I said previously, the views back over Vancouver are stunning, the closer to the sky you are the better the views! At $79.00pp, I'd say it's good value for money.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written January 4, 2024
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Marc W
Weymouth, UK1,396 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
A free shuttle bus runs regularly to Grouse Mountain and back from Canada Place, downtown Vancouver, which takes around 25 minutes.

We arrived and got straight onto the gondola without any queuing.

Once at the top there was plenty to do, if we had realised that there was so much to do and see we would've tried to arrive earlier! But in the time we had we did well! Bears, birds, lunch, chairlift to the summit, and we even watched the amazing Lumberjack Show, which, as I said was amazing!

And as I said previously, the views back over Vancouver are stunning, the closer to the sky you are the better the views!

At $79.00pp, I'd say it's good value for money.
Written January 4, 2024
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CSB722
South West England, UK110 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Well organised and nice at the top. Cable car ride great, I don’t like heights but it’s stable and solid and easy to look straight out. Quite cloudy as just started to snow at the top, but views still really good. Nice cafe at the top and even though daylight the light walk was nice. Only a little frustrating to find despite early booking of tickets, only a days notice of a late opening, and as we had paid for other events could not stay long. This was on FB, perhaps emails could be automated too.
Written December 3, 2023
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Todd Collier
Cardiff, UK122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Cable car up to the top was amazing. Such a great view of Vancouver down below. It wasn't a sunny day and it was snowing once we got to the top. It was out of season so wasn't too busy. There was an ice rink. Staff were shovelling ice off the paths ready for the Peak of Christmas. The bears were hibernating. There was an incredible view past the bear den of the snowy mountains on the horizon. Probably not much to do here unless you're skiing.
Written November 22, 2023
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donnapos
Barrow-in-Furness, UK161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I visited here by using the free shuttle from Canada place. We pre purchased our tickets but think you could also purchase once you arrive. The gondola ride although quite short shows fantastic views as you go very high up to grouse mountain. We arrived early as we wanted to see the early bear talk. This was really interesting hearing all about the 2 bears that were rescued and live there. We also listened to the owl talk and most of the bird of prey talk which were both interesting. We went on the ski lifts to the highest part which had beautiful views. Not maybe advisable if you don’t like heights as it is very high. We watched the lumberjack show which was very entertaining and very well done and very light hearted. We had a nice hot drink in the cafe looking down over Vancouver. You could quite easily spend all day here if you wanted. It was worth the money getting to see a variety of things and is worth getting there early to get to listen to the talks and see everything on offer there
Written October 26, 2023
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PFJones
Surrey, England57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We enjoyed our trip up Grouse Mountain, Vancouver, Canada. We were fortunate that the weather was good. We took the free shuttle bus from Canada Place, Waterfront, passing nice houses on a pretty road. Going up on the cable car gave us a different view of the city and surrounding area. There’s a restaurant where we grabbed lunch, sitting on the deck while we took in the view. There was plenty to do. We walked up the path, looking at the massive wood carvings, watched a birds of prey display. They are such beautiful birds. And we visited the 2 grizzly bears which had been adopted as orphans. They’re not savvy enough to live in the wild, but their enclosure is a good size, & they seem to enjoy living there. We didn’t visit the lumberjack display, but we could hear it as we walked around, & even when we took the chairlift to the top of the mountain. The air was beautifully clean at that height, and I relished breathing it.
Written October 16, 2023
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Jacquie w
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
So much to see we did everything except ziplining and paragliding and the ropes adventure, disc golf, and of course the kids canopy adventure. The shows were awesome. Very informative. The timberjack show was entertaining for all ages. We will go do it all over again.
Great place to spend the day 😃
Written September 17, 2023
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Martin F
Munich, Germany47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We hiked up, I would recommend doing that as ist was much cheaper than riding up. It was quite tough but doable.
On top, the view is gorgeous and there is a lot to do. Even watching grizzly’s.
Definitely everyone in Vancouver should visit.
Written September 13, 2023
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Steve B
Petersfield, UK423 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
What a waste of money. Poor visibility took away any view. It was like a building site walking on uneven roads. Everything was closed. Two sad bears in the wet. A real waste of £80. Don’t bother.
Written September 11, 2023
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Sunshine576554
York, UK317 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Touristy yes but we were visiting as tourists. Saw the grizzly bears, the bird of prey flying demo and the lumberjack show. The weather wasn’t great so we had limited views in the gondola
Written September 11, 2023
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lovethesunnl
St. John's, Canada243 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited Grouse Mountain late one weekday afternoon. We watched a portion of one of the lumberjack shows, walked several of the trails and took the ski lift up and back down the mountain. The views are impressive, although there was considerable smoke in the area at the time due to wildfires in central BC.
There are many family-friendly options here. We enjoyed our visit but would likely not return should we find ourselves in Vancouver again.
Written September 9, 2023
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