A Guide to Grouse Mountain Attractions and Restaurants

Tips on Visiting Grouse Mountain, things to do, prices, how to get there and Restaurants

Mountains at Grouse

By Darrin Robertson, VTT Editor - Updated: January 17, 2023

Snow on the Lions at grouse Mountain

Snow on the Lions Mountain at Grouse!

Grouse is located only 15 minutes from Downtown Vancouver. No matter when you visit, there are many things to experience and do.  You'll have a magnificent view of Vancouver and its surrounding scenery.  This is a great place to experience Vancouver’s natural beauty.  There's lots to do up at the Mountain in both the summer and winter months:

Things to do on Grouse Year Round

Skyride - Your departure point for a mountaintop adventure. This is one of the largest aerial tram systems in Canada.

Theater in the Sky - Enjoy two interesting shows every hour about wildlife. Shows include "Born to Fly" and "Animal Tracks."

Scenic Chairlift Rides - Don’t forget your camera on this spectacular ride up to the peak of the mountain.

Discounts and Information on Grouse

Grouse Mountain In the Summer:

Lumberjack Show - (May to September) An outdoor show that features two logging camps from the early 1900's! It's great entertainment that the whole family will enjoy.

Birds in Motion - (May to September) If you're into wildlife, this presentation demonstrates the flight of local wilderness birds in the area.

Wildlife Refuge - You'll find wolves, grizzly bears, and more at this educational, research centre.

Eco-walks - (May to September) The Eco Walk path takes you along the shores of the Blue Grouse Lake. Here you'll see artwork along the trails by local First Nations artists!

Grouse Mountain In the Winter

gondola at grouse mountain

Snowshoeing - (November to April) Whether you're a beginner or an expert - you'll find excellent scenic snowshoeing tours available throughout the week.

Ice Skating - (November to April) You can skate on Grouse's large Ice Skating Pond - the only one of its kind up in the mountains.

Sleigh Rides - (November to April) Try a fun and exciting "Canadian tradition" on a snow cat through a snowy mountaintop forest.

Directions from Downtown Vancouver to Grouse Mountain


1) Start on Georgia Street and head west down through Stanley Park.
2) Cross the Lion's Gate Bridge.
3) Take the North Vancouver exit to Marine Drive.
4) Turn left up Capilano Road for 3.8 kilometers.
5) Continue on to Nancy Greene Way to the Mountain.

Public Transit - Catch Bus 240 on West Georgia. Exit Bus at Marine Drive and Hamilton Ave in North Vancouver. Take Bus 236 to the Mountain Skyride.

Restaurants on Grouse Mountain

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There are three restaurants that have absolutely stunning views of Vancouver and the lower mainland.

The Observatory - This is an excellent place to eat, you can enjoy great food and a stunning view of the city. Open for dinner 7 nights a week from 5pm - 10pm.

Altitudes Bistro - Is a classic west coast bistro which provides local cuisine and spectacular city views.

Lupins Café - Located on the main floor of the Peak Chalet. Here you can sit back and relax while you enjoy the scenic surroundings.

Rusty Rail BBQ & Grill. - Located just a short walk from the Grizzly Bear Habitat, the restaurant is open from June to September.

Adventure Activities on Grouse Mountain

Mountain Ziplines - Looking for a great outdoor experience? Try the ziplines on the Mountain. It's an unforgettable outdoor experience. 

Paragliding - (May to Sept) Two person tandem flights launch from the Mountain Peak and land in Cleveland Park.

Helicopter Flights - An excellent way to see the North Shore Mountains and the Vancouver area is to take an exciting helicopter ride. Air Mountain Helijet offers tours throughout the year.

You can also take an 8 minute flight that takes you over an extinct volcano! There are a number of flight seeing trips that can be taken to view the city and surrounding mountains.

Price Information at Grouse Mountain


Two-Hour Parking Ticket $3.00
Day Parking Ticket $5.00
Annual Parking Pass $30.00

Admition price

The price of admission includes a number of activities that take place throughout the year up at Grouse.

In the Winter Season, Mountain Admission includes access to the following winter activities:

  • Snowshoeing
  • Ice Skating
  • Sleigh Rides
  • Theatre in the Sky
  • Wolf Habitat Refuge
  • Eco Walks

Summertime Admission includes the following summer activities:

  • Theatre in the Sky
  • Wildlife Refuge
  • Lumberjack Show
  • Bird Show
  • Chairlift Rides
  • Eco Walks
  • Grouse Grind 

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