This is one of Vancouver’s three ski hills (the one in the middle), but it’s also so much more than that. For one thing, it’s the city’s most visited tourist attraction, with 1.2 million visitors a year. You can see its lights at night from downtown, and in the daytime, you can see the broad strip that is the main ski run as well as the usually stationary wind turbine. There’s a zippy Skyride to the 1,250m (4,100-ft.) summit of what’s been branded “The Peak of Vancouver,” or, if you’re feeling energetic, you can hike the brutal Grouse Grind instead. Once you’ve reached the top, you’ll have a panoramic view of the city, Fraser Valley, surrounding mountains, islands, and the Strait of Georgia. On a clear day, you can see as far as Mount Baker, a snowy volcanic peak across the border in Washington State. Near the gondola station, there is a lodge with a theater that shows wildlife movies, as well as several cafes and restaurants. Among them is the fine-dining Observatory, which is only open for dinner, but the reservation includes your Skyride ticket and access to other activities. You’ll find hiking trails, lumberjack shows, and ziplines in the summer, and in the winter, there’s skiing, snowboarding, a skating rink, and sleigh rides. You can climb up inside the Eye of the Wind turbine for a spectacular 360-degree view at an additional fee.
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Our Rating Neighborhood North Vancouver & West Vancouver Hours Daily 9am–10pm Transportation Bus: 236 from Lonsdale Quay or 232 from Phibbs Exchange Phone 604/984-0661 Prices Skyride C$42 adults, C$38 seniors, C$24 children 13–18, C$14 children 5–12, free children 4 and under. Full-day ski-lift tickets C$58 adults, C$45 seniors and children 13–18, C$25 children 5–12. Parking C$6 for 3 hr Web site Grouse Mountain Other Skyride free with advance Observatory Restaurant reservation. Take Hwy. 99 north across Lions Gate Bridge, take North Vancouver exit to Marine Dr., then up Capilano Rd. for 5km (3 miles). in lots below Skyride
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