Often asked: How To Get To Grouse Mountain?

Can you drive up Grouse Mountain?

Grouse is also the only mountain you can get to with public transit. No driving required. For Grouse you can take the bus from downtown, or the seabus/bus combo. It would take about 45 minutes to get to the base of Grouse where you would take the gondola up the mountain to the ski hill.

Is Grouse Mountain pay parking?

All lots at the base of Grouse Mountain are pay parking. We encourage all guests purchasing parking to do so using the Pay-By-Phone app on your own device. If needed, payment is accepted at the machines in the parking lots by coin, VISA, MasterCard or American Express.

Do I need winter tires to go to Grouse Mountain?

Rarely ever do you need winter tires to get there, which isn’t the case for all the other mountains. Grouse Mountain is also the Lower Mainland’s most accessible ski hill by Public Transit.

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How do I book the Grouse Mountain gondola?


  1. Enter your pass number and birthdate along with any additional pass numbers of passholders visiting with you.
  2. Select the date of your visit.
  3. Select your Skyride boarding times.

Is Grouse Mountain worth visiting?

If you’re keen on a full-day mountain experience in Vancouver, Grouse is pretty good and is extra touristy. If you’re just wanting a nice lookout of Vancouver, rent a car and drive up Cypress or Seymour and there are viewpoints along the way up and save yourself a bundle.

Do you have to pay to visit Grouse Mountain?

There is no fee to climb the Grouse Grind trail. From the top, the cost to take the Skyride back down is $20.00.

Is there WIFI on Grouse Mountain?

Grouse Mountain Wi-Fi on the mountain? Yup. Only downside? It’s just available for Shaw customers, so make sure you sign up before you head up.

What time does the Grouse Grind close?

Open daily from 9:00am to 9:00pm. Grouse Mountain continues to offer must-see, must-do experiences that no visitor to or resident of Vancouver should miss. Join the 1.3 million people who visit Grouse Mountain annually.

How do I know if I need snow chains?

Right Conditions Tire chains for cars should only be used if there is a layer of snow or ice on the road. Using chains on bare pavement can cause substantial damage to both your tires and the road itself. If you turn onto a road that’s clearly been plowed and salted, pull over and remove the chains.

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Is it mandatory to have winter tires in BC?

Winter tires or chains are required on most routes in BC from October 1 to April 30. For select highways not located through mountain passes and/or high snowfall areas, tire and chain requirements end March 31. BC Ferries passengers must now exit their vehicles on enclosed car decks.

How long is the Grouse Mountain gondola ride?

Soaring to an altitude of 4,100 feet above sea level, our Scenic Chairlift will transport you to the apex of Grouse Mountain in a ride time of fourteen minutes.

Are Grouse Mountain tickets refundable?

Step 1. All Season Passes (Full, Y2Play, 5 or 10 day, Parent, Family, 1 Night/Week, Night) and Grouse Mountain Memberships/ Annual Passes are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another person, or to another season.

How do you get down from the Grouse Grind?

There are three ways to get down: hiking down (it’s legal but as point 5 states, you’ll get a lot of nasty stares), hiking down the BCMC trail and taking the Gondola. The second trail down is more leisurely, a bit quieter and may add an extra 15 – 20 minutes to the time it took you to come up the Grouse Grind.

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