bear-thday fun-draiser

sat july 24 & sun july 25, 10am-6pm

happy bear-thday grinder & coola!


We can bear-ly contain our excitement – Grouse Mountain’s resident Grizzly bears are turning 20!

To celebrate, Grinder and Coola are hosting a Bear-thday Fun-draiser, in partnership with the Grizzly Bear Foundation, on Saturday, July 24 and Sunday, July 25 at Grouse Mountain.

The fun-filled weekend will feature exclusive Bear-thday activities and educational programs for the whole family, while raising awareness and funds for Grizzly bear rewilding. 

Scheduled Bear-thday Activities:
  • Enhanced Ranger Talks (Grizzly Bear Habitat)
Sat & Sun - 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm

  • Indigenous Storytelling & Drumming (Owl Talks Site)
Sat & Sun - 11:40 am, 1:40 pm

  • Grizzly Bear-thday Cake Smash with Grinder and Coola (Grizzly Bear Habitat)
Sat & Sun - 2:30 pm 

More Activities at the Grizzly Bear Habitat:
  • Craft Station and Scavenger Hunt
  • Sign a Bear-thday Card for Grinder and Coola
  • Bear Safety Demonstrations with WildSafeBC
  • Nature Sketching Demonstrations with The Bateman Foundation
  • Wildlife Photography Lessons (Bring your camera!)
  • Readings of "The Grizzlies of Grouse Mountain" book
  • Bear-thday Merchandise for Sale 

Other Bear-thday Activities:
  • Film Screenings at Theatre in the Sky (Peak Chalet)
    -  "Extremely Wild: Grinder & Coola’s Journey to Grouse Mountain"
    -  Grizzly Bear Foundation Featurettes
  • Bear-thday Photo Booth (Beside the Lumberjack Show)

For a limited time, we're offering FREE Mountain Admission for up to 2 kids with every full fare Adult or Senior Mountain Admission purchase (web exclusive offer).

Bear-thday Fun-draiser
Sat July 24 & Sun July 25
10am - 6pm
Included in Mountain Admission (kids go FREE)


Partial proceeds from Mountain Admission tickets, Grouse Grind® Skyride Download tickets, select merchandise, as well as food and beverage specials on July 24 and July 25 will benefit the Grizzly Bear Foundation’s Orphaned Grizzly Cub Rewilding Project.