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Have breakfast and visit with our bears

Have Breakfast with the Bears!

Book your family for an amazing breakfast experience at Grouse Mountain. Enjoy early access to the mountain and a bear-y delicious breakfast buffet in The Observatory restaurant while taking in unrivaled views of the city.
Then head over to the Grizzly Lookout to watch Grinder and Coola enjoy their breakfast and to learn more from one of our wildlife experts about Grizzlies and bear conservation.

dates & times

Please note: Bookings for Breakfast with the Bears have been suspended.

Breakfast with the Bears will run on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays throughout July and August 2022 (excluding statutory holidays).

Event Dates
  • July 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27
  • August 2-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 29-31

Event Times
  • 8:00am - 10:30am 
  • Meet at the Base Plaza, just outside of Starbucks, at 7:45am

Pricing

 Category Price 
Adult (19-64) $69
Senior (65+) $59
Youth (13-18) $49
Child (5-12) $49
Tot (4 & under)* $19
Family (2 adults, 2 children/youth) $209

Please ensure you wear footwear appropriate for a mountaintop walk, considering weather conditions.

*Tots and babies not requiring a seat or breakfast are able to attend Breakfast with the Bears for free, but still require a ticket from Guest Services.

Prices include gratuity but do not include tax. 

Price does not include Mountain Admission.

Grouse Mountain Resort reserves the right to reschedule or postpone any activities times. All tickets and products are non-refundable and non-transferable.

breakfast buffet menu

Included with your Breakfast with the Bears experience is a bear-y delicious breakfast buffet in The Observatory restaurant. Enjoy a variety of continental and hot food selections before visiting the bears.

Continental Selections
  • Selection of fresh baked Danishes, muffins, croissants and scones*
  • Selection of cereals with milk and almond milk
  • Yogurt Parfait with assorted toppings
  • Everything bagels with smoked and candied salmon, cream cheese, lemon and dill crème fraiche
  • Fresh seasonal fruit

Hot Selections
  • Buttermilk Pancakes and French Toast served with berry compote, lemon curd and vanilla Chantilly
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Hash Browns
  • Spinach and Feta Quiche
  • Double smoked bacon and back bacon
  • Breakfast Sausage*

*Gluten-Free Options Available

Yurt Beverage Selections
  • Tea, Coffee, Water and Juices
Grouse Mountain's two orphaned Grizzlies, Grinder and Coola

Bear Facts

  • Grizzly Bears often live to be around 20 to 25 years of age and vary in length from 5-8’ (1.5-2.4 m).
  • Bears are fast, capable of running up to 64 km/hour. The world's fastest human being Usain Bolt runs 43 km/hr.
  • Grizzly Bears are active during the day and night, but will often alter their habits to avoid humans in areas of high human use.
  • Bears are intelligent, curious, and have excellent memory, particularly regarding where food sources are located. Grizzly Bears can remember the faces of other bears they have not seen for 10 years or more.
  • Adult male Grizzlies hibernate for as little as several weeks, while females that emerge from dens with cubs can hibernate for as long as 7 months.
  • Polar Bears are white; their fur is actually clear and highly reflective, giving them a white appearance in bright sun. Underneath a Polar Bear's thick coat, their black skin helps them absorb heat from the sun.

  • Grizzly cubs are born blind, toothless, almost hairless and weighing 1 pound (half a kilogram).
  • Bears are sensitive. A bear's sense of smell is 1000x better than a human's. Bear noses contain hundreds of tiny muscles that allow them to manipulate them - with finger-like dexterity.
  • Grizzly Bears can easily eat over 100 pounds of salmon in a day, with a daily caloric requirements of almost 20,000 calories.
  • A bear’s body language can help reveal its mood. In general, bears show agitation by swaying their heads, huffing, popping their jaws, blowing and snorting, or clacking their teeth. Lowered head and laid-back ears also indicate aggression.
  • Grizzly Bears play an important role in forest ecosystems as seed dispersers and nutrient providers. Berry seeds pass through the bear unbroken and are able to geminate. Not only that, but they come with their own pile of fresh manure as fertilizer.