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If you have recently visited the Grouse Mountain Refuge for Endangered Wildlife you probably saw our latest addition to the bear habitat - a large yurt building!

Starting next spring this building will be a Grizzly Bear Interpretive Centre and a centerpiece for our refuge.  Inside we will feature a coffee bar, research desk with multiple live camera views into the habitat and numerous interpretive displays and materials that will allow you to explore Grizzly Bears, and Grinder and Coola, in a more hands on and knowledgeable way.

It is also our plan to have a viewing deck around the outside of the building that will allow an unobstructed view of the Upper Pond area of the habitat.  This will be great for photographic opportunities of the boys!  The deck will also be covered for those less than dry days (which do happen occasionally up here!).  

In the winter we are hoping that this building will serve as a warming hut for our skiers and snowboarders as they pass by. 

We are very excited to continue work on getting the Yurt ready for use!  

Stay tuned for further information.


Tomorrow, Tuesday, July 17th, our Chalet facilities will be closing at 4pm (with last food & beverage seatings at 3pm) due to a private event. The Rusty Rail BBQ, BeaverTails and The Grizzly Bear Lookout Café  will remain open. Additionally, a licenced BBQ will be available in the mountaintop Plaza for added outdoor dining enjoyment. Look for on-site signage providing direction to the Theatre in the Sky and washrooms.