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(North Vancouver) The sunny, warm weather of late has ushered in the beginning of summer and the launch of Grouse Mountain’s Summer of Small Wonders at the Peak of Vancouver!

In addition to Grouse Mountain’s annual summer activities, visitors can enjoy a variety of complimentary Small Wonders experiences dedicated to learning more about the mountain’s tiniest residents including honeybees, hummingbirds, salamanders, butterflies, dragonflies, bats, barn swallows and pikas.

Grouse Mountain visitors can take a walk through The Hive Bee Interpretive Centre to brush up on bee terminology and learn how honey is made, stroll through the beautiful Pollinator’s Garden, designed to attract bees, hummingbirds and other pollinators, and hit the mountaintop trails for a scavenger hunt to try spotting every one of Grouse Mountain’s featured Small Wonders.

Younger visitors will adore Grouse Mountain’s friendly bee mascot (arriving in July), enjoy a unique photo opportunity in the Picture Yourself as a Butterfly interactive activity, watch in awe during Disneynature’s Wings of Life playing several times daily in the Theatre in the Sky and be amazed by the Small Wonders Gallery in the Chalet (arriving June 19th) featuring fun facts about hummingbirds, pikas, bats and more.

As a focal point of the Small Wonders experience, visitors aged 12 and over can book a Honeybee Hive Tour which offers a unique opportunity to understand bees by getting up close in a safe environment led by Grouse Mountain’s resident bee keeper.

“As we head into a gorgeous weekend, Grouse Mountain is thrilled to launch our Summer of Small Wonders,” said Grouse Mountain general manager Michael Cameron. “Our mountaintop environment is home to many species of tiny, fascinating wildlife and we encourage our visitors to join us this summer as we ‘think small’ and celebrate with a variety of unique activities perfect for the whole family.”

For more information about Grouse Mountain’s Summer of Small Wonders, please click here.

Announcements

Please be aware, Altitudes Bistro is undergoing renovation. Lunch service with the Altitudes menu will be available in The Observatory beginning at 11am. Grouse Grind coffee bar open 7:00am-10:00pm and Grill board menu available from 11:00am. The Observatory will be open 5:00pm - 10:00pm.