Up, Up & Away.
Step onboard for a one-mile journey like no other.
High above towering Douglas firs, breathtaking views of the city of Vancouver, sparkling Pacific Ocean, Gulf Islands, and snowy peaks unfold as you journey up the mountainside. North America's largest aerial tramway system is your gateway to the majestic nature of The Peak of Vancouver, and an experience in itself. Whether you're in search of the perfect photo, or a romantic dinner at The Observatory, your adventure begins with the Skyride.
Skyride Surf Adventure™
NEW! For summer 2016, Grouse Mountain is pleased to introduce the Skyride Surf Adventure™. Feel the wind on your face as you ascend 2,800 ft. from the Lower Terminal to the Peak Chalet – on the rooftop of the Grouse Mountain Super Skyride! You’ll be part of a small group accessing this special viewing platform.
Hours of Operation
The Skyride operates 365 days a year, departing every 15 minutes from 8:45am to 10:00pm.
In summer months, the first downhill Skyride departs at 7:30am.
A round trip Skyride is included with an Alpine Experience ticket or Annual Membership.
Learn about local flora and fauna, the history of Grouse Mountain and the local geology of the North Shore mountains. This 45-minute walk with a knowledgeable Grouse Mountain guide will take you across the mountain plateau and the serene Blue Grouse Lake area, home of the híwus feasthouse and cultural centre.
Guided Eco-Walk Times
Available from the May long weekend to the end of September.
45-minute walks begin at 11:00am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm and 4:00pm. Tours meet at the large map kiosk outside the Chalet.
Guided Eco-Walks are included with any Alpine Experience ticket or Annual Local's Pass.
Peak Chairlift Ride
Soaring to an altitude of 4,100 feet above sea level, our scenic Peak Chairlift will transport you to the apex of Grouse Mountain in a ride time of fourteen minutes. At the summit, be amazed by a spectacular panorama that reveals the beauty and scale of Vancouver, and the grandeur of the Pacific Ocean as it graces the coastline for as far as the eye can see.
Peak Chairlift Ride Operations
Available from the May long weekend to October. Access to the Peak Chair is included with a Peak Experience.
On-mountain upgrade from Alpine Experience - $7
Minimum height requirement for the chairlift ride is 1 metre.
Capture Your Peak Chairlift Experience
Personal photos are available for purchase after you ride. View your photos at the self-serve kiosks located in the Outpost or the Spirit Gallery.
Due to the unpredictability of nature we encourage you to check Today's Schedule for the Peak Chair hours or contact Guest Services for more information at 604.980.9311.
A self-guided or interpretive walking tour through the forests of Grouse Mountain offers a unique encounter with the great natural resources of British Columbia. Witness the majesty of local tree species, the traditional First Nations architecture of the híwus feasthouse, and the grandeur of two orphaned grizzly bears in the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife. Along the way, be sure to marvel at the eleven 16-foot chainsaw sculptures of Glen Greenside's Tribute to the Forest.
Self-Guided Walk Times
Available from the May long weekend to the end of September, from 9:00am to 10:00pm seven days a week.
Mountaintop access is included with any Alpine Experience ticket or Annual Local's Pass. For more information, visit our Mountain Map or Guest Services for more information.