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Archives Photos of the Day: Grouse Mountain

May 15th, 2012 @ 1:04pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Grouse Mountain is as much a summer playground as it is a snowy winter destination. The Grouse Grind tests endurance, performances at the peak entertain, ziplines thrill, the resident grizzly bears awake from their cold season slumber, and the views of the South Coast mesmerize. For today’s roundup of photos from the Vancouver Archives, I […]

From the Miss604 Flickr Pool: Mountains

February 8th, 2012 @ 1:12pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Locals know what I’m talking about when I described days that are so clear that you can spot each individual evergreen on the local mountains. Looking North, the Eye of the Wind turns on Grouse while the SkyRide ascends, packed with visitors. It’s the kind of view that makes you pull out your phone to […]

This Day in History: Grouse SkyRide

February 2nd, 2012 @ 10:33am by Rebecca Bollwitt

It was February 2, 1966 that the Grouse Mountain SkyRide officially opened to skiers. It was dedicated later that year, on December 15th, by Premier W.A.C. Bennett. Photo credit: mountainhiker on Flickr – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool Photo credit: Pat Z on Flickr – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool & John Bollwitt […]

City and Slope Vancouver 2012

January 25th, 2012 @ 10:28am by Rebecca Bollwitt

This winter the City and Slope festival will tie in adventures on our local mountains with interactive events downtown. From February 9 to 12, 2012, you can enjoy live concerts, attractions, and snow-filled action on the hills. City Illuminate Yaletown: Light displays, music, and more in this heritage district. Science World Light Show: Nightly on […]

Snow Tubing Classic for a Cause

January 17th, 2012 @ 2:40pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

There are some very creative ways to support a cause and flying down a snowy slope on a rubber doughnut filled with air sounds pretty fantastic. A Little More Good, a local company that supports and promotes the ‘small’ actions that you can take to make a difference, has dreamed up the Snow Tubing Classic. […]

Girls Ride Free at Mount Seymour 2012

January 4th, 2012 @ 10:42am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The 6th annual Girls Ride Free – Shred for a Cure campaign at Mount Seymour starts January 9, 2012 and will run until March 2, 2012. Ladies can pick up their free lift passes from participating locations and enjoy a night on the mountain every Monday after 6:00pm. Keira-Anne and me. Photo credit: Keira-Anne on […]

North Shore Snowshoe Options

December 19th, 2011 @ 9:08am by Rebecca Bollwitt

There’s something for everyone on the North Shore mountains as they continue to get dusted with powder this season. As an alternative to skiing or boarding, snowshoeing is gaining in popularity and is often paired with other wintery activities. Mount Seymour, Grouse Mountain, and Cypress each have snowshoe packages: Mount Seymour Snowshoe Mount Seymour offers […]

Grouse Mountain Winter Giveaway

December 9th, 2011 @ 10:33am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Grouse Mountain is The Peak of Christmas this season with a handful of activities for families, even if you’re not a skier. Enjoy sleigh rides, outdoor ice skating, carollers, music, and visit with Santa himself until December 24, 2011. Photo credit: GrahamKing on Flickr Other special events include Breakfast with Santa from December 14th until […]