Archive for the category "local mountains"

Grind for Kids 2011

June 13th, 2011 @ 9:55am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Grouse Grind officially opened for the season on Saturday as Vancouverites and visitors alike took to the 2.9 kilometer trail that goes right up Grouse Mountain. Known locally as “Mother Nature’s Stairmaster”, this 30 degree ascent is either on the bucket list of many or a part of their weekly routine. Photo credit: planetc1 […]

BC Parks 100

March 1st, 2011 @ 11:37am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Today is the 100th anniversary of BC Parks, upon creation of the first provincial park, Vancouver Island’s Strathcona Provincial Park. Throughout the rest of the year, BC Parks is hosting events across the province, from family snowshoe outings to bird watching, star-gazing, and learning to cave. Growing up in the Lower Mainland, exploring BC parks […]

Grouse Mountain Snowshoe Fondue

February 28th, 2011 @ 3:17pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The snow made its way from the mountain tops to the streets of Vancouver this past weekend, reminding us that spring has not yet sprung in the Lower Mainland. While many are getting out and about to enjoy the bounty of winter that’s been dumped upon us while it lasts, it can still be enjoyed […]

Social Media Directory for Ski Season

October 29th, 2009 @ 3:47pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

This morning I woke up to see a new Twitter update from @MtSeymourRoad: Ski and snowboard season is just around the corner and as Metro Vancouver prepares for another blustery winter, the local hills are getting ready to welcome the Olympic-sized crowds that will be flocking to the hills. Here’s how many of them are […]

Wine on the Mountain 2009

October 8th, 2009 @ 12:05pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Adoptive Families Association of BC presents their fourth Wine on the Mountain event coming up November 7th. This fundraising event takes place atop scenic Grouse Mountain and will combine food, entertainment and wine tastings. The theme this year “Arouse your Senses” will have you indulging smell, sight, touch, taste and sounds with the exquisite […]

Ziplining on Grouse Mountain

June 23rd, 2009 @ 8:48am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The other day I had the chance to go ziplining on Grouse Mountain with their Air Grouse ziplining tour. Essentially you can purchase your zipline pass at the base of the mountain and it will include your skyride (gondola) fare as well at the 2-hour zipline circuit. There are three ziplines at the lodge level […]

Most Grouse Grinds in a Day Record to be Challenged

June 17th, 2009 @ 3:33pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Local realtor, and Twitter contact to many, Sebastian Albrecht (@salbrecht) will attempt to break the record for the most successful Grouse Grind climbs in a day on June 22nd. He shares the current record of 12 with Jason Chong however he’s taking it upon himself to break it — and all for a good cause. […]

An evening at Grouse Mountain

June 6th, 2009 @ 8:00pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

I often say that one of the reasons why I love this city is that quick getaways are but minutes away. Last night after work I hopped the Sea Bus, then a bus, and within 45 minutes I was staring down at the entire region from over 3,000ft. Grouse Mountain‘s activities such as the interpretive […]