Got Snow? Cypress Opens Friday!

Photo: Flickr, Zac McDougall

Dust off those boards, tweak those bindings and dig out your long undies because it is snowing in the mountains! Like most winter enthusiasts, this is the time of year I longingly watch our magnificent Lions for that first dusting of white. With bated breath, I diligently monitor temperature and precipitation predictions. Anticipation builds! While commuters curse, I gleefully thank Mother Nature for the early season storms and unexpected blast of winter. I visualize fresh tracks and apres ski! Well, Vancouverites, the wait is over. It is official; Cypress Mountain kicks off the season this Friday, November 10th.

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Got Snow? Cypress Opens Friday!

3 Ways to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone in Vancouver

photo: Hastings Overland

The following article was written by Carly Whetter, Communications Assistant at Tourism Vancouver.

Tick off a bucket-list item this fall and get your adrenaline pumping. Try off-roading in a fully-equipped Jeep, fly above the treetops, or take aim at B.C.’s longest indoor shooting range.

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3 Ways to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone in Vancouver

Free Mountaintop Yoga is Back at Grouse Mountain this Summer!

free yoga grouse mountain

Image courtesy of Grouse Mountain

The yoga class with the best view in Vancouver is back for the summer! Grouse Mountain and YYoga have brought back the popular mountaintop class for August and you’re invited to stretch in the sunshine on Saturdays and Sundays.

Each 60 minute yoga class will be led every weekend until August 27th from 10:00am – 11:00am in the Plaza at the top of Grouse Mountain – just outside of the chalet. It’s the perfect excuse to get out of bed early on the weekend and relax in the sun while gazing down on the stunning views over the city and beyond. Plus, did we mention that it’s free?

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Free Mountaintop Yoga is Back at Grouse Mountain this Summer!

Grouse Grind Opens for the 2017 Hiking Season this Weekend

Grouse Grind 2017

Photo: janheuninck | Inside Vancouver Flickr pool

Ready to get sweaty? Vancouver’s most notorious hike, the Grouse Grind, will be opening this Saturday, June 17 at 6:15 am to kick off grinding season. Commonly known as “Mother Nature’s Stairmaster”, the Grouse Grind takes you up steep and rugged terrain on a 2.9km hike up the mountain. It’s an intense workout with 2,830 stairs and an elevation gain of 2,800 feet.

This year’s opening of the Grind has been the latest in history due to a high snow pack and trail upgrades by Metro Vancouver. But, starting tomorrow, the Grind will be open daily for hiking.

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Grouse Grind Opens for the 2017 Hiking Season this Weekend

Grouse Mountain Grizzly Bears Wake Up from Hibernation

grouse mountain grizzlies

Image courtesy of Grouse Mountain

Ever had a really good sleep-in that felt like you’d been in bed for days? For Grinder and Coola, Grouse Mountain’s resident grizzly bears, their second longest winter sleep-in just concluded after 152 days of hibernation!

The annual awakening of the massive male grizzlies signals the coming of summer adventures, even though skiing and riding still remains open thanks to the colder Spring climate and fresh snow.

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Grouse Mountain Grizzly Bears Wake Up from Hibernation

Kids In Vancouver: Best Places To Snap Photos In The Snow

Snowman at Sunset Beach | Photo: Norm Lee (Flickr)

Do you want to build a snowman? Well if you do, you’d better hurry! For the first time in 20 years, Vancouver has been blanketed in snow for an extended period of time, but the fluffy white stuff is about to see its final days. If you’re looking to create your own Olaf, or simply  snap a stunning photo in the snow before Spring arrives, here are some close-to-downtown spots on Vancouver’s North Shore where you can do just that.

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Kids In Vancouver: Best Places To Snap Photos In The Snow

Snowshoes, Sunsets and the Grind

 

Scenic views from the Snowshoe Grind Photo: D Coo Badger Photography

Missing your fitness fix on the Grouse Grind?  Resolved to up your fitness level in 2017? With epic snow on our North Shore Mountains if you have not yet traded your hiking boots for snowshoes, now might be the time to challenge the Snowshoe Grind!

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Snowshoes, Sunsets and the Grind

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