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Our city wouldn’t be nicknamed ‘City of Glass’ if it wasn’t for all of our kick butt vistas, views and landscapes.
Vancouver’s beauty is not lies in its beaches, parks, forests and people but also the fantastic views our bumpy topography affords us. Our pretty city status can be summed up by this simple mantra: the higher you go here, the better the view.
There are several ways to explore Vancity from the air. Below is a brief list of some of the best ways to fly high in Vancouver. Continue reading:
Five Ways to Fly High in Vancouver
No visit to Vancouver is complete without a trip up the Peak of Vancouver, and for many visitors and locals alike, the best way to get up Grouse Mountain is by foot. The only way you can go about doing that is by conquering the Grouse Grind, Vancouver’s notoriously hard hiking trail that’ll get you sweating, cursing, and shaking your fist at the world.
This past long weekend, the Grouse Grind opened up for the season after weeks of maintenance. Often referred to as “Mother Nature’s Stairmaster”, the Grouse Grind is a great excuse for a workout in the woods.
48 Hours in Vancouver is a weekly series appearing on Inside Vancouver featuring photos and information on interest-based itineraries such as food/wine, arts & culture and luxury travel; helping visitors plan the best Vancouver trip possible based on what they love. Today’s feature focuses on thrilling adventures for travelers who love to add a little spice to their vacations to make things interesting.
• A vehicle (rented or your own)
• Snowboarding Gear/Clothing (Equipment can be rented on the mountain)
• Hiking Boots
• Warmer clothing for higher altitudes
• Mountain Bike
• Daredevil Attitude
After a snow drought most of the winter, the floodgates have opened. The last several weeks have seen the Vancouver mountains blanketed with metres of fresh snow. For skiers who have waited patiently, the time is now to hit the slopes.
I checked out Grouse Mountain over a recent weekend, on a day when it was pouring rain in downtown Vancouver. Up on Grouse, however, all that precipitation was light, fluffy snow; in fact, the mountain had been dumped with nearly 25 centimetres of white stuff in the last 48 hours.
Situated only about 15 minutes from downtown, Grouse is known as the “Peak of Vancouver.” It offers 26 runs serviced by four chairlifts, plus two terrain parks. While the mountain may not have the biggest vertical drop or most technical trails in the area (that distinction generally goes to nearby Cypress), it is a great setting for people (like me) still learning to ski, with more than a half-dozen easy green and blue runs.