5 Reasons to Tackle the Grouse Snowshoe Grind Every Weekend

Snowshoe Grind Grouse Mountain Vancouver

Image courtesy of Grouse Mountain

There are many people in Vancouver who love the iconic Grouse Grind on Grouse Mountain. Okay, “love” may be too strong of a word. More like, hate every minute of it until you get to the top and feel EXCELLENT.

But, in the wintertime when the Grouse Grind shuts down due to snow/ice, people start to get a little bit of an itch for an extreme weekly work out. Luckily, Grouse Mountain introduced the  Snowshoe Grind – a challenging trail that is similar to summertime Grind times.

The Snowshoe Grind is a 4.3km trail of uphill grinding to the top of Dam Mountain. It usually takes about an hour to complete and is a great way to get into the snowy, mountain environment.

So, if you haven’t tried it out yet, or you’re just looking for a good reason to get your sweat on, I present you 5 reasons to tackle the Grouse Snowshoe Grind every weekend!

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5 Reasons to Tackle the Grouse Snowshoe Grind Every Weekend

Grouse Mountain’s Enchanting Light Walk Brightens up the Night

Grouse Light Walk

Image courtesy of Grouse Mountain

Night time is getting a bit brighter on Grouse Mountain thanks to their enchanting new Light Walk experience. Open daily at dusk, the Light Walk is a free mountain-top activity that is a great excuse to get a bit more fresh air and exercise at night.

Not only is it a great view with your own eyes, it also makes for some pretty amazing photo opportunities as well!

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Grouse Mountain’s Enchanting Light Walk Brightens up the Night

Real reindeer, 8000-sq-ft skating pond and special sliding zone: Peak of Christmas returning to Vancouver

Photo sourced from grousemountain.com

Photo sourced from grousemountain.com

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas … at least on Grouse Mountain.

Frosted white with a fresh dump of snow, Grouse is set to launch its annual Peak of Christmas festivities, Nov. 27. Each year, the ski mountain is transformed into a scene straight from the North Pole, where you can rub noses with real reindeer, stroll through an alpine forest bedecked with lights, and even get some face time with the big man in red himself.

The mile-long ascent aboard Grouse’s Skyride aerial tram brings guests to the base, more than 300 metres above the city of Vancouver. Along the way, the scenery changes from Pacific rainforest to winter wonderland, as you skim over the tops of spruce and fir heavy with snow. Continue reading:
Real reindeer, 8000-sq-ft skating pond and special sliding zone: Peak of Christmas returning to Vancouver

Your FIFA Fan Guide to the Women’s World Cup in Vancouver!

Photo: Ted McGrath | Flickr

Photo: Ted McGrath | Flickr

The FIFA Women’s World Cup kicked off on Saturday and runs until July 5, culminating with the final match at BC Place stadium on July 5 at 4 pm.

Whether you plan to catch the action inside the stadium or not, here are some ways to soak up the soccer vibe in Vancouver over these exciting 30 days of sport!

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Your FIFA Fan Guide to the Women’s World Cup in Vancouver!

Grouse Grind to open this Friday!

Photo:  janheuninck | Inside Vancouver Flickr pool

Photo: janheuninck | Inside Vancouver Flickr pool

Just in time for the weekend, Grouse Mountain is pleased to announce that as per Metro Vancouver, the Grouse Grind will open for the 2015 hiking season on Friday, May 8th from 6:15 am until 7:00 pm.

With summer just around the corner, we are very excited that the iconic Grouse Grind trail will open for the season,” said Grouse Mountain general manager Michael Cameron.  “As Vancouverites’ favourite destination for outdoor fitness, we cannot wait to begin another exciting season of fundraising and achievement on ‘Mother Nature’s Stairmaster’.”

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Grouse Grind to open this Friday!