Grouse Mountain Grizzlies Awake from Hibernation for 2019 Spring Season

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Images courtesy of Grouse Mountain. (Photo by Devin Manky)

The bears are back in town! Grouse Mountain’s resident grizzly bears, Grinder and Coola, have just emerged from their very long winter nap after after 128 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.

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Grouse Mountain Grizzlies Awake from Hibernation for 2019 Spring Season

Experience Grouse Mountain After Dark on the Full Moon & New Moon Snowshoe Tours

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Everything looks different in the dark. Lit by the glow of the moon, you’re invited to explore the trails of Grouse Mountain during their Full Moon snowshoe tours.

More interested in stargazing? There is also a New Moon snowshoe tour that takes advantage of the minimal glow from the moon, allowing stars to shine their brightest.

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Experience Grouse Mountain After Dark on the Full Moon & New Moon Snowshoe Tours

Ladies can ski for just $15 on Monday nights at Mount Seymour in North Vancouver

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When was the last time you had a good girl’s night out? If you’ve been searching for new ideas on where to meet up with your girl gang, Mount Seymour is the place to be on Monday nights in January and March for their extremely popular Shred for the Cause nights.

Starting Monday, January 21, 2019, ladies of all ages (and those who identify as female) are invited to spend their Monday evenings to ski and board for a good cause in support of local charity, the Bloom Group.

Last year, the event raised over $30,000 for the charity, which provides some of the most progressive social services in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside for women and children.

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Ladies can ski for just $15 on Monday nights at Mount Seymour in North Vancouver

Eagle-watching in Squamish at its peak now through mid-February

 

It’s December, and that means it’s prime eagle-viewing time in the Sea-to-Sky corridor.

From mid-November to mid-February every year, thousands of eagles come to the area to prey on salmon following the fall spawning. Day-trip floats down the Cheakamus River near Squamish offer a chance to see these magnificent birds in their natural habitat, in some of the largest gatherings of bald eagles in the world.

Your friendly neighbourhood Inside Vancouver correspondent went on one of these day-trips courtesy of Squamish Rafting Company. This is what we experienced.

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Eagle-watching in Squamish at its peak now through mid-February

6 Awesome Places to go Snow Tubing and Sliding this Winter in and around Vancouver

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Looking for the fastest, most fun way down a mountain that doesn’t involve putting on ski boots or buying an expensive snowboard? Snow tubing is easily one of the most entertaining winter activities to enjoy in Vancouver.

With the local mountains officially opening for skiing and snowboarding, the winter season is officially on! If you’re looking for some adrenaline-packed entertainment that’s easier than the typical board sports of winter, snow tubing is the best answer!

If there’s snow on the ground, snow tubing or sledding is as easy as finding the closest hill (listen for the delighted screams of children!) Barring that, there are a few more official options that will provide you with hours of fun.

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6 Awesome Places to go Snow Tubing and Sliding this Winter in and around Vancouver

Local Vancouver Mountains Now Open for 2018/19 Ski and Snowboard Season!

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After a very long wait, the snow is … slowly… arriving in Vancouver! The local mountains have been making snow like mad and have officially opened for the 2018/19 season.

With snow in the forecast, it’s officially time to dust off your skis or boards and dig out your goggles and gloves! Here is what’s open so far:

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Local Vancouver Mountains Now Open for 2018/19 Ski and Snowboard Season!

Light Walk on Grouse Mountain is a Dazzling, Dreamy Winter Light Display

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Grouse Mountain’s been transformed into Vancouver’s North Pole for their annual Peak of Christmas event, featuring Santa’s workshop, a gingerbread village, and other holiday activities.

But, most importantly, the Peak of Christmas also means that the annual Light Walk is turned back on! Your Instagram account will thank you! The spectacular Grouse Mountain Light Walk is an enchanting way to spend a winter evening on top of a mountain.

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Light Walk on Grouse Mountain is a Dazzling, Dreamy Winter Light Display