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Grouse Mountain  British Columbia   #565
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Howe Sound Group

Height: 1231 m -> 4039 feet
Prominence?: 86 m  
Line Parent?: Dam Mountain (1.0 km away, at bearing 339 degrees)
Greater Parent: Dam Mountain (1.0 km away)

Location:   49.38611,-123.07639     49:23:10, -123:04:35   10U 494456 5470382 (17 km SW of Head of Indian Arm). (7 km N of North Vancouver). NTS Mapsheet: 092.G.06   AreaCode: EM93/DA87
Grouse Mountain from North
Located in North Vancouver. This mountain is a familiar landmark to anyone landing in Vancouver, and at night the lights from the illuminated ski runs mark the sky. It is set up primarily as a tourist attraction, with a large restaurant at the top, as well as a fenced in area with two grizzly bears. It has a downhill ski area and a rink. From Grouse Mountain, there is one main hiking trail which goes north, first of all to Dam Mountain, then Crown Mountain and the Camel. Unfortunately, they also have continuous helicopter tours which often buzz the area north of Grouse every 3 minutes, and thus deprive people of the quiet and solitude that would otherwise be possible.

Grouse Mountain can be accessed via a gondola, or via hiking trails from the large parking area at its base. The most heavily used hiking trail is called the "Grouse Grind", and is a popular exercise climb used by hundreds of people every day.

Name Notes: Like a half dozen other peaks, this one is named for the Grouse, a hen like bird whose distinctive "whump-whump-whump" mating call characterizes the coast range in spring.

Trip Reports within 1 km
36 2018.08.28 Hiking the Mount Fromme West Slope Trail Klaus Haring
37 2017.03.23 Exploring the Larsen Trail to Grouse Mountain Klaus Haring
44 2017.01.12 Winter climb of Forks Peak from Hanes Valley Serguei Okountsev
43 2015.06.05 An unusual approach to Mount Fromme Klaus Haring
34 2014.03.23 Godmother Peak (Crown N1) - South Ridge Serguei Okountsev
28 2014.03.01 Crown Couloir in winter Serguei Okountsev
24 2011.10.15 A new Trail to Grouse Klaus Haring
24 2008.04.20 Skiing Hanes Valley behind Grouse Mountain Route Blair Mitten
30 2007.09.15 Widowmaker Jesse Mason
36 2003.05.13 Mount Fromme in Springtime Christopher Brayshaw
38 2002.08.09 Crown Mountain, Widowmaker Arete Andrew Rennie
25 2000.10.01 Crown mountain (via Dam Mountain / Beck trail, and rescue Richard Howard
24 1998.10.20 Camel Direct from Hanes Creek David Campbell


Paper Maps
1:20000North Shore Trail Map - 2nd Edition Trail Ventures BC

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
5 Grouse Mountain from North Serguei Okountsev

Placename Photos
5 Dam and Grouse Mountain from Downtown Vancouver David Crerar
5 Red Shack David Grantham
4 Echo Peak (Perrault)( from Grouse Mountain Wind Windmill David Crerar
2 Coola the Grizzly Bear Kevin Teague