Grouse Grind Trail is officially open; upcoming BCMC route improvements

METRO Vancouver’s Grouse Grind Trail is officially open as of today (Monday), with regular open hours of 7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. daily.

This month, a trail improvement project will begin along the BCMC Route. The trail will be closed today (Monday, May 10) to facilitate material and supply drops via helicopter. Starting in late May, the BCMC Route will be closed Monday to Thursday for up to 10 weeks. For public safety, it is imperative that hikers do not use the route while crews are working. Check the Grouse Mountain Regional Park webpage or sign up to the Grouse Mountain Regional Park mailing list for updates.

Downhill hiking is prohibited on the Grouse Grind Trail. In order to descend Grouse Mountain, hikers may reserve in advance a spot on the Skyride via the Grouse Mountain Resort website. Wearing a face mask is mandatory for all Skyride users.

Metro Vancouver says it continues to make every effort to keep regional parks open as outlets for people to safely enjoy the outdoors.

All parks visitors are asked to follow these guidelines:

  • Choose parks in your own area – do not travel across the region
  • Maintain physical distance of at least two metres from others at all times, including in parking lots
  • Pack it in, pack it out – do not leave any items behind in parks, including organic material such as apple cores and banana peels
  • Wash or sanitize hands frequently during the day and upon returning home
  • Stay home if you are sick

Safety information for Grouse Grind Trail

  • The 2.5 kilometer trail is a very steep and strenuous hike
  • Wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear
  • Downhill hiking is not permitted on the Grouse Grind Trail. The Grouse Mountain Resort Skyride is the only downhill option while the BCMC Route is closed for trail upgrades
  • Be prepared with water, a snack and a cell phone
  • Leave enough time to finish your hike before it gets dark
  • Dogs are not permitted on the Grouse Grind Trail

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