(This story is sponsored by Grouse Mountain.)
With its world famous hiking trail, resident grizzly bears, and its vast variety of cultural, educational, and outdoor activities, Grouse Mountain has long been a favourite attraction for locals and tourists alike. But for those who really want to ensure they make the most of everything that the North Shore hotspot has to offer, the new silver and gold annual passes include a ton of member perks.
With both options you receive year-round Skyride access to a mountaintop of fun, in addition to 50 percent off mountain admission tickets for guests, and 20 percent off all regular-priced items at the Grouse Mountain Starbucks® location.
But to take your experience to new heights, the gold membership is the way to go. For just $199 per year, gold-pass holders receive more than $300 in added value. One of the benefits is an annual parking pass, which means you don’t have to worry about paying for a spot whenever you go. And since Grouse Mountain is conveniently located just 15-minutes’ drive from downtown Vancouver, there’s no excuse not to get some post-work fitness up the Grind—or a sip cocktail on the patio, if you so prefer.
The gold annual pass includes one free Mountain Ropes Adventure™, which lets guests explore the forest from high among the trees as they embark on a mountaintop journey. The series of four aerial ropes courses, with varying degrees of difficulty, include suspension bridges, ziplines, ladders, and nets.
For gold pass holders who want to get their adrenaline pumping, the one free Mountain Zipline tour is a perk you won’t want to miss. The dual-line, five-line circuit takes you across the peaks and canyons of Grouse and Dam Mountains at speeds of up to 80 kilometres per hour.
Or why not feel the wind on your face by taking advantage of the free Skyride Surf Adventure®? Join a small group on a special viewing platform on the rooftop of the Grouse Mountain Super Skyride, as you travel 1,610 metres to the summit.
The gold membership also includes unlimited access to the Eye of the Wind®. Visitors can enjoy 360-degree views of Vancouver from the world’s first and only wind turbine with a clear glass viewPOD at the top of the tower, just three metres from its massive, rotating blades.
Grouse offers four seasons of fun and with the annual gold pass, members also receive one free winter equipment rentals, which includes one ski or snowboard rental, one snowshoe rental, one skate rental, and one Sliding Zone sled rental.
For more information, or to purchase your pass, visit the website.