Grouse Mountain to receive approximately $2.5 million in government funding for trail improvements

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      One of Metro Vancouver’s popular outdoor destinations is getting a makeover.

      On August 6, North Vancouver MP and Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson and North Vancouver–Lonsdale MLA Bowinn Ma announced federal and provincial funding allocated for improving Grouse Mountain’s trail system.

      The B.C. government will provide over $1.1 million while the federal government will provide over $1.3 million.

      The improvements will include an extension of the plaza at the main trailhead to improve access to the Grouse Grind, a reconstruction and realignment of about 2,900 metres of the B.C. Mountaineering Club Trail (BCMC Trail, located east of the Grouse Grind), and additions of more trail connections, interpretative and way-finding signage, kiosks, and viewpoints.

      “Though Grouse Mountain Regional Park is best known for its popular trails, it is also home to extensive forests and streams that provide year-round habitats for a variety of wildlife and plant species,” Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Committee chair John McEwen explained in a news release.

      Grouse Mountain closed in March due to the pandemic but began reopening in phases, with the first phase starting on June 22, followed by a wider reopening on June 26.