The Grouse Grind is one of the most popular hiking spots in B.C. for those in the Vancouver region and nearby. The Grouse Grind at Grouse Mountain has more than just hiking to offer and pulls in thousands of visitors each year just for hiking alone.
The popular Vancouver hiking spot has just recently opened again for hiking this week.
The hikers going up will not be able to hike downhill though and they will need to descend the mountain using the Skyride gondola that is available. For that ride down the mountain you can make reservations in advance on the website for Grouse Mountain Resort.
Face masks are also going to be mandatory for anyone who rides the Skyride as well.
Grouse Grind Sees Over 100k Visitors Per Year
The popular Grouse Grind is used to seeing tens of thousands of visitors throughout the year, altogether it could be more than 150k that they might see come through for a hike.
The hike itself isn’t an easy one but once you get to the top the views are truly breathtaking and it is worth it to put in the climb to get there.
Travel restrictions are still in place right now in B.C. and are expected to go until May long weekend coming up soon, where they might be extended if officials feel they are still needed.
Those in B.C. who want to go out and enjoy the weather are expected to stay close to home and to travel within your own health authority region, unless you are leaving for essential travel reasons.
The Grouse Grind is a popular hiking destination that is going to fill up quickly when the weather gets nice out.
Although the Vancouver hiking spot is reopening anyone who is going to visit for a hike is still encouraged to maintain social distancing when possible.
Last year when we saw the Grouse Grind hiking area re-open we saw that the Skyride gondola was operating at 30 per cent capacity as they wanted to make sure there is room for that social distancing.
The trail is expected to be open between 7 am and 6:30 pm on a daily basis.
Although the Grouse Grind hiking spot in Vancouver is reopening however, it is expected to close again later in May for an improvement project on the trail that will last several weeks.
If you are going up for a hike you will want to make sure that you have looked into booking your ride for the way down.