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Grouse Grind Opening Date Has Been Announced For 2019 Season

It’s time to get those hiking boots ready! North Vancouver’s Grouse Grind trail officially re-opens ahead of the summer on Friday, May 3rd, 2019.

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Metro Vancouver made the announcement on Twitter:

Nature’s Stairmaster will be open from 6:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on its first day of the season.

The 2.9 km trail closes annually during the winter months due to snow and ice. However, the warmer temperatures that the city has been receiving lately make it safe for visitors to hike the popular trail on the North Shore.

Unfortunately, hikers don’t have the option to travel down the Grind by foot. The trail is so steep and narrow that downhill travel is not permitted by Metro Vancouver. The primary reason for this is safety – both yours and that of your fellow hikers.

In addition, the Grouse Grind was designed to be an upward hike and descending the trail will cause considerable damage. The cost per person for the gondola ride down is $15.

To buy your gondola ticket online, click here.

Make sure to stay warm, bring water, snacks, and appropriate footwear.

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