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Address: 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7R 4K9, Canada
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Definitely a grind!

Great natural workout climbing. Not much of a view climbing as it's steep; either see the next couple steps or someone's backside. Well depends on the backside 🍑 Anyways, I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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San Francisco, California

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Great natural workout climbing. Not much of a view climbing as it's steep; either see the next couple steps or someone's backside. Well depends on the backside 🍑 Anyways, I realized I'm not in shape. Climbed but over my expected time. Oh well. The view from the top is nice and you can walk down the BCMC trail which is... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

As we made our way up, we decided there are only three reasons you would hike the Grouse Grind: a) you're training, b) you're cheap, c) you're uninformed. a) We saw maybe 4 or 5 people with triathlon shirts and local passes hanging from their necks. Good for them to use the beautiful Vancouver outdoors for training! b) That's us,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

During our recent 2 night stay in North Vancouver (August 8&9) my wife and I decided to tackle the Grouse Grind and we're so glad we did! It was easy enough to get there from our motel, simply by taking the 232 bus. Upon arrival, we did a little stretching before setting off. It was much more steep than expected... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent family fitness activity for those who are already in pretty good shape. My kids, 11, 13, & 17 were able to do it in under 1hr 20 mins. Plan on lots of sweating so bring extra shirts and a water bottle. I recommend running shoes over hiking boots. We didn't use walking sticks but some (generally older) folks seem... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Don't know how this can be anyone's idea of fun. I am not in very good shape but was able to finish the hike - i didn't enjoy it. The only thing enjoyable was the beer at the restaurant Altitudes at the top, and the gondola ride back. Not doing it again.

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North Vancouver, British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Steep and challenging. Not a hike but a workout. Go early to avoid the crowds. Amazing views on top. Take the tram down.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It's tough but fun. Plan to carry adequate water in summer. But you will never be lonely. People in Vancouver treat this as a walk in the park :-)

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My children and I did the hike yesterday! Was VERY though but we did it. The view from up there is super beautiful. My kids enjoyed watching the bears, the free shows from the lumberkacks and the free birds demonstration. We had a great day! We had to pay CAD 10,00 each to get down using the gondola. I really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Third toughest hike in the world. 2,900 stairs up! I liked it, but didn't make it to top, because the rest of my group wanted to return. I thought going down hill was harder. I want to go back with the right shoes and a knee brace!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I can highly recommend doing the Grouse Grind for any active traveller. This was the first taste I got of the incredible wilderness there is to see in Canada and all of the North Shore in general won't disappoint! It can be a go at your own pace adventure or an extreme cardio workout depending on fitness but don't underestimate... More 

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