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How Long Does the Grouse Mountain Skyride Take?

The Grouse Mountain Skyride is a super cool way to get up to Grouse Mountain – in fact, it’s the only way without breaking your back hiking up the Grouse Grind.

But how long does the Grouse Mountain Skyride take?

Let’s find out.

⚠️ Warning ⚠️ – We’re now in high season. Lines for the gondola are long and you’ll likely have to wait several trips to get up – avoid this by booking Grouse Mountain tickets in advance with no money down.

The Grouse Mountain Skyride descends down the mountain
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How Long is the Skyride at Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain is one of the top things to do in Vancouver,  so this ain’t no commute you’ll be begging to end – you’ll want to soak in the bird’s eye view of the city and mountains.

The Skyride trip takes just 8 minutes to climb the 2100 feet up Grouse Mountain.

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Compare this with the two hour hike of the Grouse Grind and this is practically at light speed.

One final thing: as I mentioned in my post on how long to spend at Grouse Mountain, this trip can take a lot longer especially during peak Grouse Mountain summer and Vancouver winter periods.

You’ll want to avoid lining up at the bottom (and the inevitable two gondola wait) by buying your tickets in advance.

With Grouse Mountain Skyride tickets you can walk straight on with no wait:

During Vancouver ski and snowboard season, it’s even more essential to book Grouse Mountain ski tickets in advance:

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