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Is Grouse Mountain Worth It? Price Breakdown & Reviews

With 1.3 million annual visitors Grouse Mountain is Vancouver’s number one visitor attraction.

But is Grouse Mountain worth it?

Let’s take a deep look together so you can make a decision.

grouse mountain patio restaurant with bird's eye view of vancouver harbourIs Grouse Mountain Worth Visiting?

The Lower Mainland’s alpine playground is always an option, whether you’re visiting Grouse Mountain in summer or heading up for a Grouse Mountain ski day.

That said, unlike other typical mountain getaways there’s a price attached just to get up there in the first place:

  • Adults (18-64): $57.96
  • Seniors (65+): $49.56
  • Youth (13-17): $41.16
  • Children (5-12): $30.24
  • Toddlers (0-5): free

It’s only after considering these Grouse Mountain Gondola prices that can we determine whether Grouse Mountain is worth it or not.

Related: How to Get to Grouse Mountain

Looking to see Capilano Suspension Bridge too? Consider a Grouse Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge tour.

What’s Included in Grouse Mountain Tickets

Of course, Grouse Mountain wouldn’t’ leave you on the hook for $57.96 without offering more than just a ride.

While the panoramic views aboard the gondola are almost worth the trip, it’s important to understand there are over a dozen Grouse Mountain activities included:

  • Peak chairlift (summer)
  • Birds-in-Motion demonstration (summer)
  • World-Famous Lumberjack Show (summer)
  • Ranger talks (summer)
  • Guided eco-walks (summer)
  • Theatre in the Sky (year-round)
  • Pollinators’ Garden (summer)
  • Grizzly Bear Habitat (summer)
  • Disc Golf (summer)
  • Snowshoeing (winter)
  • Sliding Zone (winter)
  • Outdoor skating (winter)
  • Light Walk (winter)
  • Peak Chalet
  • Kids Treetop Canopy Adventure

The gondola ride itself is miles above (almost literally) the $18.25 Vancouver Lookout so let’s conservatively round that up to $20.00 in value.

Guided eco walks will set you back around $50.00 in the city, while snowshoeing over at nearby Seymour Mountain costs $17.00 per person.

We can see how this starts to add up, making Grouse Mountain tickets a sort of total Vancouver tourism package:

  • The best views in the city
  • A fantastic way to discover Vancouver nature
  • Educational tours and films on local history
  • Grizzly bears!
  • Fantastic hiking
  • An endless array of winter sports
  • Great food and drink

That said, if you’re not looking to discover the great outdoors it’s by no means mandatory – there are plenty of other top things to do in Vancouver to keep you busy.

If you came to Vancouver for our nature though, this is a very wise bet to make.

Grouse Mountain Visitor Reviews

Grouse Mountain currently has 4.9/5 stars from customers at their ticket seller Tiqets.

Customers generally rave about the spectacular views:

With the shows and activities up top being a close second:

Finally, those booking tickets in advance online are very satisfied with the process at Tiqets.com:

Curious? Make sure to read more Grouse Mountain reviews for a greater understanding of whether Grouse Mountain is worth it or not.

At any rate, ensure that you book your tickets in advance as gondola capacity is low and you won’t want to endure two or three gondola waits to get up the mountain while you queue up for tickets.


So Is Grouse Mountain Worth the Money?

All indication points to Grouse Mountain being an unforgettable experience, especially for those bent on getting out in nature.

At any rate, if I’ve missed something here please don’t hesitate to write me in the comments as I am happy to give free advice to all my readers!

Enjoy your day out at Grouse Mountain ⛰️

Related: How Long to Spend at Grouse Mountain?


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