Grouse Mountain

GROUSE MOUNTAIN (el 1,211 m), overlooking N VANCOUVER and BURRARD INLET, is one of the most popular SKIING areas and visitor destinations in the Lower Mainland. It was named in 1894 by a party of climbers after a blue grouse they shot. A ski chalet opened in 1924, and the area became even more popular with skiiers in 1949 with the construction of the first double chairlift in N America. During the 1970s the lift was replaced by the Skyride gondola, which carries visitors up to the ski runs,...

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