Check out this funky 1967 short film about Grouse Mountain (VIDEO)


In this funky 1967 short film, Vancouver is “A place to be,” but Grouse Mountain is its true focus.

Head via car across the Lions Gate Bridge (with some groovy background music) to this incredible vista. Although the film is about Grouse, there’s a lot of footage of a noticeably less densified Vancouver, along with its teeming beaches of water-sport enthusiasts and babes.

Nostalgic foodies will love a brief overhead look at the long-gone Trader Vic’s on the Bayshore property, and, once up the tram, the gastronomy on display at Grouse’s fine dining restaurant.

Dig the alpine vibes (and fur hats and nordic sweaters) on the slopes, and then cozy up back at the lodge to sing and dance to some German music.

“A place to Be” was written and directed by UK-born filmmaker Wilf Gray, who had established Wilf Gray Productions in 1964 in Victoria with his wife, Margaret.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom