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Once upon a time when dogs rode the chairlifts in the mountains above Vancouver (PHOTO)

Whiskey, with a side of Brandy, to be precise.
Whiskey and a side of Brandy take a trip to the top of Grouse Mountain. Photo: North Vancouver Museum and Archives, # 10631

It's important to have a reliable buddy when you're headed up the mountain.

This image from the 1940s shows two St. Bernard dogs on the Grouse Mountain chairlift. The larger dog is Brandy and the smaller is Whiskey. Brandy was famous as the mascot for Grouse Mountain and often seen riding up and down the lifts.

The Time Traveller feature offers a weekly glimpse into the North Shore's past, courtesy of North Vancouver Museum and Archives.

Want to know more about the history of the North Shore? Visit or drop into the Archives of North Vancouver at 3203 Institute Rd. in Lynn Valley.

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