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Time Traveller: Here's the first car to use the Grouse Mountain Highway

Opened to cars in 1926, the Grouse Mountain Highway is now popular with hikers and mountain bikers

While today many cars and transit vehicles help ferry millions of people to Grouse Mountain every year, here is a photo of the first car to ever traverse Grouse Mountain Highway, taken in August 1926.

Standing in front of the car, a Hupmobile, is Lindsay Loutet, the son of former reeve of the District of North Vancouver Jack Loutet, and founder of the Grouse Mountain Ski Club.

A few months after this photo was taken the original Grouse Mountain Chalet opened. The Grouse Mountain Highway is now used as a popular trail for mountain bikers and hikers.

Visit the MONOVA website for more information about the history of the North Shore and to plan your visit to MONOVA: Museum of North Vancouver, now open at 115 West Esplanade in The Shipyards.

Currently, MONOVA: Archives of North Vancouver, at 3203 Institute Road in Lynn Valley, is open by appointment only. Contact: [email protected]

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