Looking to get a little s’more out of your winter this year?
The North Shore’s Grouse Mountain has a snowshoe tour that offers a little adventure, warmth, and indulgence all in one. Plus, it's something the whole family can enjoy.
The Snowshoe & S'more Tour begins with an easy 1 km snowshoe through a snow-covered forest trail and the mountain’s Light Walk, a stunning light installation amongst the fir and spruce around Blue Grouse Lake.
The tour continues to a lookout of Vancouver before returning to a roaring campfire where participants can warm up and enjoy s’mores and hot apple cider.
Grouse Mountain tour guides describe the night out as “a truly magical experience that everyone can enjoy.”
Those after something a bit more adventurous could try the Snowshoe Grind. The 4.3km mountaintop trail, with a 240m-elevation gain, was designed so that people could complete it at a comparable time to their normal Grouse Grind records. The well-marked route starts at the relocated Grouse Grind timer, outside the chalet adjacent to the Skyride ramp and just southwest of the skate pond, and leads to Dam Mountain, which sits at 1,372m, offering views of the surrounding snow-capped mountains.
When: Saturday’s through to April 6 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Grouse Mountain
Cost: $30 per person - Includes guide, S’mores and Hot Apple Cider (All guests must have a valid Mountain Admission Ticket and Snowshoe rentals are available for $10)