Grouse Grind is closed following this past weekend’s cold snap, which broke a handful of weather records in the Lower Mainland.
The steep trail of natural stairs in North Vancouver shuttered Sunday due to “unsafe icy conditions,” said the governing body of the regional park it is part of, Metro Vancouver.
“Staff will reassess later in the day and advise [the trail’s closure] regarding tomorrow,” it added.
The #GrouseGrind Trail will be CLOSED for the remainder of today and Monday, Oct. 26 due to unsafe icy conditions. If you use the BCMC Route in Grouse Mountain Regional Park, you are advised to use microspikes. Leave enough time to finish your hike before sunset.— Metro Vancouver (@MetroVancouver) October 25, 2020
Instead, the authority is advising hikers to use the nearby BC Mountaineering Club Route, which is located just east of the Grind.
That's because temperatures on the mountain are expected to dip as low as -2 degrees Celsius Monday.
Those who do venture out on the club route are being asked to bring proper footwear, including microspikes.