Up Above Vancouver

The weather was absolutely beautiful today, so we decided to go up into the mountains to get a great view of the city and surrounding area.

We decided to go to Grouse Mountain, largely because we don’t have a rental car, and they offered a free shuttle to get to the mountain and there was enough to do there that it worth the travel time. On our way to the shuttle we stopped by the harbour again to see the Eight Bit Orca.

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and the 2010 Olympic cauldron.

One can have the flame tuned on for special events for the low price of Ca$5,000/4 hr
One can have the flame tuned on for special events for the low price of Ca$5,000/4 hr

There are two ways to get to the top of the mountain. The first is the Grouse Grind, (1.8 mi and 2,800′ vertical) climb over 2830 stairs. The record time to the top is 25’01”. The other option is the aerial tram. We took the tram and made it up in less than 25 min.

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At the top we were treated to great views of the Vancouver area.

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Mt Baker (Washington, USA) in the distance reaching a modest 10,781 ft.
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Greater Vancouver, from 10 miles away and ~3500′ up

There were many shows and exhibitions up at the top of the mountain. Including a large bear habitat.

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And a raptor show

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Rachel loves her good zoom lens!

Tomorrow we meet some friends at the Vancouver Aquarium and explore some of Stanley Park. Tomorrow is also the last day of the trip. We begin flying back late tomorrow night.

Today’s weather: High 75, Low 55, Sunny

Sunrise: 5:09am Sunset 9:12pm

Total Steps: 13,148

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