The Grouse Grind is officially opening for the season this weekend

May 26 2023, 7:00 pm

Calling all hikers! We now know exactly when the Grouse Grind will reopen in 2023.

Hikers all around the city can rejoice that as of 7 am on Saturday, May 27, The Grouse Grind Trail in Grouse Mountain Regional Park will officially open for the season.

“Most of the snow that remained on the trail has melted following recent hot weather, making conditions safe for us to reopen this popular route,” said John McEwen, Vice Chair of the Metro Vancouver Board and Chair of the Regional Parks Committee in a release.

“Dry conditions have made our regional parks even more susceptible to the risk of wildfires, so we urge all visitors to be vigilant — smoking is not permitted and any fires should be immediately reported to 911,” said McEwen. “In addition, hot weather can make this already challenging trail even more strenuous. Bring lots of water, wear weather-appropriate clothing, and take breaks along the trail as needed.”

As “mother nature’s stairmaster” is finally set to punish outdoorsy Vancouverites once more, here are some things to keep in mind before you hike:

  • The 2.5 km trail is very steep and strenuous.
  • Pack out all your garbage, including organic waste.
  • Listen to your music with headphones only.
  • Share the trail by staying right if you’re slower.
  • The last entry permitted on the trail is 7 pm but you must leave yourself enough time to finish before it gets dark.
  • Be prepared with weather-appropriate clothing, sturdy footwear, water, a snack, and a cell phone.
  • Dogs are not allowed on the Grouse Grind Trail

For more information on how to do the Grouse Grind, you can visit the Grouse Mountain website. Please note that Grouse Mountain Regional Park is open from 7 am to 7 pm.

With files from Daily Hive Staff.

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