Large mudslide hits parking lot at Grouse Mountain

Nov 3 2018, 5:51 am

In addition to several North Shore trails closed due of being washed out, a large mudslide has spilled into the parking lot at Grouse Mountain.

Sometime overnight, the debris washed from the Capilano Watershed lands into the northwest corner of the upper parking lot, a by-product of the significant rainfall.

According to resort spokesperson Julia Grant, they’re not sure the exact time that the mudslide took place.

“Fortunately, there were no injuries and no significant damage,” says Grant.

Pictures posted to social media show parts of the resort parking lot closed off with yellow caution tape, and muddy debris littering the parking lot. Crews were on the scene as early as 7 am, with cleanup still underway.

Don Bradley, from the Metro Vancouver Regional Park Board, assures that there’s been no impact to the Grouse Mountain Regional Park.

The nearby Grouse Grind trail remains open but mountain services at Grouse Mountain are currently closed, although unrelated to last night’s mudslide.

Until November 12, all mountaintop facilities, including restrooms and food service, will be closed, along with the Skyride gondola, which many hikers of the Grouse Grind use to get back down.

…with files from Eric Zimmer

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