Grouse Mountain via Seabus & Lonsdale Quay

Travel to Vancouver's North Shore on Translink's Seabus and capture the gorgeous views from the harbour. Take a Translink bus for the short journey to Grouse Mountain and board the gondola for the trip to Grouse's alpine plateau. Take the Peak Chairlift (May-October) to the top at 1250 m (4100 ft).  Before returning to Vancouver on Seabus, spend some time at Lonsdale Quay. Explore the specialty shops, fresh food market with local products and international food court. Use your transit pass for the rest of the day to continue exploring.

Proposed Itinerary          

Meet up at prearranged location.
Take Translink's Seabus for a 15 min journey across Vancouver Harbour and see some spectacular panoramas of Vancouver's downtown core, as well as the beautiful North Shore mountains.
Land at Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver and take the Translink bus to Grouse Mountain.
Board the Grouse Mountain Gondola and ride the sky above the forest canopy to Grouse's alpine plateau.
Access Grouse's plateau activities like the Lumberjack Show, Ranger Talks at the Grizzly Bear Habitat and other summer (mid-May-mid-October) activities.
Take the Peak Chairlift (late May-October) and be transported to the apex of Grouse Mountain in a ride time of 14 min. Once at the summit, you can witness a spectacular panorama that reveals the beauty and scale of Vancouver, as well as the grandeur of the Pacific Ocean, gracing the coastline as far as the eye can see. (Maximum height requirement for the Peak Chairlift is 1 m (3'3").
Your Ultimate Experience ticket is good for access to the world's only glass viewPOD - Eye of the Wind -  attached to a working wind turbine. Soak in the view of the city and the west coast wilderness.  See the Eye of the Wind video below.......

Video by Vancouver's North Shore Tourism

If we can resuscitate you after you've been gobsmacked by the beauty of this place, we then return to Lonsdale Quay where you can spend time gazing out at Vancouver Harbour and the city skyline on the horizon.  Visit Lonsdale Quay Market, with over 80 specialty shops and services, a premier destination at the gateway to the North Shore. Experience the fresh food market featuring local procucts, an international food court and specialty shops featuring local designers. Buy a bottle of exclusive BC wine at the Artisan Wine Shop or do a tasting of the several craft beers available at the Green Leaf Brewing Company
Time permitting, a short stroll from the Quay is North Vancouver's Shipbuilders' Square, commemorating the thousands of men and women who worked at the shipyards on this site between 1906 and 1992. The old shipyard site has recently been transformed into a public space and event venue.  If we're lucky, we may see the farmers' market, a community stage concert, buskers, or drop in on one of the festivals which take place regularly throughout the summer months
Return to Vancouver on Seabus

Return to pick-up point.
Your Translink Day Pass is good throughout all zones on Translink services (Bus, Seabus, Skytrain) so feel free to do as much exploring as your like until day's end.
Times and Places


Meet up at your downtown hotel, airport hotel, airport or cruise ship terminal

Tour Ends

Same as meet-up location or other suitable location of your choice.


4-5 hours


Subject to 72 h cancellation with 20% administration fee.

Tour Cost 


Choose up to 6 persons:     Price quoted is in Canadian Dollars.

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What's Included

This tour includes my services to guide you on your tour and point out the sights.

Also included is the cost of a Translink All-Zone Day Pass and the cost of the Ultimate Experience at Grouse Mountain, which incorporates Gondola Ride, Peak Chairlift Ride, Peak Experience.  Please note that all activities on Grouse Mountain are limited to the times given on their daily posted schedule.

Please ensure that you wear weather-appropriate clothing and footwear.  On sunny days, sunscreen is recommended and you should wear a hat to provide shade.

Extra Costs

$15-20 for any snacks or meals you want to purchase along the way.

Other Details


Tour Type: City, Walking, Shore Excursion.

Activity Level: Moderate - minimal hills.

Kid Friendly: Yes. This is a super activity for kids of all ages. But please note the 1 m height restriction for persons using the Grouse Mountain Peak Chairlift.

Language: English

Maximum Persons: 6