Grouse Mountain and the Skyride are probably some of the most popular attractions with tourists. The locals use the mountain for skiing and other outdoor activities while tourists like myself just go up to get some great views of the city.

Grouse Mountain is one of tree mountains close to downtown where you can go to ski. You can even walk up if you care to. It's about a tree kilometer walk with an elevation gain of about 900 meters - so not an easy walk at all. I spoke to an older man who had walked up in just over an hour - he did so about 30 times a year. There's a competition held every year and you have to be faster than about 20-25 minutes to beat the record :)

The views from up here are pretty sweet. The weather in April is fairly hazy but I think it was well worth the trip up - 8 minutes on the Skyride.

The Capilano Suspension Bridge is close by, so don't miss that when you're in the area.

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