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Vancouver's Top Attraction: Grouse Mountain

By Natalie Grant, USA, August 2011

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Named after the Blue Grouse birds hunted by hikers over a hundred years ago, Grouse Mountain is Vancouver's most popular attraction, with over a million visitors annually. It also hosts North America's largest aerial tram system, the SkyRide (opened 1966), which takes you up to a summit altitude of just under 4,000 feet, giving you a panoramic view of the city, ocean, islands, and surrounding mountains.

The summit is also home to a five-acre conservation and research center called the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife, where you'll find a couple of orphaned Grizzly Bears, Grinder and Coola. A smaller Timber Wolf habitat – for retired wolf movie stars, no less – is at the base. Visitors are welcome to listen to an educational chat by a wildlife expert to learn about these animals and why it's important to protect them.

Editor's Note: This recommendation was taken from our Vancouver Things To Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Vancouver.

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