Metro Vancouver is informing the community about possible delays on the Grouse Grind Trail on weekdays.
Work related to the new Grouse Mountain Resort gondola started September 9 in the easement area west of Grouse Mountain Regional Park. From Sept. 9 to Oct. 15, parts of the Grouse Grind Trail will be affected on weekdays.
The trail will mostly remain open, but there may be delays of up to 15 minutes when users will be asked to wait before continuing up the trail.
In addition, there will be some days when the trail will be closed so that hazard trees can be removed.
Although work will take place Monday to Friday, there may be some work on the occasional Saturday.
For the phase of work that involves helicopter operations (Oct. 17 to Nov. 4), the hazards involved require that the park be closed to the public. During that time, the park will be closed Monday to Friday, but open Saturday and Sunday.
Construction is underway on a transformational lift replacement project at Grouse Mountain Resort. The state-of-the-art gondola will replace the aging Blue Skyride and mark the start of a new chapter for the Resort leading up to our 100th anniversary in 2026.
The new lift system, which includes a total of 13 towers and 27 eight-person gondola cabins, will allow Grouse Mountain to return to just above its original capacity when both the Blue and Red Skyrides were fully operational.