The Grouse Grind Trail will be closed periodically from September 9 to October 7 so hazard trees can be removed.
On days when the trail is open, there may be delays of up to 15 minutes when hikers are asked to wait before continuing. Keep checking the Grouse Grind Trail website for closure dates as this information becomes available.
Upgrades are underway to enhance the BCMC Route (also known as BCMC Trail) in Grouse Mountain Regional Park for public safety and enjoyment.
From September 6 to late November, the BCMC Route will be closed Monday to Friday for trail upgrades (except holiday Mondays), which includes improving parts of the trail that have been eroded by weather and use. Hikers should use the Grouse Grind Trail or the detour on the Larsen Trail during this time. The upgrades are part of the three-year Grouse Mountain Regional Park Trail and Site Improvements Project and are funded by the governments of Canada and BC, in partnership with Metro Vancouver.
October 11 to 31: Due to potential hazards caused by helicopter operations, Grouse Mountain Regional Park will be closed Monday to Friday, but open on weekends as weather conditions allow. Please note that on weekends, the BCMC Route will be the only way down, as the Skyride will be closed due to annual maintenance conducted by Grouse Mountain Resort.
These improvements are happening concurrent to work being done by Grouse Mountain Resort related to the installation of its new gondola in the nearby easement area. While this work is occurring, trail users may expect the following delays or closures:
Grouse Mountain Regional Park is one of the most popular in the region, with 484,300 visitors in 2021. Metro Vancouver manages the park and its three popular trails: Grouse Grind Trail, BCMC Route, and a portion of the Baden-Powell Trail.