|Grouse Mountain is a short 45 minute drive away from Vancouver|
In recent years Grouse Mountain became popular in the summer thanks to the Grouse Grind, a 2.9 kilometre (2,830 steps) nicknamed "Mother Nature's stairmaster" all the way up to the top. If you could do it in under an hour you were really fit. Hardcore visitors were called "grinders" and liked to boast their times.
|The Grouse Grind is popular with fitness addicts|
|Grouse is a popular and close by mountain for skiing|