There are various ways to get to the local mountains from downtown Vancouver. After a 40 minute drive, you can access the top of Cypress Mountain, with limited public transit options available. Instead, a shuttle is available for $25 from the Vancouver Art Gallery (Howe and Georgia St) and the West End (NW corner of Davie and Thurlow St). The journey to Grouse Mountain takes approximately 25 minutes by car and is accessible by catching the SeaBus from Waterfront Station to Lonsdale Quay and hopping on bus #236 directly to Grouse Mountain. Accessing Mount Seymour from downtown Vancouver takes 45 minutes, with limited public transit. A shuttle bus is available for $15, with pickup locations including Rupert Skytrain Station (East Vancouver) and Parkgate Community Centre (North Vancouver). Private transfers are also available through the Concierge team.
Cypress Mountain, located in West Vancouver, was once host to the 2010 Winter Olympics, holding the coveted freestyle skiing and snowboarding events. Boasting the most lifts and terrain of the North Shore Mountains, with 53 downhill winter skiing and riding runs accessed by six chair lifts, a magic carpet surface lift, and 19 km of track set cross country skiing trails, it’s a not-to-miss mountain. Cypress also offers skiing or snowboarding lessons, as well as a full rental shop located on the lower level of the Cypress Creek Lodge, carrying the latest in top performance gear. Those looking for a soft adventure activity, opt for a snowshoe tour around the historic Hollyburn Lodge and learn from the informative guides leading the tour, or go sliding at the six chute snow tubing park, complete with an easily accessible tow lift.