The governments of Canada and BC, in partnership with Metro Vancouver, are providing $3.5 million in funding for improvements to
Grouse Mountain Regional Park. The improvements, including a revitalized trailhead area, upgrades to the Grouse Grind Trail, BCMC Route and Baden-Powell Trail, viewpoints and rest stops, will be completed between 2021 and 2025.
The improvements reflect the park vision of supporting ecological and human health by protecting and enhancing forest ecosystems, and by providing opportunities to learn about, explore and be active in a coastal mountain landscape. They relate to the goals and objectives identified in the
Grouse Mountain Regional Park Management Plan (2018).
Since 2021, the project has made improvements to existing popular trails and routes in the park (Grouse Grind Trail, BCMC Route and Baden-Powell Trail) and added an additional connector trail.
The improvements also include engagement with First Nations and opportunities to learn more about the ecological and cultural aspects of the park through interpretive elements and programming.
Work underway until Spring 2024
Work to improve the trailhead at Grouse Mountain Regional Park is underway until Spring 2024. The trailhead is closed and access to the trails in the park is at a secondary trailhead about 250 metres east (via the parking lot).
Work to repair and improve sections of the Grouse Grind Trail is also underway. The Grouse Grind Trail is closed seven days a week, and will only reopen when work is completed and trail conditions are safe to allow for reopening.
Due to the steep and hazardous nature of the terrain where work is taking place on the Grouse Grind Trail, it is not possible to provide detours on the route and keep the trail open. Please stay off the trail when it is closed due to the hazards involved.
The BCMC Route is similar to the Grouse Grind Trail in length and elevation; however, it is maintained at a more rustic standard. If you choose to hike the BCMC Route while the Grouse Grind Trail is closed, it’s recommended that you wear hiking shoes with good ankle support, carry lots of water, a snack and a layer to keep you warm should you need to stop.
The BCMC Route and the Baden-Powell Trail remain open while work takes place. Access will be through the secondary trailhead.
For regular updates, check the Grouse Mountain Regional Park webpage or sign up for the Grouse Mountain Regional Park mailing list.
This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada.