June 03, 2011 | Tips from Travellers >
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Every summer, I treat myself to the beautiful hike up Grouse Mountain in Vancouver! The trail is extremely steep and difficult, but definitely fun to challenge yourself and see how fast you can get to the top! Make sure that you are wearing proper footwear and clothing as it is a hike. I have done it both in the morning and the afternoon and I suggest being at the bottom of the mountain and starting early in the morning before the trail gets too busy! Be prepared with water, as there are no stops on the way and bring your wallet, as the only way down is by the gondola. It is beautiful on the top and definitely plan to do it on a sunny day so you can overlook Vancouver from the patio at the small restaurant at the top! They also have some neat tourist attractions at the top and they are definitely worth seeing after the strenuous hike to the top!