Olympian Evan Dunfee takes a walk on our Mountain Ropes Adventure

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Canadian Olympic Race Walker and record holder, Evan Dunfee visited us recently as he continues his training for the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Games. Canada’s fastest man took the chance to take a walk among the trees on our Mountain Ropes Adventure™ course.

Watch the CTV News coverage of Evan’s visit to Grouse Mountain in this video:
We would like to thank Evan for stopping by and wish him all the best as he prepares for the 2020 Tokyo Games!
 

Hikers Take On the Multi-Grouse Grind Challenge June 21st

Record number of athletes to participate in support of BC Children’s Hospital. (North Vancouver) Taking advantage of the most daylight hours of the year, Grouse Mountain’s Multi-Grouse Grind® Challenge takes place on the iconic trail Friday, June 21st between 4:00 am and 11:00 pm (gates close to participants at 10:00 pm). 

The Multi-Grouse Grind Challenge is the ultimate test of stamina as the most dedicated Grinders look to set a personal best or set the bar as the official record holder for the most number of Grinds completed during the single day event. In order for Grinds to be officially recognized, participants must adhere to the trail’s special operating times applicable for that day only. 
Last year’s top finisher Brooke Spence completed 17 Grouse Grinds during the event, which tied past record holder Ian Robertson. 
While this event showcases the impressive physical performance of participants, it is also an important fundraising event in support of BC Children’s Hospital. Last year’s event raised over $34,000 for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. 
Event Schedule – Friday, June 21st 
4:00 am – Grouse Grind gates open and Multi-Grouse Grind Challenge officially begins 
7:30 pm – Grouse Grind gates closed to general public (Multi-Grouse Grind Challenge participants have access only) 
10:00 pm – Grouse Grind gates closed to Multi-Grouse Grind Challenge participants 
10:40 pm – Anticipated arrival of Multi-Grouse Grind Challenge winner and fellow contenders 
About Grouse Mountain: 
Grouse Mountain is the number one visitor attraction in the Lower Mainland, with 1.3 million annual visitors. Known as the Peak of Vancouver, we offer unparalleled panoramic views of the City, sea and surrounding mountains along with a wide range of year-round outdoor and educational activities, dining and more. For more information, please visit grousemountain.com.

Almost 700 Participants Make the Climb at the 16th Annual Seek the Peak

Thousands raised in support of BC Cancer Foundation.
(North Vancouver) Perfect conditions greeted racers this morning as they set out for the 16th annual Seek the Peak, with its awe-inspiring climb from West Vancouver’s Ambleside Park to the Peak of Vancouver. This year’s event saw almost 700 participants take on the 13-kilometre course as individuals or as part of a relay team, with every step upwards raising valuable funds for the BC Cancer Foundation’s lifesaving work in the fight against breast cancer. 

This year’s Seek the Peak title goes to Andrew Russell with a time of 1:24:49 and topping the women’s category is Chantelle Groenewoud with a time of 1:51:33. Taking top honours in the relay category is Team McMillan who clocked in at 1:27:16. For a complete list of official race times, please click here
“We are incredibly grateful for all the participants, fundraisers and volunteers who took part in making this year’s Seek the Peak another great success,” said Mallory Fitzgerald, Grouse Mountain’s Events Manager. “Your dedication and commitment are making a valuable impact in the community by supporting the lifesaving work of the BC Cancer Foundation.” 
Since 2004, this unique event has raised over $480,000 in support of cancer research in British Columbia. 
“The BC Cancer Foundation is so thankful for the participants and Grouse Mountain for their support of this wonderful event,” says Jan New, Associate Vice President at the BC Cancer Foundation. “The funds raised will benefit patients and families in the community and across B.C., helping us change cancer outcomes.” 
To donate to Seek the Peak, please click here
About Grouse Mountain: 
Grouse Mountain is the number one visitor attraction in the Lower Mainland, with 1.3 million annual visitors. Known as the Peak of Vancouver, we offer unparalleled panoramic views of the City, sea and surrounding mountains along with a wide range of year-round outdoor and educational activities, dining and more. For more information, please visit grousemountain.com.