Sunday 21 July 2013

Vancouver: Grouse Mountain

A cable car to lumberjack Disneyland on Grouse Mountain!

*sigh* lets add that to the "if we didn't have kids with us list"
Lumberjack show
Being a lumberjack, climbing a pole with spurs
Fun! The action with the rope flip-up and spurs felt a bit like prussiking 
Birds of prey show.  Pretty cool.  It was good for E to see an owl up close, since they are in lots of her books.
Some sort of falcon.  These birds are ridiculously fast in a hunting dive.  Fastest animals on the planet apparently.
There's a bear in there (no, really, there is).
There were tons of people doing the Grouse Grind on the Saturday we visited.  It's a run/walk: 2.9 kilometres (1.8 miles) long, 853 metres (2,800 feet) elevation gain that covers the same ground as the Gondola.  There is also a snowshoe grind!  They have very cleverly turned it into a social competition, with big leader boards for fastest times displayed in the coffee shop.  They make money on the time tracking system, the coffee shop, the parking, and the gondola trip down.  Very smart.

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