Once reaching the lodge at Grouse Mountain, by SkyRide or after completing the Grouse Grind, there’s one thing most people do: check in on the bears.
Grinder and Coola are both orphaned grizzlies who were found in 2001 in different parts of BC and they now live in a refuge atop Grouse Mountain. Ranger talks inform you of their history and grizzly bear facts, while the pair can be found playing in the pond, play fighting, or hanging out in the shade of a Douglas Fir.
This summer, Grouse Mountain introduced a new way to hang out with Grinder and Coola where you can have Breakfast with the Bears.
Summer of Bear Discovery at Grouse Mountain
When you book a Breakfast with the Bears experience you can enjoy early access to Grouse Mountain, watch and participate in Grinder and Coola’s morning feeding, and learn all about grizzlies and bear conservation from an experienced wildlife ranger.
After the bears have their breakfast, you can sit down in the Grizzly Lookout Cafe for yours. This new yurt-like structure provides an elevated view of the refuge from a deck.
Breakfast with the Bears Menu
Candied and Smoked Salmon
Red Onions, Capers, Crème fraîche
Brown, White, Multigrain and Gluten Free Breads
Assorted Muffins & Pastries – including Bear Claws
Assorted Cereals and Granola, “Beary” Yogurt
Milk and Honey
Forest Apple Crumble
Fresh Cut Fruit Salad and Coastal “Bearies”
Honey Butter, Grouse Mountain Syrup
Grinder “Bearioche” French Toast
West Coast “Bluebeary” Preserve
Braised Beef and Root Vegetable Hash
Bratwurst and Smoked Bacon
Breakfast with the Bears is available between 8:30am and 10:30am on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in July, August and September. Additional dates may be added to meet demand.
Regular prices include Alpine Experience ticket. For member price, guest must have a valid Grouse Mountain Annual Local’s Pass. The Alpine Experience includes all of the other fun you can have when you’re up Grouse, including the Lumberjack Show, and Birds in Motion. Zipline experiences are separate but also a very fun way to spend a day on the mountain with the family.
Win Breakfast with the Bears
If you would like to experience Breakfast with the Bears on Grouse Mountain with Grinder and Coola, I have a family pass to give away (2 adults + 2 children/youth). Here’s how you can enter to win:
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Update The winner is @michiec_ on Twitter!