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Metro Vancouver's Grouse Grind Trail officially opens tomorrow, Friday, May 3, at 6:15 a.m. Metro Vancouver has completed seasonal maintenance work on the famous 2.5-kilometre trail in Grouse Mountain Regional Park, including rock scaling, danger tree removal and general repairs. "Thanks to the hard work of our regional park crews and the great weather we’ve been having, we are able to open the Grouse Grind Trail earlier than expected this year,” said John McEwen, Chair of Metro Vancouver's Regional Parks Committee. "Everyone who’s anxious to hit the Grind and enjoy the park’s breathtaking views can now do so, but be mindful that it’s a strenuous hike. Be sure you’re in good shape and be prepared with lots of water and good hiking shoes.” Grouse Mountain Regional Park, established in 2017, protects 75 hectares of steep conifer forest and provides wildlife habitat for a variety of species, including black bear, cougar, barred owl, black-tailed deer and northern red-legged frog. It also hosts the popular Grouse Grind Trail, the BCMC Route and a portion of the Baden Powell Trail. Grouse Mountain Regional Park is part of Metro Vancouver’s regional parks system, which protects natural areas while providing opportunities for people to connect with nature. The regional park system includes 22 regional parks, five regional greenways, two ecological conservancy areas and three regional park reserves. Grouse Grind Trail opening info: May 3, 2019 Daily Hours: 6:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sign up for the Grouse Mountain Regional Park mailing list for updates: http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/parks-greenways-reserves/grouse-grind