Getting there & around
SeaBus vessels arrive at Lonsdale Quay from Vancouver’s Waterfront Station ($3.50, 12 minutes) every 15 to 30 minutes throughout the day. From the bus terminal at the quay, bus 236 runs to Capilano Suspension Bridge then up to the base of Grouse Mountain.
Rocky Mountaineer Vacations runs its popular Whistler Mountaineer (604-606-8460, 888-687-7245; www.whistlermountaineer.com) train into North Vancouver from Whistler (from $105, three hours, once a day May to mid-October).
For a locals’ take on the area, consider the friendly folk at North Van Green Tours (604-290-0145; www.northvangreentours.com; adult/child $35/20). They run a four-hour guided trek of the North Shore’s natural treasures in an ecologically friendly biofuel van.