NORTH VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Grouse Mountain has joined the rapidly growing list of Metro Vancouver attractions set to shut down due to concerns over the COVID-19.
The popular ski hill made the announcement Monday afternoon, with the closure set to come into effect at 6 p.m.
“While we had hoped that we could continue to offer our guests a safe, outdoor place of escape, we are taking this action as a precaution. In light of the growing need to encourage social distancingwe have made the difficult decision to suspend our operations. We know that this is disappointing news and we did not take the decision lightly,” reads a statement from President Michael Cameron.
We have made the difficult decision to suspend our operations until further notice effective 6:00pm Monday, March 16, 2020. Please see our latest update https://t.co/fXWgpy4syi
— Grouse Mountain (@grousemountain) March 16, 2020
There will be no access to the mountain, all facilities will be closed and all activities cancelled.