Located at the top of Grouse Mountain, the Eye of the Wind turbine offers spectacular 360 degree views from the top of its viewPOD.
Located at the peak of Grouse Mountain, The Eye of the Wind is a functioning, electricity generating, wind turbine which towers 65 meters above the mountaintop resort. Visible on clear days across the Lower Mainland, the Eye of the Wind offers the opportunity for visitors to learn about wind powered turbines and lets people experience it from high above from The Eye's unique viewPOD.
Completed in 2009, The Eye of the Wind is the highest man-made structure in the Lower Mainland at 1,231 metres above sea level. Wind turbines have an air of mystique - their large opposing skeletons sitting on vast windy stretches of land to provide renewable power to the region - very few people have the opportunity to see one up close, let alone ride to the top. At Grouse Mountain, visitors now have the opportunity to visit a fully functioning wind turbine, learn about it and appreciate the enormity of these energy producing machines.
The Eye of the Wind's most spectacular addition is its bubble-like glass viewPOD which is built to hold thirty-six people - the first of its kind - bringing visitors up via a small elevator to just underneath the giant rotor which spins the 38 meter high blades. Visitors can experience breathtaking 360-degree views of the surrounding Cascade mountains, Grouse Mountain, the Pacific Ocean, Lower Mainland and on clear days, views of Mount Baker, Washington State and Vancouver Island. Don't forget to look down as the viewPOD also has a section of glass bottom floor which lets (brave!) visitors peer down twenty stories to the ground below. Guides inside the viewPOD explain the inner workings of the turbine which provides the resort with 25% of the energy it requires as well as TVs with up to the minute data on the outside wind speed, power generation and other interesting information.
Come visit this awe-inspiring Eye of the Wind atop Grouse Mountain, take a tour or ascend the tiny elevator in the centre of the wind turbine on your own to visit the viewPOD. Don't miss this unique attraction atop the Cascades!
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