Eye of the Wind, North Vancouver

Located a five minute walk from the peak of Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver, British Columbia, the Eye of the Wind is the mountain's newest venture and a step towards its sustainability as it provides 25% of the power needed for the resort to operate annually. The Eye of the Wind is a unique educational opportunity for visitors to learn about these power generating machines, as well, it offers a fantastic 20 story high viewPOD to experience some of the best views in the region. CREDIT: Venture Vancouver, SOURCE: www.venturevancouver.com

Located at the top of Grouse Mountain, the Eye of the Wind turbine offers spectacular 360 degree views from the top of its viewPOD.

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View

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Fall

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Windy, Clear, Sunny, Calm

Time:

30 minutes

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Camera, Binoculars, Questions, Sense of Curiosity

Towering 65 meters above Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver, British Columbia, the Eye of the Wind is a fully functioning, electricity generating, wind turbine. Visible from across the Lower Mainland below, this giant turbine offers a unique experience unlike anywhere in the world - the ability to get up close and personal to a giant wind turbine and ascend twenty floors in a small elevator to its one of a kind viewPOD which offers a spectacular 360-degree view of the surrounding mountains, cities and ocean. Come experience Grouse Mountain's Eye of the Wind!

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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The Eye of the Wind is a wind turbine located atop Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver, British Columbia. Available for tours as well as offering a lookout sky pod to ascend to, the Eye of the Wind offers both beautiful views and an education on wind power.
The viewPOD is Grouse Mountain's newest attraction which is located on the Eye of the Wind, a fully functioning wind turbine which provides 25% of the energy required for the resort to operate. The Eye of the Wind atop Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver, British Columbia is an ideal location to be educated on wind power or just to enjoy the spectacular views from the region's highest man-made viewpoint.
Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, the Eye of the Wind atop Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver, British Columbia is an amazing education and awe-inspiring experience with fantastic 360-degree views from its viewPOD underneath the giant mechanics which turn and produce energy which helps power the resort.
Inside the viewPOD, visitors have the opportunity to truly experience the Eye of the Wind in a glass bubble which is built underneath the giant rotors and blades which make up this wind turbine atop Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver, British Columbia. The climate controlled viewPOD is the perfect place to enjoy the spectacular views as well as to learn about the turbine and its environmental implications for Grouse Mountain.
Clear days offer some of the most spectacular views from the Eye of the Wind atop Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver, British Columbia. This glass pod offers stunning 360-degree views to the mountains, to the Pacific ocean, the Lower Mainland and even to Vancouver Island and Washington in the United States of America.
The Eye of the Wind atop Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver, British Columbia offers visitors a first hand look at a fully functioning wind turbine. On site guides, and a TV screen with streaming data on the outside conditions, wind speed, direction and other interesting information.
To get to the Eye of the Wind atop Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver, British Columbia, visitors must either climb the tallest peak of the resort or take a leisurely ride up the Peak Chairlift and a short five minute walk from the drop off point. The massive three 38-meter tall white blades on the spinning rotor are easily visible from around the mountain as well as below from the Lower Mainland.


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