If anyone is interested in going on a beginner snowshoeing outing, then feel free to join! We'll take a nice, comfortable pace, and it'll be a good time.
It might be good to get out there by mid morning, but it's flexible. I'm not sure how long it'll take between getting to Grouse, getting rentals, and doing the trail, but I'm thinking that I overestimated the time.
General Grouse snowshoeing info:
This Grouse mountain map shows the different trails:
I've never been there, but it seems that in order to access the mountain and activities, there is an 'Alpine Experience' pass (link below) for ~$40. Apparently, it also gives you access to some other things, like a lookout onto the lower mainland and a theatre.
Snowshoe rental pricing:
Rentals cost $20, or $15 if it's under 2 hours. You may be able to forgo rentals if the snow is packed down enough.
How to get there:
There's a bus that goes up to the mountain from Lonsdale Quay, and leaves every half hour or so. If you live in the Lower Mainland, then you can get there by taking the SkyTrain to Waterfront Station, then taking the Seabus (which goes straight to Lonsdale Quay). You can see the schedule on the TransLink website, and it's route 236. http://tripplanning.translink.ca/hiwire
Let me know if you have any questions, or if I missed some details. Hope some of you can make it out!