While today many cars and transit vehicles help ferry millions of people to Grouse Mountain every year, here is a photo of the first car to ever traverse Grouse Mountain Highway, taken in August 1926.
Standing in front of the car, a Hupmobile, is Lindsay Loutet, the son of former reeve of the District of North Vancouver Jack Loutet, and founder of the Grouse Mountain Ski Club.
A few months after this photo was taken the original Grouse Mountain Chalet opened. The Grouse Mountain Highway is now used as a popular trail for mountain bikers and hikers.
Visit the MONOVA website for more information about the history of the North Shore and to plan your visit to MONOVA: Museum of North Vancouver, now open at 115 West Esplanade in The Shipyards.
Currently, MONOVA: Archives of North Vancouver, at 3203 Institute Road in Lynn Valley, is open by appointment only. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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