Wind Turbine With Viewing Pod

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North Vancouver, British Columbia

The world's first wind turbine with a viewing pod reached by elevator was built on a ski resort mountain just in time for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. It was considered such an important feat that it was given an important-soundng name: "Eye of the Wind."

Pretense aside, it's fun to take an elevator 20 stories to the top of a wind turbine that already stands at the 4,100-foot crest of a mountain that's next to an ocean. The viewing pod is wrapped in glass and has windows in the floor for straight-down views. It's suspended just below the hub of the 122-foot-long blades, slowly whoop-whooping in front of your face in the wind.

Wind Turbine With Viewing Pod

Address:
Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Directions:
On top of Grouse Mountain. Once in North Vancouver, take Hwy 1 exit 21 toward Lynn Creek. At the end of the ramp turn north onto Mountain Hwy. Drive 14 kilometers to the Grouse Mountain ski resort, then take the chair lift to the "Eye of the Wind" turbine.
Hours:
Call to reserve an elevator time. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
604-980-9311
RA Rates:
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