Simply an iconic run (or hike). Yep, “Mother Nature’s Stair-master” is a 2.9 km uphill battle called the Grouse Grind just outside of Vancouver, BC on Grouse Mountain. As you run (or hike) up the mountain, you’ll traverse 2,800 ft (853 m) or the equivalent of 2,830 stairs. And, if you’re in a die=hard mood, time yourself and see how well you do against the all-time speedsters, but keep in mind that on average, it takes over an hour to complete (and more like two hours for newbies). The trip down is a bit easier… take the gondola.