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Where else can you enjoy a 360º aerial view of Vancouver, “the most beautiful city in the world”? Your adventure at the Vancouver Lookout starts with a 40 second glass elevator ride, whisking you 130m (430ft) skyward to the panoramic observation deck. Enjoy intimate views of cosmopolitan Vancouver, historic Gastown and bustling Coal Harbour. Look beyond for enchanting views of the stunning natural landscape including world famous Stanley Park, the Pacific Ocean, the majestic North Shore Mountains and the Olympic Peninsula Mountains.
Past. Present. Future. Multi-lingual guest service members provide complimentary guided tours with fascinating facts about Vancouver’s history, infrastructure, local community, current trends and future expansion. Or explore at your own pace and read the interpretive displays. Test yourself and try to identify unique Vancouver attractions and landmarks. Sit, relax and contemplate the breathtaking views. The Lookout elevates the perspectives of visitors and locals alike. Learn more about things to see from the Vancouver Lookout.
This iconic Vancouver attraction tops the Harbour Centre complex, a recognizable landmark in the heart of downtown. One of the tallest buildings in Vancouver, the complex is home to 28 floors of offices, the downtown campus of Simon Fraser University, shops, a food fair and the Top of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant. American astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, opened the Vancouver Lookout in 1977.
Start your day with the Vancouver Lookout, then come back and end your day with a West Coast sunset and the city lights.
555 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 4N6
October 3, 2011 – April 15, 2012 – 9:00am – 9:00pm
Early closures November 3rd and 24th due to private functions
By Foot: The Vancouver Lookout is located in the heart of the city, a short walk from major hotels, the Vancouver Convention Centre, the Cruise Ship Terminal, and historic Gastown.
Transit: The Vancouver Lookout is located across the street from Waterfront Station where you’ll find the SkyTrain (light rail system) and the SeaBus (passenger ferry to North Vancouver). City bus stops are located at the front and rear of the building.
Parking: To complement metered parking, a convenient parkade is located at 450 W. Cordova Street, adjacent to Harbour Center.