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4 Sep

Sky-High Dining: Vancouver Restaurants With Serious Altitude

Seasons in the Park

Seasons in the Park

Ready for an outstanding meal in Vancouver paired with an exceptional view? Just look up – way up.

Some of the city’s finest restaurants are in the clouds, literally. Perched on mountains and scenic overlooks and on the tops of Vancouver’s tallest buildings, they offer world-class cuisine, plus a bird’s-eye view of the city and surrounding oceans and peaks.

Here are four Vancouver restaurants where the food – and the view – is breathtaking:

  • Cloud 9: This revolving restaurant on the 42nd floor of downtown’s Empire Landmark Hotel offers a 360-degree perspective on Vancouver. Enjoy fine dining highlighting fresh, local seafood, steak and chops, while the restaurant spins at a leisurely pace of one rotation every 80 minutes.
  • The Observatory at Grouse Mountain: Accessed by a mile-long air tram, the Observatory sits atop Grouse Mountain, more than 3,000 feet above Vancouver. Savor West Coast cuisine with an Italian flair, while enjoying gorgeous views of the distant city, Pacific Ocean and as far as Vancouver Island.
  • Top of Vancouver: This fittingly named revolving restaurant sits on the uppermost floor of downtown’s iconic Harbour Centre, 553 feet above street level. Enjoy an extensive menu of pasta, seafood, meat and poultry in a fine dining atmosphere, while soaking up great views of the waterfront, coastal mountains and downtown.
  • Seasons in the Park: This restaurant is situated on what is technically the highest point – and almost certainly one of the most beautiful spots – in the city of Vancouver. Set amidst the manicured gardens of Queen Elizabeth Park, Seasons offers elegant dining with a focus on wood-grilled seafood and steaks, plus great views of the city and surrounding mountains.

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