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Vancouver Lookout

555 West Hastings Street | Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 4N4 | Official website
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  • Type: Sightseeing
  • Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
Overall Rating: 3.5 (3.7)
Value: 3.0 (3.0)
Facilities: 3.5 (3.5)
Atmosphere: 4.0 (4.0)
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Some travelers say the Vancouver Lookout should be your first sightseeing stop. From the panoramic observation deck, you can enjoy a 360-degree view of the city below, including the North Shore and Olympic Peninsula Mountains, as well as the sprawling Stanley Park.

Sitting on the 55th floor of the Harbour Centre building in downtown Vancouver, the lookout is reached via glass elevator, where the 40-second ride takes visitors up more than 550 feet to the top. "That's relatively short compared to other observation decks on skyscrapers around the world, but it doesn't feel short when you are standing up there," one TripAdvisor reviewer said. Make the most of the spectacular vantage point by visiting on a clear day; recent visitors said you won't get your money's worth if there's cloud cover.

The Vancouver Lookout is open daily, with seasonal summer and winter hours. Consult the lookout's website for specific opening and closing times. Admission, which includes free guided tours, is valid throughout the day and evening. Recent travelers advise taking advantage of this daylong admission by returning for sunset viewing. Tickets for adults cost $15.75 CAD (about $14.50 USD); admission for youths ages 13 to 18 costs $10.75 CAD (about $9.90 USD). Tickets for children 6 to 12 cost $7.75 CAD (about $7.15). You'll find Harbour Centre about a 7-minute walk from the Canada Place cruise ship terminal in downtown Vancouver. If you're getting here via SkyTrain, you'll find Harbour Centre across the street from the Waterfront Station.

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