Vancouver Lookout

#10 in Best Things To Do in Vancouver
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Key Info

555 W Hastings St.

Price & Hours

CA$17.50 (about $13.50) for adults; CA$12.50 (about $9) for kids 13-18; CA$9.50(about $7.50) for kids 6-12
8:30 or 9 a.m-9 or 10:30 p.m., depending on season


Sightseeing Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
  • 3.0Value
  • 3.5Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

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. 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. From October to May, it welcomes visitors from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; from May to October it's open from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. 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 CA$17.50 (about $13.50); admission for youths ages 13 to 18 costs CA$12.50 (about $9.60). Tickets for children 6 to 12 cost CA$9.50 (about $7.30). 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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