Vancouver Lookout at the Harbour Centre
Vancouver Lookout at the Harbour Centre © Brian Chow
Perhaps one of the best ways to begin one's visit to Vancouver is with a trip up the Harbour Centre Tower to the Lookout, where one can enjoy a 360-degree view of the city, the North Shore Mountains and neighbouring Vancouver Island on a clear day. A 45-second trip in the outdoor glass-fronted Skylift elevator delivers visitors to the Lookout and informative signs point out key attractions in the city and surrounds. Guests can enjoy a cup of coffee while watching the sun set from the Lookout or see the lights of the city begin to twinkle below. The tower is also home to the Top of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant, and visitors can enjoy the unique experience of dining above the city while the restaurant completes a full revolution every hour.
Address: 555 West Hastings Street
Telephone: (604) 689 0421
Transport: Skytrain to Waterfront Station; SeaBus from North Shore to Waterfront Station
Opening times: Open daily, from 8:30am to 10:30pm (May to September); 9am to 9pm Monday to Thursday, and 9am to 9:30pm Friday to Sunday (October to April).
Admission: C$17.50 (adults), C$9.50 (children aged 6 - 12). Concessions available.