Vancouver Lookout

Vancouver Lookout is a 360° observation deck that sits on top of Harbour Centre near the downtown waterfront

Vancouver Lookout atop Harbour Centre
Vancouver Lookout atop Harbour Centre

The Vancouver Lookout observation deck at the top of Harbour Centre, gives visitors a spectacular 360° panoramic view. This observation platform stands 430 feet above the beautiful city .

The great views begin with the ride up the elevator which travels up the outside of the building. It's pretty neat watching the view change as the city seams to drop away beneath your feet.

Another nice thing is you can come and go multiple times during the day on one admission. This means you can enjoy the view during the day and then return later to see it again at sunset or after nighfall.

The view is especially good toward Stanley Park and the North Shore Mountains as well as east toward Burnaby. The views to the south are slightly screened by other tall buildings, but you'll still enjoy superb views.

The Lookout is located just beneath the Top of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant on top of the 28 story Harbour Centre office tower. Access is via a quick ride up the outside wall via a windowed elevator. While this attraction does charge admission, it is a good option for getting a great view of the city, especially if you don't have time to leave the downtown area. The large windows are inclined outwards allowing you to look almost straight down and reducing reflections off the glass.

Other spots in Vancouver providing great views from a high vantage point include Burnaby Mountain and Queen Elizabeth Park. These are both free, however, they are outside the downtown area.

Facts For Your Visit

Official Website: Vancouver Lookout

Fee: Yes.

Regular Hours:
May differ on holidays

  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Address: 555 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 4N6, Canada

Phone: (604) 689-0421

Official Website: Vancouver Lookout


Rated 4.6 out of 5Vancouver Lookout Star Rating

5 Star Rating I have wanted to visit this attraction for more than 20 years. Even though it's not as cool as the Needle to the south, the views are fantastic. So many cool buildings to see. Views to die for. As always, bring a real camera. I don't understand why they are not open at sunset. Definitely worth the price.

Don Mix - 3 months ago

5 Star Rating Ticket price is very reasonable for the experience and it isn’t super crowded at all. The elevator ride was cool and the top observation deck is very modern with lots of information signs about what you’re seeing out the window. The view is pretty good from the top and I could see everything from the city to the mountains. A great way to spend a morning in Vancouver!

Kiet TT - 3 months ago

5 Star Rating Great experience and suprisingly friendly people. Tickets aren't overpriced at all and you can buy them there or ahead of time. Makes no difference. There are staff who direct you before you up who are very friendly and would help with anything. After buying tickets it's a quick elevator ride to the top. It's not as tall as many other observation towers but that doesn't make it any less significant. There are wonderful panoramic views of the city as well as several plaques providing information about landmarks in the city. They also have a self guided audio tour for anyone who may want to do that. I highly recommend you visit while in Vancouver.

Alex Merryman - 3 months ago

5 Star Rating Great lookout point! Visited on a Friday morning and there was no line. Enjoyed the elevator ride up and the stunning views from the deck. It took me about 30 minutes in total from beginning to end. 🏙️

Justine Yeo - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating A little expensive at about $20 CAD per person, but the view is excellent! The elevator ride up is fun with a glass window to watch out as you go up. You can see in any direction and there are some binoculars to look out but they aren’t that great.

Quinton Stevens - 3 months ago

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SkyTrain Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Expo or Canada LineWaterfront Station2 Minutes

How to get to Vancouver Lookout by SkyTrain

No bus needed. From the Canada Line at Waterfront Station go to your north across Hastings and then 1 block to your right

From the Expo Line at Waterfront Station exit onto Cordova Street and Cross the road and walk up Seymour Street one block to Hastings. Harbour Center is on the corner to your left.

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A local guide introduces you to visiting the Vancouver Lookout and takes you to the top during the day and a night.
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