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.

Category: Tours Venues & Event Spaces

Address: 555 W Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 4N6

Phone: +1 604-689-0421


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5 Star Rating The Vancouver lookout wasn't originally in our trip plans but we ended up with some extra time during our visit so we decided to buy tickets. It was so... Read More

Leilani G. Jan-23-2023

2 Star Rating I really wanted to like Vancouver lookout, but ended up being super disappointed. Vancouver Lookout was on my list of places to go. Since the location was... Read More

Jane L. Oct-25-2022

3 Star Rating I don't regret coming to the lookout, but you really are basically just paying to take an elevator ride up to see the view. Which is fine! But it's about... Read More

Layne D. Nov-13-2022

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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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