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

Fee: Yes.

Vancouver Lookout Hours:
Opening 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

Vancouver Lookout Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 Star Rating

4 Star Rating Great place to visit if you do not have time to see entire Vancouver downtown. Can see most neighborhoods from the top. View is great especially if it’s sunny outside. Lots of trivia and history on display. But the locations on the display do not align with the view in some places. Also there have been new buildings around which has blocked views of certain historical places. Tickets to be purchased on the ground floor after which you need to take the elevator. Prices are reasonable. Getting early can help with crowds. Limited parking. Recommend using public transportation. Worth the visit.
Ganesh Kumar - a month ago

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5 Star Rating Very easy to get in and out of and such a unique view of the city. We enjoyed getting to learn about all the landmarks that you see and the history of the city. Staff was very nice and there is a glass elevator that takes you up to the top to see the lookout.
Evan - 5 months ago

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4 Star Rating Awesome place, you can view a 360 of all Vancouver and places near. I liked the fact that in each window there a description of what you can see, really cool. Would be awesome if was open also during late evening.
Nicolò Ferrero - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating The 360 degree view on top of the building. The view look is perfect and breathtaking. I love it. It is worth going with family.
Triet Nguyen - a month ago

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5 Star Rating As the name suggests, its a lookout and you can pretty much see most of Vancouver from here, the nature, the business buildings, the towers, the places to visit everything. I went there on January and it was grey and foggy, so make sure to go there when the weather is more clear and colourful. Also there are telescopes we can which was reallg cool. The staffs are nice too
Shiwani Shrestha - 2 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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