360* views from the Vancouver Lookout, an observation deck in the city center
Vancouver’s impressive setting – amid mountains and water – is best taken in from above. The observation deck of the Vancouver Lookout Tower (553.16 ft/168.60 m above ground) is the spot for 360-degree views of the city. Even before you get to the top, you get a glimpse of what’s to come during a 40-second ride in a glass elevator.
Once up, you can walk around the deck (informative displays are placed around the perimeter) or take a seat at a high table. Some of the sights include: the Pacific Ocean, Stanley Park, North Shore Mountains, Coal Harbour (a waterfront community), and historic Gastown neighborhood.
Here are several pictures, taken during my morning visit.
If you go:
- The Lookout is open year-round; hours vary by season
- An admission ticket gives you all-day access to the deck
- Complimentary, multilingual guided tours are available.
I was hosted in Vancouver by the Canadian Tourism Commission and its partners. All opinions are mine.
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