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Vancouver Lookout

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Address: 555 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 4N4, Canada
Phone Number: 604-689-0421
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Description: Your Vancouver sightseeing experience starts at the Vancouver Lookout...
Your Vancouver sightseeing experience starts at the Vancouver Lookout!!! Where else can you enjoy a 360 degree aerial view of Vancouver, "the most beautiful city in the world"? Your adventure starts with a 40 second glass elevator ride, whisking you 170metres (450ft) skyward to our panoramic observation deck. Enjoy vies of cosmopolitan Vancouver, historic Gastown and bustling Coal Harbour. Past. Present. Future. Multi-lingual guest service members provide complimentary guided tours with fascinating facts about Vancouver's history, infrastructure, local community, current trends and future expansion. Our iconic Vancouver attraction tops the Harbour Centre complex, a recognizable landmark in the heart of downtown.
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Honestly,if you have visited the Space Needle in Seattle, you will be disappointed because of the slightly dark windows with frames every 2 meters, so you actually can not have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

As a local, I try to visit a couple of times a year. Despite knowing the buildings and their onformation/history, it is always a pleasant and relaxing spot to just stand and appreciate the city's beauty. I never interact with the staff that much and have never tried the restaurant but this is still one of my favourite spots in... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Honestly,if you have visited the Space Needle in Seattle, you will be disappointed because of the slightly dark windows with frames every 2 meters, so you actually can not have the best "panoramic" view of Vancouver. But it is worth visiting definitely.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

It's not as tall as Toronto's CN Tower or as spectacular as Seattle's Space Needle, but this place gives a great view of the increasingly interesting Vancouver skyline. The souvenirs aren't as overpriced as many similar attractions, and you can either go off on your own and explore the vistas, or let one of the guides explain some aspects of... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

ok, I wasn't sure I wanted to go here when hubby suggested it, but went along anyway. Wow, what a view! I suggest it as a first stop because it gives you the layout of much of the city, along with history and interesting facts about area. Staff was really friendly and nice. We did not try out the restaurant,... More 

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Cold Spring, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The Vancouver Lookout website says, "For a better view you'll need a pilot's license". How true! The view, of course, is of Vancouver and surrounding areas. The Lookout is an observation deck some 500 feet above the city offering a marvelous 360 degree view. Even the ride to the top is an experience: you ride up in a glass walled... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

An amazing landmark building which has to be seen at night to be appreciated. We saw it today during daylight,equally as good

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Crown Point, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

A great way to see the city from up and above. As you walk around the glass windows read the information placards of what you are looking at with some history and facts. Even though it may be rainy and cloudy out do not be discouraged because once your up there you can still have great views.

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

a fantastic way to see a fantastic panorama of Vancouver the is a very reasonably priced attraction with great facts to learn whilst you feast on the view. Mountains, sea, skyscrapers, parks and stadiums, what a fantastic city. We saw the best of it on a fantastic sunny day. The lift up is an experience in itself! Great for photos... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This was a fantastic way to see the city. The staff were really helpful & even helped us FaceTime our friends so we could share the view with them too! Would recommend!

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Sammamish, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Good View of Vancouver from here. It was pleasant to view descriptions on what where are. The lake side view is good. Also the foodcourt is good :-)

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