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Vancouver Lookout

555 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 4N4, Canada (Downtown)
604-689-0421
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Ranked #36 of 184 attractions in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers
Owner description: Your Vancouver sightseeing experience starts at the Vancouver Lookout!!! Where else can you enjoy a 360 degree aerial view of Vancouver, "the most... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Southampton
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

You shouldn't leave Vancouver without venturing up the Lookout tower to see the 360 degree views across the city. And although you might not want to be accompanied by a guide, in practice it is well worth it as they know so much and can point out to you lots of details that otherwise you might miss. It's quite pricey,... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited the Vancouver Lookout Tower during our recent visit to the city. From the height of the tower, you see a very good aerial view of the large city and its surrounding areas. The place is well maintained and attracts large number of tourist every day.

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Bay Area, CA
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We had a pass for this place with our Rocky Mountaineer fare, so we decided to go up and see. The view is a 360 degree one of the Vancouver area and it is stunning. There is a little bit of explanation of what you're seeing on signs and there is a tour every so often. It's not cheap, but... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I started my day here taking in the views that the city has to offer. The outside lift is not actually mentioned anywhere it seems so it came as a little bit of a surprise to me, however it was nice to experience the rush that comes with that kind of thing. The lift opens up into a small foyer... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went to the tower in sept 2011 and had a great meal and that was for tea.The view was great at night time.The meal was good.The 2nd time we were there was oct 2013.The view in the day time was even better you could see all of Vancouver and the great photos we have .Tony

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I swear... I've seen this tower before. Sure enough, the footnotes say that the same firm (WZMH architects) worked on this lookout as well as the Toronto CN tower. Well, it is not as tall, but tourists can't be too picky. It's probably not the must-stop destination for skyscraper aficionados but for everybody else it will do. The 360 degree... More

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Salvador, BA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is a place to know in Vancouver. You can see almost the entire city! I spend many hours taking many pictures. I really liked it!

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We visited in the afternoon on Canada Day. The view was fantastic and the 30 minute free guided tour was excellent and informative. We went back at 10.00pm for the fireworks. Again, a great experience, even without the noise.

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Dunedin, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Great views from the top of the tower, knowledgeable guides provided interesting info about the buildings and the city's history. Cool way to see the layout of the city.

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Views over the city were nice, but not worth the money. When looking out the window, the expectation is that the description on the ledge would match the view, which it didn't always, causing some confusion. Maybe the restaurant was better but it was closed when we visited.

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VancouverLookout, Manager at Vancouver Lookout, responded to this review

Dear Marylyn, Thank you for taking the time to review the Vancouver Lookout. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the beautiful views of our city. I am sorry to hear that you felt you did not feel the value in the product. As the skyline is constantly changing we are making every effort possible to keep updated, apologies for... More

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