Here is an informative article that I wrote for my travel writing class in March 2009. I have to say that this is a great way to see Vancouver!
ATOP A MANMADE PERCH: THE VANCOUVER LOOKOUT
See Vancouver from a different vantage point by visiting The Vancouver Lookout. Located at the top of the SFU Harbour Centre building at Vancouver’s waterfront, the lookout highlights the city’s splendour in a 360º panoramic view at 130m (430 feet). The Harbour Centre building boasted, up until recently, as being the tallest building in Vancouver. The Lookout itself was opened in 1977 by astronaut Neil Armstrong and has since wowed viewers of all ages.
The central location at 555 West Hastings, a block from Waterfront Station and numerous bus stops, permits visitors easy perusal to other favourite city spots such as Lonsdale Quay, Gastown and Canada Place. The all-day entrance fee allows freedom to enjoy daytime, dusk and sparkling night views. Open daily, The Lookout can be enjoyed at any time of year.
Senior (60+) $11
Student with valid ID $9
Youth (13 – 18) $9
Child (6 – 12) $6
Child (5 & under) – Free
Group Rates (10 or more)
Student/Youth (13 – 18) $8
Child (6 – 12) $5
Escort/Chaperone is complimentary – 1 for every 10
Taxes included in all rates.
The Lookout is every day, year round.
October 16 – April 27 9:00am – 9:00pm
April 28 – October 15 8:30am – 10:30pm