Vancouver Lookout, Vancouver

4.3
Vancouver Lookout offers panoramic views of the lively downtown, a lush park, and the harbor. The famous astronaut Neil Armstrong opened the lookout in 1977 (a cement block with his footprint stood on the viewing deck until renovations, when it disappeared). Hop on a glass elevator that will take you 168 m (553 ft) above street level. You can opt for a self-guided tour, or ask the friendly staff to point out some of the city's attractions to you. If you're hungry, consider dining at the revolving restaurant on the top. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Vancouver Lookout by using our Vancouver travel route builder tool .
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  • A trip up the Lookout was included in our holiday package. It provided a good view over the Vancouver area and the staff were very helpful. During the ride down in the lift we discussed if it was wort...  more »
  • View from the tower is good, reserve at the restaurant and just go there for a little bite so you can enjoy the tower at its best. It turns on itself at 360^. Choose a sunny day and surprise your girl...  more »
  • but everything in Vancoucer is. We are seniors so a discount I'd give for those of us 60 +. Very nice view with helpful staff up top to explain what you are seeing. The short elevator ride is exciting...  more »
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  • Price wasn't terrible for what it is, you might be able to get tickets cheaper if you order them online though. The views are quite nice however I wouldn't recommend it if you're planning on using a good camera to take high quality photos. A lot of the glass is marked and at night they have neon purple lights on inside, so all of your photos come out with a bit of purple tint. Editing the photos in Lightrooms helps, but doesn't quite do the job. Ah well. Great if you just want to have a look around the city from high up.
  • Beautiful views of the city. Informative plaques under the windows tell you exactly what you are viewing. Really liked that. Elevator has glass on one side for views as you ride up and down. Small gift shop with souvenirs and vending machines. This area is elevated and has tables and chairs. Makes for great viewing while snacking.
  • Cool views and nice descriptions of everything you can see out of the window. The elevator rides up and down are also really cool. There were two young female attendants and they were both exceptionally helpful and answered my long questions with great detail. The gift shop is a little overpriced and there really isn’t much of a selection, and the vending machine is expensive - but other than that, a great trip to last roughly an hour if you stretch it.
  • Gorgeous views of the city. We chose to end our trip there, so we could look for all the places we visited. At sunset, it was perfect! There is good information about the city and it’s history and a nice little gift shop. Would go again!
  • An interesting place to see 360 degree views of Vancouver! The elevator brings you up quickly. There is lots to see once you are on the observation deck. There is even a gift shop to buy trinkets. Be warned it does get busy and loud when there are lots of visitors. One tip is to get your hand stamped so that you can go back later in the day to see the sunset.
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