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Vancouver Lookout, Vancouver

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Observation Deck Tourist Spot
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. Using our international travel planner, Vancouver attractions like Vancouver Lookout can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Nice overall view of some of the city. Many of the sites are obscured by the high rise buildings. You can get a general sense of where places are located but you cannot see many of them. Would be nice...  more »
  • We had not planned to go to the lookout but needed to fill some time in the morning before we flew out. Glad we decided to stop here. It was a cloudy day and we did not think we would see much but end...  more »
  • The Vancouver lookout is a great way to see some of the beautiful surroundings in Vancouver. It was one of the first things we headed for, and was great to find our bearings by the views from the top ...  more »
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  • The food was expensive as expected but actually delicious, which was a wonderful surprise. The value is great. Unlike some other cities, the restaurant is actually higher up than the 'observation deck' and it only takes one hour to do a full revolution and see the whole city. So there is no need to pay for the observation deck ticket as you can simply go up to the restaurant, even just have drinks and see the same view at your pace and take pictures from your table whenever you want. I would recommend going for a late lunch on a nice day, the light would be perfect and you'll have much better options for great seats and it will be quiet. They played quiet jazz music in the background, it was very relaxing and just a wonderful experience.
  • Came up for after dinner drinks. Very nice views and romantic location. It's a bit funny how it's managed though. They say they can sit you by the window but then 1/3 of the tables were empty. We had to wait for someone to leave before we could sit.
  • Excellent view of Vancity! Staff really happy and friendly! Bring your own picnic and enjoy the view. I recommend sunset time!
  • Great views of the city and beyond on a clear day. The price is very reasonable and no queues (did it on a weekday though).You can also leave and come back later on the same day without having to pay another admission fee. It's a huge plus as you can take in the views during the day and then come back at night. Overall, a great experience. Would highly recommend!
  • Almost 40.00 for 2 adults my husband didnt enjoy it as much as the line felt longer than the experience but it is indeed a great first stop for a first experience in vancouver.