The Harbour Centre Lookout is easily identifiable in the Vancouver skyline by its spherical shape which helps it attain its 360 degree views.
The Harbour Centre Lookout, located in Downtown Vancouver is home to one of the more interesting urban and natural views atop a thirty-story building.
With a 360 degree view, everything from Stanley Park to the giant postage stamp painted on the top of the downtown Canada Post office can be seen from its spherical pod.
It is best to visit this landmark when there is good visibility (usually after a rain or on a clear sunny day) to see the entire scope of the Vancouver region. On exceptional days one can see from Burnaby to Vancouver Island and from Richmond to the caps of the Cascade mountain range that borders North and West Vancouver.
This bird's eye view also looks onto the splendour of the sails rising from Canada Place, and lucky sightseers can see the mammoth cruise ships docked or coming into the harbour.
Although not as high as its rivals the Seattle Space Needle and even Toronto's CN tower, the unobstructed view of the North is breathtaking in any season. Some of the more stunning views of the majestic snow covered mountains are in the late fall to early summer months.
Filled with informational boards about different landmarks, this location proves both as a great perch for sightseeing as well as learning about the different areas that await visitors and locals alike.
Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around Harbour Centre LookoutThe Corner of W. Hastings and Seymour St.
Click the brown GEMS on the map to navigate to the other activities within this region