Harbour Centre Lookout, Vancouver

Amidst the Vancouver skyline it is easy to spot the Harbour Centre Lookout, standing over 177m (581ft) over the downtown core. This building is easily identifiable by its circular shape which is what makes the three hundred and sixty degree view of the surrounding city, landmarks, waterways and mountain ranges possible. CREDIT: Venture Vancouver, SOURCE: www.venturevancouver.com

The Harbour Centre Lookout is easily identifiable in the Vancouver skyline by its spherical shape which helps it attain its 360 degree views.





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Thirty floors above street level, Vancouver's Harbour Centre Lookout is a fun experience with some of the best views of the city. Ascending the elevator to the top floor, visitors have a unique three hundred and sixty degree view of the cityscape seeing some of Vancouver's time honoured landmarks such as Stanley Park, Canada Place and its Cruise Ship terminal, the North Shore Mountains, BC and GM Places, Science World and to all the neighbouring boroughs. The Harbour Centre Lookout is a good place to sit atop Vancouver and admire some of its interesting landmarks and distinct West Coast features.

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.

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The Harbour Centre Lookout is one of the highest vantage points in the city, offering 360 degree views of Vancouver, British Columbia
Downtown Vancouver's Harbour Centre Lookout is one of the city's best views. With its 360 degree panoramic sights, dozens of the cities most famous landmarks are easily visible. Canada Place, almost beneath the thirty story harbour centre building is one of many stunning views offered from the Harbour Centre.
Vancouver's Harbour Centre Lookout offers an incredible look into one of the city's most important industries, the shipping lines. Thousands of cargo ships a year make port and deliver or take goods around the world. This view from the Harbour Centre looks out onto the railway and the docks, offering one of the best views in Vancouver.
Vancouver's Harbour Centre offers interesting south-east views of the city which has many different recognizable landmarks such as BC Place, the False Creek Waterway and the sphere that composes Science World. These unique views provide interesting insight into the city's infrastructure and planning.

Location of Harbour Centre Lookout

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The Corner of W. Hastings and Seymour St.
555 W Hastings St

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