Vancouver is a huge city, and especially in your first weeks, it’s likely you’ll get a bit lost. The Vancouver Lookout is located in Downtown and gives you not only a great overview but also an amazing view all around Vancouver.
I am a bit scared of heights, but two friends convinced me to come with them because the weather was great. We met at Granville Station and had a quick lunch at Tim Horton’s before we walked to the Lookout and bought our tickets. Let them know that you are a student because the ticket will be cheaper. For any information about prices etc., just visit their website.
We were excited to get up, you step into the elevator, and it takes you up quite fast. The walls of the elevator are made of glass, so we had a nice view on Vancouver already on our way up, though I thought it was a bit scary as well. It is super high!!
Upstairs you can get a 360-degree view around Vancouver. It is truly impressive, and we were trying to find places we knew from up there. I liked that there are stickers on the glass itself, so you know what you are looking at, but there is also information on a little board, and you can learn more about different people or things that are famous for the area. We read information about areas we didn’t know yet and made new plans on where we can go in the Vancouver area. I would like to see New Westminster for example.
My favorite view was on North Vancouver as you can see the Mountains and the water. We took our time and walked around twice before we looked at the gift shop. They also have a restaurant there, and it is so fancy as it turns around while you are eating. As you can imagine, it is also pricey (at least for us), why we didn’t go. You can check out prices and opening hours on their website.
What is great is that once you bought the ticket for the Lookout it is valid until 9 pm and you can go up as many times as you want. We decided to enjoy the view again at night time. It was a great decision because the city looks totally different. Seeing all the lights is beautiful.
I can only recommend going up!
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