Vancouver - British Columbia

Downtown from the Vancouver Lookout

The Vancouver Lookout observation deck on top of Harbour Centre is considered to be the premier viewpoint from which to view the area from the downtown core. It is located one block from water's edge and two blocks east of Canada Place. This group of images provides a 360 degree experience from this location with some close-ups of particular points of interest. They were shot over a period of years and some will be replaced due to the patterns created by the angles of the viewing deck glass.


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#1 BC Place Stadium, False Creek, Cambie Street going south
#2 Close-up of BC Place, Cambie Street and Queen Elizabeth Park on Little Mountain at top center.
#3 Extreme close-up of Cambie Street on left, City Hall in the middle and the dome in QE Park showing through.


#4 Looking south in westerly increments, across False Creek are highrises along Broadway the corridor
#5 Behind the white pointed roof in the middle Univ. of BC is visible in the green area at land's end.
#6 West over Coal Harbour and Stanley Park, the Lions Gate Bridge is visible connecting to the North Shore, the Lions peaks are at the top right.


#7 same as #6 the Marine Building, a Vancouver landmark is visible at left edge.
#8 Close-up Lions Gate Bridge, West Vancouver in the background, Cypress Prov. Park ski area top right.
#9 Close-up of the Lions peaks above residential areas of West Vancouver known as the British Properties.


#10 Looking north across Burrard Inlet at North Vancouver and Grouse Mountain ski area in top center, Canada Place in foreground.
#11 Close-up of downtown North Vancouver, Grouse ski area is at the top of the mountain on the left.
#12 East along the North Shore mountains and down Burrard Inlet, container terminals, Seabus Transit and Helijet terminal in foreground.


#13 Marine industry dockyards on Vancouver shore of Burrard Inlet.
#14 Looking east along north shore of Vancouver. Gastown is in the middle foreground.
#15 Close-up of east view. Portside Park in foreground. 2nd Narrows Bridge in top left corner. At very top is Burnaby Mountain site for SFU.


#16 Southeast view, eastern end of False Creek site of Science World and towers of Burnaby's Metrotown in the distance at the top.
#17 Close-up of Burnaby's Metrotown towers, residential and commercial.
#18 Back to BC Place and False Creek.

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