Vancouver is without question one of the most beautiful cities in all of the Canada. In just one view you can see beaches and gorgeous coastline, forests, a magnificent city skyline and the surrounding mountains. Vancouver knows its pretty and because of that there are many places to enjoy its spectacular views. Here are my suggestions on where to see Vancouver’s best views.
The Vancouver Lookout
Ceremonially opened in 1977 by Neil Armstrong, the Vancouver Lookout in downtown Vancouver stands 553 feet (168m) high and a 40 second elevator ride will take you to the top. Once there are 360 views of the city, ocean, mountains and parks. Take a complimentary tour where a bilingual guide will teach you about the history of the city, then enjoy a drink and/or meal at the revolving restaurant.
Queen Elizabeth Park
Queen Elizabeth Park is the highest point in Vancouver. This 52 acre park sits at 499 feet (152m) above sea level. The park has a great floral display and is popular for wedding photos. From here you can see great views of the city and North Shore Mountains. It’s a great spot to have a picnic or to enjoy some fine dining at the Seasons in the Park Restaurant.
is one of the North Shore Mountains, which makes a beautiful backdrop to Vancouver and it is a 15 minute drive from the city. Operating year round you can take an aerial tramway call the Skyride to the top of the mountain where you will get great views of the city, the Pacific Ocean and Gulf Islands. At the top you can enjoy dinner at the Observatory restaurant and learn about the mountains native wildlife in the Theatre in the Sky.
If you have a few extra dollars in your pocket why not check out the gorgeous views of the city from the sky? Departing from the city’s harbor climb aboard a Seaplane for a 20 minute tour of the city from above on the Vancouver Seaplane Tour
Stanley Park is an urban park located on the North side of downtown Vancouver as a peninsula sticking out into the harbor. On one side is the harbor and English Bay is on the other. Here there are many walking and bike paths along a seawall that gives you great views of the city and mountains. The park is a great place for a stroll or picnic and best of all it is free.