10 Best Scenic Viewpoints in Vancouver

Nighttime view of downtown Vancouver from the Stanley Park Seawall

Nighttime view of downtown Vancouver from the Stanley Park Seawall. Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Kazutoshi Yoshimura

Vancouver is a gorgeous city sandwiched between the mountains and the ocean. Whether you’re looking for the perfect photo or just want to soak up the beauty, there are lots of great views around town. Here are our picks for the best scenic viewpoints in Vancouver.

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10 Best Scenic Viewpoints in Vancouver

A Date over 550 Feet in the Air: A Visit to the Vancouver Lookout

Sourced from the Vancouver Lookout website

Sourced from the Vancouver Lookout website

The first couple of months after my boyfriend (“S”) and I met were characterized by a gradual unfolding of information: “I have two elder sisters.” “Getting my degree has been my greatest achievement.” “I’ve cried in every single Disney animated movie.” There is something wondrous and nerve-wracking about getting acquainted with, and potentially falling in love with someone new.

Now that we’re in couple territory, that initial exciting novelty has faded and been replaced by a knowing comfort. He’s seen me without my fake eyelashes, and I’ve witnessed him cleaning his bathroom. And as much as I enjoy not having to wildly impress him anymore, I have to admit that I sometimes miss that initial thrilling stage of dating.

The other night I declared we were going to “do something romantic.” I didn’t want it to be another dinner out, or watching the latest James Bond movie (which, by the way, was incredibly boring). Then, I had a date idea. After all, it was a clear night, a perfect night for what I had planned.

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A Date over 550 Feet in the Air: A Visit to the Vancouver Lookout

“Elevate” Mind, Body, and Spirit while taking in the view from 550ft above sea level

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Throughout the summer – top yoga instructors from studios throughout Vancouver will guide you through different yoga styles during the Yoga Summer Series at the Vancouver Lookout.

You will receive 1 complimentary ticket to visit the Lookout at your leisure when you purchase 4 or more of the series (1 per person/purchase)

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“Elevate” Mind, Body, and Spirit while taking in the view from 550ft above sea level

Vancouver Family Day Events Roundup Feb 9 – 11

Photo courtesy of photon_de via Flickr.

Photo courtesy of photon_de via Flickr.

The people spoke and the B.C. answered. The province’s inaugural Family Day will take place this Monday, bridging the holiday gap between New Years Day and Easter. To commemorate this special occasion, many Vancouver attractions will be catering to families wishing to make the most of their time off together. We’ve put together a roundup of things to do around town on B.C.’s first Family Day. Continue reading:
Vancouver Family Day Events Roundup Feb 9 – 11

Featured Attraction of the Week: The Vancouver Lookout (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

photo: The Vancouver Lookout

Back by popular demand, Inside Vancouver has relaunched the “Featured Attraction of the Week” series. Each Monday we’ll be featuring a different Vancouver attraction and will be giving away free tickets to our readers. To be eligible, all you have to do is post a comment.

Vancouver as you have never seen it before!

Ride the glass Elevators up 550ft (170m) to a spectacular 360° view of Vancouver. Rain or shine you’ll not want to miss out on the views from up here. Tickets purchased are good for all day return so you’ll never miss out on anything. Come and see the view by day, night and at sunset! Their friendly staff is always there to provide free, multilingual tours and regale you with fun facts and helpful information about this great city. See as far as the distant Mt. Baker or as near as the tennis court on top of Holt Renfrew two blocks away!
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Featured Attraction of the Week: The Vancouver Lookout (Free Ticket Giveaway!)