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Vancouver Lookout at Harbour Centre

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 — 8:30am PDT
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When people describe what they like most about Vancouver you’ll be sure to hear the scenery top the list. Mountains, ocean, evergreens, park space and beaches are what make our region shine and there’s probably no better vantage point downtown than from the 360 degree deck at the Vancouver Lookout.

Harbour Centre in the Fog

Fun facts about the Vancouver Lookout at Harbour Centre:

  • Harbour Centre opened June 8, 1977 and was the tallest building in Vancouver at the time.
  • The Vancouver Lookout and business building opened August 13, 1977.
  • Neil Armstrong (first man on a moon) left a set of footprints in fresh concrete that are still on display today. [source]
  • The glass elevator will whisk you up 430 feet in 40 seconds flat.
  • Once at the top, guided or self-guided tours are available.

The heated panoramic deck is open day and night from 9:00am – 9:00pm (October to May) and 8:30am – 10:30pm (May to October). Aside from staring at the Lions all day or peering out to the Fraser Valley, you can also see how the city is growing, spotting a century of architecture downtown.

Harbour Centre Tower View #5
Photo credit: palestrina55 on Flickr

The Lookout hosts art exhibits throughout the year in the Armstrong Gallery and is currently presenting “BC Sports Hall of Fame celebrates Winter Sports” until February 28, 2011.

Vancouver from Harbour Centre
Photo credit: russilwvong on Flickr

On your date of purchase, your ticket is valid from open to close so you can enjoy the early morning sun and the bright colours of dusk.

from harbour center
Photo credit: ksbuehler on Flickr
Downtown Vancouver BC Place
Photo credit: Duane Storey on Flickr

If you would like to take in the view yourself, I have a family pass available courtesy of the Vancouver Lookout that will be valid for all a full year. This includes admission for two adults and two children (ages 5 to 12, since 5 and younger are free anyway) and has a value of $89.

Here’s how you can enter to win this FREE annual family pass:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a family pass for a YEAR @VanLookout from @Miss604

Update With a week left to go in the contest I had the chance to head up to the Vancouver Lookout. Here are a few of the photos I took:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries January 21, 2011 at 12:00pm. The family pass will be valid for a full year from date of issue.

Update The winner is Leeann – have a great time exploring the lookout this year!

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  1. Sarah says:

    I’ve been in Vancouver for ~3 months and haven’t had a chance to go up yet. The pass would be lovely =D

  2. Alan says:

    I always look longingly, but have never yet gone up, this pass would be an amazing prize and would be used every time I go downtown.

  3. Andi says:

    Nice! I’ve been wanting to go up to take night photos for the longest time!

  4. alakitten says:

    Fun!!! haven’t been up in years πŸ™‚

  5. I haven’t been up there since I was 16 and my boyfriend bought me a necklace. Great memories.

  6. Jeff says:

    We were just talking the other day about how w neither of us have been up there in years. I’d love to go up there all the time.

  7. Jennifer says:

    I’ve lived in Vancouver and have not yet been up to this Lookout. I often consider it when we have out of town guests visiting. If I had a pass I would take people there all the time.
    Thanks for doing such great contests.

  8. Belinda says:

    I have been up there once, but never had a chance to take those awesome pictures that you displayed above.

  9. Christine says:

    I’ve lived in Vancouver for a year and haven’t gone up but keep meaning to. I’d love to win!

  10. Sandra says:

    This is a great prize. Thanks!

  11. Laura E. says:

    What a great contest! I have been up once, but really want to get my hubby up. What a beautiful view!

  12. Laura E. says:

    What a great contest! I have been up once, but really want to get my hubby up. What a beautiful view!

  13. Sharylin says:

    This is on my be a tourist To-Do list and it would be great to be able To-Do it over and over again!

  14. Tracey Flattes says:

    The Lookout is a great way to kill an hour or two if you have kids – mine loves it up there!

  15. Mary Ann says:

    Been awhile since I’ve been up there, would love to go again and take my family up there, would make a nice day trip.

  16. Renfrew says:

    My kids love it up there! Rain or shine, a fun thing to do.

  17. Nicole says:

    I’ve never been but would love to try! I know my boyfriend would love this because he could take some amazing pictures!

  18. Margarete says:

    I’ve been living in Vancouver for 3 years now, and I haven’t been to the Lookout! I really want to go this year, the view looks amazing.

  19. stephen says:

    I haven’t been up there in ages…time to update my photos of vancouver’s landscape

  20. Bekki says:

    I’ve lived in the lower mainland my entire life and have never been up the harbour centre!

  21. Sean says:

    I’ve lived in the Fraser Valley for 20+ years and had never visited Harbour Centre before until this past summer. Didn’t know what I was missing! Spectacular views, absolutely breathtaking!

  22. Gideon says:

    Always giving away great stuff!

  23. LisaB says:

    I’ve never been up there, always wondered how good the view is!

  24. Lawrence Lua says:

    My mom would love this (not to say I wouldn’t :D)

  25. Jer says:

    Such a great thing for locals to do!

  26. Jen says:

    This would be great to have! Perfect way to have a birds eye view of the city πŸ™‚

  27. Lindsay says:

    I’ve never been and what a great reason to start!

  28. Linda Nguyen says:

    have never been here before and i’d love to see how vancouver looks like from above!

  29. Tracy says:

    I’ve never been up there. Would love to go!

  30. Raia King says:

    I’ve only been up at night, but would love to catch a sunrise and sunset

  31. Robert says:

    Never been up there, would love the pass!

  32. Dom says:

    Have never been up there. Great pass!

  33. Shawn says:

    My wife and I would love this.

  34. Ceci says:

    It’s been such a long time since I was up there, the pass would be awesome!

  35. stephanie says:

    Would love this pass. Thanks

  36. Donna says:

    I’ve never been! One of those things locals never get around to πŸ™‚

  37. Lisa says:

    Wow, remember it from my childhood!

  38. Kirby says:

    Have lived in MetroVan for 25 years, and never been here. Would love to go with my kids. Thanks!

  39. Angie N says:

    Would love to win!

  40. Natalie says:

    I’ve lived in vancouver for almost my whole life and I’ve been been there !! the view is just gorgeous !!

  41. Megan says:

    I’ve never been up, so this would be a fantastic prize to win!

  42. Clayton says:

    Sweet View…I have never been up there, but I have to now πŸ™‚

  43. au says:

    in Rogers Arena, u can always hear, “Go Canucks Go!”
    on this comment, i will shout to the whole world, “thanks Miss604 & Harbour Centre thanks” for that amazing prize!
    one more thing: imagine, 360 degree deck is just close for a full year of prize which is 365days? sweet!!!!!!!!!
    with that prize, it will be my most memorable way of exploring Vancouver.:)

  44. Teresa K says:

    Wow! Should be great!

  45. Angela says:

    That would be an awesome prize. I have lived here most of my life and have never been up there. I am sure my kids would love to see the city from a different view.

  46. Ennie says:

    What a view!

  47. Tooth Fairy says:

    I would love to FLY by and enjoy ” THE VIEW ” too! Ò˜º

  48. Kevin says:


  49. Garrett says:

    I can’t believe I’ve never been up there, I’ve lived here for 20 years!

  50. Andy Shen says:

    This thing is right beside SFU Vancouver!

  51. Hillary says:

    i would love to win this!!! i just started getting back into photography and got my new camera for christmas and this would be awesome for taking amazing pictures of the whole year!!!! from winter to summer and back… i would totally love it!!!!

  52. Vania says:

    That was the 1st place I visited in Vancouver back in 2007. Now I live here and never got a chance to go on top. Win a pass would be sweet!

  53. Andre says:

    oooh tall

  54. Michelle Williamson says:

    What a great prize! I’ve never been!

  55. Christine says:


  56. Kelsey says:

    I’ve never done this. I’d love to though πŸ™‚

  57. khsj says:

    So beautiful and a great place to have a hot chocolate and enjoy the city!

  58. Erin says:

    something else on my to do list which would be even better if it was free.

  59. Kelly says:

    I’m 18, born in Vancouver but have never been up there.

  60. tessa says:

    Lived here my whole life and I’ve never been. We would love to go

  61. Mila says:

    I’m vancity born and bred and I’ve never been up to the Lookout. Sad, I know.

  62. amfriesen says:

    Awesome contest; tweeted as well

  63. Melaney says:

    That sounds cool!

  64. Melaney says:

    That sounds cool!

  65. United Nathan says:

    Great place to see the city!

  66. Dilara says:

    I’ve never been but have always wanted to!

  67. Linda says:

    I’ve always wondered what the Vancouver Lookout building was all about. People don’t talk about it as much. Thank you for the wonderful blog post. Will have to give it a try someday.

  68. tania says:

    That sounds amazing, haven’t been up there since I was a kid.

  69. rino says:

    I’ve never gone up there, but would totally love to!

  70. Emma says:

    I’d love to see the view from there!

  71. Iz says:

    It would be a great experience for both me and my family!

  72. Daniel says:

    I want that prize!

  73. Leeann says:

    Awesome prize! I have been to this lookout at Harbour Centre but the last time was in 1994. I’d love to take my son and show him, as well as see how the skyline has changed in the past 15 years!

  74. Dan says:

    Awesome views!

  75. Lori says:

    Harbour Center is amazing — I would love to go back!

  76. FlyingNurse says:

    Vancouver is breathtaking to view from any venue that provides a panoramic outlook. I would imagine a view from the Harbour Centre is breathtaking as well. Jocelyne

  77. Shannon says:

    I suppose I’m not a very good native Vancouverite since I have never been up there! I should go sometime.

  78. Jodi says:

    Would love to check this out! I lived right next door to it for a year and never went up.

  79. Teresa K says:

    Been there once and enjoyed it.

  80. Mae says:

    i’m ashamed to say that even though I’ve lived here nearly all my life, i’ve never actually been there. hope i win πŸ™‚

  81. Maryanne says:

    Never been up there! I know just who I would take with me πŸ™‚

  82. kelsey says:

    ive never been up there but have lived in the lower mainland my entire life. would love to take unlimited visits up!!

  83. kyliec says:

    I went with my hubby before we had kids. Really would love to bring kids there. D

  84. Ping says:

    The last time I was there was 1986!!

  85. shaman71 says:

    Would love to check it out.

  86. Jennifer says:

    Yes please, would love to go up there and see the city.

    Thanks again. πŸ™‚

  87. Lia says:

    Vancouver is beautiful from the ground, I’d love to see how spectacular it looks from the sky!

  88. luc says:

    I’d like to be on top of the world!

  89. Mike says:

    My nephew loves it up there, please enter us, thanks!

  90. Michael K says:

    Awesome contest as usual Miss 604… Thanks and good luck to everyone!

  91. Kevin says:

    I’ve lived in Vancouver my whole life and never been up to see this view…I should be ashamed.

  92. Chris says:

    What a view! I’d love a pass. Great contest. Thanks Miss 604.

  93. Nadine says:

    Been here once, but when I was very young, would love to go up there agian with my family πŸ™‚

  94. Shawna says:

    I have been up the CN tower, but never the Vancouver Lookout… yet call myself a Vancouverite – help!

  95. Carissa Kasper says:

    That sounds fun! Never been up!

  96. Erica says:

    Would love to check it out! What a view!

  97. Bons says:

    Have been a Vancouverite myself for the longest time, and still had not been up there to check out the beautiful view of Vancouver. Would be awesome to win this prize!

  98. A.J. says:

    This would be a great gift for my family!

  99. Shannon says:

    I have never been before, this would be a great experience to share with my loved ones.

  100. NoRaH says:

    I will love this, for sure. My family should spend more time together.

  101. Jenny says:

    I’ve lived here all my life (19yrs) and I still have NEVER been .. no joke πŸ™ I would love to share that experience with my family for sure though!

  102. Sharon says:

    I went to school at Harbour Centre for two yearsÒ€”but could never afford to actually go up and check out the view! Awesome prize!

  103. Although I live in Victoria, BC I visit Vancouver just about every month. I would love to see the city through at Vancouver Lookout at Harbour Centre.

  104. Stv. says:

    I’m sure I could find lots of ways to use this!

  105. Nocal says:

    Best place on earth, lots to do.

  106. Kathy says:

    Catching a view of beautiful Vancouver will be a perfect way to spend a lovely afternoon. I’ll feel on top of the world. What better way to share this experience than with loved ones?

  107. Ruby says:

    This would be awesome to take my sweetheart to on Valentine’s Day. And then we could continue to celebrate the beauty of Vancouver.

  108. Sonja S says:

    I would love to win this—I haven’t been to the Lookout since I was a child!

  109. Debbie says:

    those are amazing pictures! I’d love to win the pass, I haven’t been up the lookout since about 1981……

  110. ping says:

    haven’t won anything yet.

  111. Shannon says:

    this would be spectacular!

  112. Stacey says:

    Thanks Miss604 for visiting on Friday!! Great pics!! Good Luck to all the entries!!!

  113. Margarete says:

    I’ve never been up the Lookout but I’ve always wanted to go. It looks fantastic. πŸ™‚

  114. Justin says:

    I want to go up there!

  115. Bonnie says:

    Cool prize!

  116. Kristy says:

    I’ve only been up once! Would love to be able to go up with my whole family!

  117. Scott says:

    I went up once a few years ago, and it was great! I’d love to go again.

  118. Virginia says:

    Wow! Haven’t been up there in years.

  119. Marie says:

    Would love to go!

  120. Janice says:

    It’s one of the first places I take visiting family & friends and it’s a great place to take my kids on a ProD day. Great memories – It’s where my brother-in-law proposed to my sister with the whole family there.

  121. Dal says:

    Looks amazing!

  122. Jeremy says:

    I would love to go up. Have never gone before even though i’ve lived in Vancouver for 20+ years now.

  123. Maktaaq says:

    Awesome photos, Rebecca! Enter me in the contest! πŸ™‚

  124. laura says:

    i’ve lived in vancouver most of my life and have never been up!

  125. Ed says:

    been living here for my whole life, and i’ve never been

  126. Maggie says:

    My boyfriend is new to the city and I’d love to take him up!

  127. Michelle says:

    Beautiful! Would love to give it to my parents and 2 younger sisters πŸ™‚

  128. A.J. says:

    I have been walking past there for five years gong to and coming from work and I am yet to get there. I would love to take my four year old daughter up there.

  129. Alan C says:

    You’re making me queasy with this contest. I LOVE IT!

  130. Gloria jimenez says:

    What a great wayto show off my city and keep my nieces entertained on the wetcoast.

  131. Holli Yeoh says:

    Our son is dying to go up to the Vancouver Lookout at Harbour Centre. Count us in for this contest.

  132. Mary says:

    what a view. never been

  133. Michael says:

    i haven’t been up there since 1983!

  134. I <3 my beautiful Vancouver!

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