Vancouver is definitely a city worth visiting. A wide harbor, mountains rising in the background, it has the makings of a great tourist destination. I recently visited the city for a conference, not for the first time, and this time around I allowed myself visits to some of the local sights and attractions.

To get a good feel for the city, it’s best to climb up high and get some panoramic views, and so being on a lookout from the conference center downtown I spotted a tall pointy-looking building and Google Maps verified that there was an observation deck on top. So, up I went to see Vancouver from above.


The nicest direction, ofcourse, is the harbor…


Vancouver Lookout Tower Observatory  (8)


If you go anywhere but north, you’ll see the urban side of Vancouver, which has seen a fair number of skyscrapers built since I last visited…


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Vancouver Lookout Tower Observatory  (16)


And as you might notice, there are a few more in construction…


Vancouver Lookout Tower Observatory  (2)

Vancouver Lookout Tower Observatory  (3)


The elevator going up is transparent, giving the ride an extra twist…


Vancouver Lookout Tower Observatory  (19)




A nice way, even if a bit pricey, to kick off the visit to Vancouver.

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