Another reason we love Vancouver – the views!
It is great when friends and family come to visit and we get to be tourists in Vancouver. What better place to give them the ‘lay of the land’ than at Vancouver Lookout.
The building that Vancouver Lookout sits atop (Harbour Center) is one of the tallest in Vancouver (at 28 floors) although many others have been built higher in recent years. However, it still has a terrific view of the entire downtown core and beyond. The space between it and other tall downtown buildings give it a true 360 degree view.
The glass elevator takes only 30 seconds but can be a bit scary for those who do not like heights. But once you are in the lookout the waist high walls make even our most height-shy visitors (Jeff included) more comfortable.
Stanley Park and the floating Chevron gas station are always topics of conversation.
Vancouver from above
Vancouver Lookout is a great place to start a day visiting the city. You can show your friends all of the places that you will go by foot, bike, car, transit or taxi and then actually go there. We love to start with Canada Place especially if there are cruise ships in port, then carry on the seawall to Stanley Park. And of course if the Lions are in town what better way to end the day then at BC Place for a game. Did I mention we love living here and love to show our friends and family why we do.
Holy Rosary Cathedral – 1899
Shangri-la Vancouver – 62 stories completed 2008. Now the tallest building in Vancouver.
Background – Sun Tower – 1912 (Turquoise roof – used in TV show Smallville)
Foreground – Dominion Building 1910 (Pink roof – used in The Neverending Story)
After a day of touring food and drink (and maybe more views) are in order. Our favorite spots include Nook for terrific fresh Italian food, Lift for appies and a drink with an amazing view, Tap and Barrel at Canada Place to watch the cruise ships go out (around 5pm) or a BBQ on our patio. Sorry we can’t invite everyone. Maybe next time.
We, Jeff & Tara Ciecko of CK Golf Solutions write two blogs, one is our 19th Hole Blog where we share personal experiences and the other a Biz Blog where we comment on business best practices and give golf industry related opinions. We have owned and operated CK Golf Solutions for 7 years and provide marketing, social media and business services to the golf and other industries. We DO NOT get paid for ANY of the blogs on our website. These are the places we visit and the things we do because we want to. When we say that we like or dislike something or have a good or bad experience this is our opinion and the truth as we see it. If you have any questions or comments feel free to contact us anytime.