Vancouver City Skyline

City Skyline Night View of Downtown Vancouver Waterfront Coal Harbour, Stanley Park, Lions Gate Bridge, Pan Pacific Hotel (Canada Place), Vancouver Convention Centre, Shaw Tower Vancouver from Highview Lookout of Cypress Provincial Park - Vancouver, BC, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

March 6, 2012: City Night View of Downtown Vancouver Waterfront Coal Harbour from Highview Lookout of Cypress Provincial Park. A few iconic architectures can be recognized: Stanley Park, Lions Gate Bridge, Pan Pacific Hotel (Canada Place), Vancouver Convention Centre, Harbour Centre Revolving Restaurant, and Shaw Tower Vancouver (the highrise with a long vertical blue-to-green neon line).


The easiest spot to see aerial views of Downtown Vancouver is from Cypress Provincial Park lookout points (Highview and Quarry Lookouts). Check map below for driving direction.

City Aerial View of Downtown Vancouver Waterfront Coal Harbour with Tallest Building Living Shangri-La Seen from Cypress Bowl Highview Lookout Point - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

March 6, 2012: The same shot taken during day time. Vancouver tallest building—Living Shangri-La—is clearly visible.

Vancouver Tallest buildings

# Name Height m/ft Floors Year
1 Living Shangri-La 201 / 659 62 2008
2 Harbour Centre 168.6 / 533 45 1977
3 One Wall Centre 150 / 491 48 2001
4 Shaw Tower 149 / 489 41 2004
5 Royal Centre 141 / 464 37 1973


Aerial view of Vancouver City from Highview Lookout of Cypress Bowl Provincial Park - Vancouver, BC, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

March 6, 2012: Aerial view of Vancouver City from Highview Lookout of Cypress Bowl

Aerial view of Vancouver City from Quarry Lookout of Cypress Bowl Provincial Park - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

March 6, 2012: Vancouver Skyline seen from Quarry Lookout Point

Map

Exact location is indicated by Green Arrow on the following map below. From the city of Vancouver, access is by crossing the Lions Gate Bridge to the Upper Levels Highway (aka, combined Trans-Canada Highway 1 and 99) via Taylor Way in West Vancouver. Take exit #8 off highway to enter Cypress Bowl Road. There are two lookouts points: Highview Lookout (at the 2nd sharp turn) and Quarry Lookout (at the 3rd sharp turn). Parking is free at both sites. The Highview area is mainly a lookout over Vancouver, Fraser Valley and the south end of Vancouver Island. Highview picnic area has a small grassy area and six (6) picnic tables; Quarry has a large grassy area with eleven (11) picnic tables.

Cypress Provincial Park: park site | park map in pdf

Read Sea to Sky Highway Scenic Route for nearby attractions.

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