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.
Vancouver Tallest buildings
|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|
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.