Thursday, 1 January 2015

Check out Vancouver Lookout for great city views

by Keith and Heather Nicol
Bring a tripod to capture the city lights
      We recently headed up Vancouver Lookout on December 30, 2014 since Vancouver was under a stretch of clear sunny weather. Vancouver Lookout  gives visitors views of the harbour, the north shore mountains, Stanley Park and many of the highrise buildings of downtown Vancouver. On the day we were there we could also see Mt. Baker looming in the distance. The 360 degree observation deck is 550 feet in the air and an outside elevator whisks you to the top in less than a minute. We recommend arriving before the sun sets and then plan to stay for an hour or more to get some pictures of Vancouver as the lights come on. From our experience it makes sense to bring a tripod if you want to get some time exposures at night. If you don’t have a tripod you can use some soft clothing or a bean bag to rest the camera against the frame of the windows to get time exposures as well.  You can enjoy a self guided tour or there are helpful guides that will provide information about the buildings and landscapes that you are viewing. This is a must see attraction and your daily admission ticket is good all day. For more information see:   
Looking southwest toward the tall buildings of Vancouver
Looking toward Stanley Park and the North Shore Mountains

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