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April 27, 2006
When you first walk into the building, there's an elevator that takes you to the top deck observatory. It is a glass elevator that goes up the side of the building so you can see the ascent. Once at the top deck, you'll walk into a room with 360-degree windows. There is a tour that operates once you get to the top, and it is very informative and helpful, but for those who choose not to take the tour, there are information placards everywhere filled with facts on what you see out the particular window you're looking through. For those who want to sip on a cappuccino while looking out over the city, there's even a cafe on the floor serving a variety of drinks and snacks.
From journal Canada Day in Vancouver
January 28, 2006
Harbour Centre, on the ground level, consists of a food court and Simon Fraser University and, towards the top, a rotating restaurant (closed 3 to 5pm) and observation deck.
There's no admission to go to the restaurant, or else viewing times and admission rates are $10 for adult and hours vary for the season, the shortest times being 9am to 9pm during the winter. There are discounts available from free tourist guides. The admission is good for the day, so you may come back again to view the skyline at twilight. Come here on a clear day if your stay is long enough so that you may take full advantage of the view, as the cashier Vincent suggested. Take a quick 40-second glass elevator ride up to the top for a 360-degree view of the city, and a cafe is there for drinks and snacks. Fatport Wi-fi is available.
Phone: (604) 689-0421Top Revolving Restaurant, Phone: (604) 669-2220
From journal YVR
May 30, 2003
The view is nice . . .
you can see all of downtown Vancouver (False Creek, Stanley Park, Gastown).
If you want to go back twice, you can see Vancouver by day and by night . . .
your ticket will be valid all day. Don't forget to check their website, you might be able to get a discount.
Was it worth the $10? I'll leave it up to you to decide . . . Will I do it again? Probably not.
I didn't wait around for the guided tour, so I may have missed something spectacular, but there are self-guiding
panels along the windows at the top; they were interesting enough.
There is a restaurant at the top of the tower,
I didn't try it, because I was on a budget, so no comment there.
Overall, it was OK. If you like to see cities from
tall buildings, I would recommend it . . . otherwise, pass.
One cool thing is the view of Stanley Park from above.
That made it worthwhile for me.
From journal Vancouver Summer Folk Festival
Auckland, United Kingdom
December 18, 2002
Apart from this, it's a tower, go up and visit it if you want a good view of the city.
From journal Two weeks in Vancouver