These breathtaking photos show a unique view of Vancouver from above

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The view from the Private Residences at Hotel Georgia. Photo Dan Toulgoet

As the staff photographer at the Vancouver Courier, Dan Toulgoet often has a unique view of the city. Sometimes that view is from high up, offering a perspective of Vancouver rarely seen by most people. Here’s a selection of photos Toulgoet has taken over the years showing what different parts of the city look like on high.

Burrard Bridge

Looking south at the Burrard Bridge memorial braziers. Photo Dan Toulgoet
Looking south at the Burrard Bridge memorial braziers. Photo Dan Toulgoet

Cambie Bridge

Looking south along the Cambie Street bridge. Photo Dan Toulgoet
Looking south along the Cambie Street bridge. Photo Dan Toulgoet

City hall

Looking south along Cambie street from downtown Vancouver. Photo Dan Toulgoet
Looking south along Cambie Street from downtown Vancouver. Photo Dan Toulgoet

Downtown

The view from the Private Residences at Hotel Georgia. Photo Dan Toulgoet
The view from the Private Residences at Hotel Georgia. Photo Dan Toulgoet

Mountain Pleasant crane

A man on his crane in Mount Pleasant. Photo Dan Toulgoet
A man on his crane in Mount Pleasant. Photo Dan Toulgoet

Downtown trees

A view with afternoon sunlight shining between downtown buildings. Photo Dan Toulgoet
A view with afternoon sunlight shining between downtown buildings. Photo Dan Toulgoet

Harbour Centre

A view of Harbour Centre looking south. Photo Dan Toulgoet
A view of Harbour Centre looking south. Photo Dan Toulgoet

Balmoral Hotel, Downtown Eastside

Looking east down East Hastings Street. Photo Dan Toulgoet
Looking east down East Hastings Street. Photo Dan Toulgoet

East Hastings mural

Looking east along East Hastings Street. Photo Dan Toulgoet
Looking east along East Hastings Street. Photo Dan Toulgoet

Marine Gateway

Morning fog off the Fraser River at Marine Drive and Cambie Street. Photo Dan Toulgoet
Morning fog off the Fraser River at Marine Drive and Cambie Street. Photo Dan Toulgoet

Marpole

A view northward along Selkirk Street in Marpole. Photo Dan Toulgoet
A view northward along Selkirk Street in Marpole. Photo Dan Toulgoet

Mount Pleasant murals

The view of two murals, Belvedere Court, Main Street and 10th Ave. Take from atop the Lee Building.
The view of two murals, Belvedere Court, Main Street and 10th Avenue, taken from atop the Lee Building. Photo Dan Toulgoet

The old downtown post office

Morning light on the old Canada Post building downtown. Photo Dan Toulgoet
Morning light on the old Canada Post building downtown. Photo Dan Toulgoet

Rooftop patios

Summertime rooftop patios along a downtown Vancouver Street. Photo Dan Toulgoet
Summertime rooftop patios along a downtown Vancouver Street. Photo Dan Toulgoet

Garden rows

Sole Food Street Farm near the Olympic Village. Photo Dan Toulgoet
Sole Food Street Farm near the Olympic Village. Photo Dan Toulgoet

The Independent

Looking north from Kingsway and East 10th Avenue. Photo Dan Toulgoet
Looking north from Kingsway and East 10th Avenue. Photo Dan Toulgoet

Downtown library

The main branch of the Vancouver Public Library lit with morning light. Photo Dan Toulgoet
The main branch of the Vancouver Public Library lit with morning light. Photo Dan Toulgoet

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