It isn't hard to find a beautiful view in Vancouver, but there are a few places that are decidedly spectacular.
If you are looking to turn up the romance with someone new, pop the big question, or treat the love of your life to a stunning sunset, have a look at some of the city's best viewpoint locales.
Romantic Vancouver Viewpoints
False Creek has one of the most breathtaking vistas in the city. Boats dot the harbour waters and there is plenty of green space to spread out a red and white picnic blanket. And, come nightfall, the area is an ideal place to stroll along the water or stargaze.
Queen Elizabeth Park
Queen Elizabeth Park offers a truly stunning view of downtown Vancouver as it is located on the highest point in the city. What's more, this breathtaking garden offers 52 hectares of immaculately groomed gardens that are ideal for romantic strolls and stargazing.
Top of Vancouver
Dinner and a view, anyone?
The Top of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant offers an unbeatable dining experience. For one, the view is spectacular: perched 553 feet high above the city streets, guests are privy to sweeping views of downtown Vancouver. What’s more, the restaurant offers delectable high-end entrées and appetizers, as well as a bevy of mouthwatering desserts.
Do you like taking long romantic walks on the beach?
Jericho Beach provides one of the best places in the city to enjoy a moonlit stroll and soak in the sounds of the waves crashing into the shore. In addition, the view from the beach offers stunning alpine vistas as well as a view of the city.
Stanley Park Seawall
Although it can be dangerous to visit Stanley Park at night, it is the perfect place to spend a sunny day. And while strolling through the park is a great deal of fun, the seawall offers scenic views that are hard to beat. Indeed, the seawall provides a jaw-dropping panorama to soak the in the city and is the longest uninterrupted waterfront path in the world.
Cypress Mountain Lookout
While the Cypress Mountain Lookout offers one of the best places to capture a sunset or sunrise with your sweetie, it does attract a fair share of people. As such, if you were hoping to have an intimate outing, this isn't the best place. With that being said, it does offer the ideal place to see a stunning panorama of the Lower Mainland from a higher vantage point.
The view from Grouse Mountain is beautiful on its own; however, the mountain’s Eye of the Wind attraction offers a view that can’t be beat. The viewPod is actually the highest vantage point in the Lower Mainland that is accessible to the public. So, if you are looking for a jaw-dropping view from way up high, this is the place to be.
It is one of the most popular places to relax in the city, but it is also one of the most beautiful. A sunset at this stunning beach is truly awe-inspiring, and the surrounding area offers plenty of eateries and bars to enjoy, too.
Burnaby Mountain’s viewpoint offers scenic views of the Burrard Inlet, downtown Vancouver and the Indian arm. What’s more, there are a number of lovey trails to hike through on the mountain, which makes it an ideal place to get some exercise as well as soak in a marvellous panorama.
Fairmont Pacific Rim
If you are looking for a room with a view, then the Fairmont Pacific Rim offers a breathtaking waterfront vista that will leave you spellbound. What's more, it also offers luxurious spa treatments that offer a romantic and relaxing escape from the daily grind.