Posted March 2, 2011 by Adam Toren in City Guides

Architectural Highlights

If you are interested in seeing some of Vancouver’s most impressive architectural highlights, then visit the Capilano and Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridges. The Capilano Bridge attracts thousands of visitors every year and the suspension bridge is definitely something to talk about. Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge is a smaller bridge than the Capilano and it has a beautiful canyon layout with waterfalls.

One of the most famous buildings in the city, the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is known for its architectural features. It is a prominent landmark in downtown Vancouver and the original structure of the hotel dates back to 1916. Make sure you also visit the Harbour Centre Lookout Tower at 555 West Hastings Street. If you want to see 360 degrees of Vancouver and the surrounding suburbs and mountains, this is the place. You can take panoramic photos through the glass and go up 545 feet to the top in the sky lift.

Take a trip to Chinatown and Gastown to see some of the oldest and best-preserved historic buildings and architecture. Gastown has many buildings dating back to the founding of the city in the late 1800’s and they still remain in the same shape today except for a few touch ups. Chinatown has some amazing Asian-inspired structures for lovers of fine architecture to take photos of, as well as the narrowest operating dry-cleaners in the world.

The Burrard Bridge was built in 1932 and is made of steel in Art Deco style. This popular bridge offers a connection between Kitsilano and the downtown core and is worth a walk over to check out the interesting statuary (not to mention the view!) It provides locals and visitors with beautiful vistas of False Creek and English Bay.

Adam Toren

Adam Toren
Adam Toren is born and raised in Vancouver BC and loves everything Vancouver BC has to offer. He loves traveling and exploring new and unique restaurants and places around the world.