Boasting the most spectacular views of the North Shore Mountains, the Lions Gate Bridge and the Burrard Inlet, The Prospect Point Lookout in Stanley Park is a Vancouver Tradition and a must visit landmark destination for locals and visitors alike. Enjoy the breathtaking panorama lookout at the highest point in Stanley Park. Visit our full service restaurant and bar (the Prospect Point Cafe), one of our many take-out concessions, and our Stanley Park Gift Shop, where you will find the park’s largest selection of official 2010 Olympic merchandise. No visit to Prospect Point is complete without our world famous ice cream cone - hand scooped or soft serve.

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The Prospect Point Lookout in Stanley Park is Vancouver’s best FREE attraction! Enjoy breathtaking views of the Lions Gate Bridge, the North Shore mountains and the Burrard Inlet. Walk through the magnificent gardens and trails, or explore and walk the Lions Gate Bridge. You can dine at the Prospect Point Cafe and enjoy world famous wild pacific salmon, followed by the best ice cream in town!

When you get hungry, we’ve got ample choices for you, a full service restaurant & bar, a picnic in the park, take-out and of course world famous ice cream!

Enjoy our comfortable and cozy dining room, which extends onto our veranda overlooking the Lions Gate Bridge, the North Shore Mountains and the Burrard Inlet. Prospect Point is truly breathtaking; a magical experience for locals and visitors alike. No visit to Stanley Park is complete without a visit to Prospect Point - where you can explore, hike, dine, shop and capture the most magnificent photos as the panoramic Lowden Lookout.

Rain or shine, it’s the perfect day to sit on our spacious 200 seat covered outdoor patio, enjoy a cold draft beer or a hot Bailey’s Caffe Latte, and a delicious fresh filet of salmon off our fire grill. And don’t forget, no visit to Prospect Point is complete without our world famous ice cream!

Jim Lowden was Director of Planning & Development at the Vancouver Park Board for 25 years, managing the acquisition negotiations, design and development of the downtown waterfront seawall and parks in both Coal Harbour and False Creek. Lowden created 33 new parks in the city, redeveloped the city beaches, as well as creating the Roundhouse and Coal Harbour Community Centres and all the improvements to Stanley Park since 1984.

Lowden took on responsibility for all Park Board functions in the downtown/inner city in 2000. Lowden’s final undertaking was leading the restoration of Stanley Park after the devastation of the December 15, 2006 windstorm which did major damage in the Prospect Point area as well as 20% of the forest, taking down over 10,000 trees. Jim Lowden left a major legacy for tourists and visitors alike. In appreciation and in honour of Lowden, the newly redeveloped lookout panorama at Prospect Point has been named “Lowden Lookout.”

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