View from the Viaduct

If you’re looking for creative inspiration and a spectacular view of Vancouver, grab your camera or quick-sketch pens and walk up onto the Dunsmuir viaduct. The viaducts are slated for destruction – the city plans to replace them with an at-grade street network – so now is the time to go.

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Turn 360° on the Dunsmuir viaduct and you’ll get a less commonly-captured perspective of so many Vancouver attractions:

1. The Lions

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2. The W Sign from the old Woodwards

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3. W + Harbour Tower

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4.  BC Place



5. Science World

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6. Martin Creed’s ‘Everything Is Going To Be Alright’ neon sculpture on the Wing Sang Building under Grouse Mountain

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7. Once you make it to the end of the viaduct, head a couple blocks up to Beatty Street, turn left and you’ll find the Beatty Street Mural.

mural off dunsmuir

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Written by Elizabeth Newton




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