The 12 minute SeaBus ride across Burrard Inlet is a fun and inexpensive way to get great views of Canada Place and Stanley Park on the way to “North Van” (as people call it here). And once you exit the SeaBus terminal, you can enjoy postcard-like views of the city and its skyline from a variety of vantage points:
After exiting the SeaBus terminal, turn right and this is the view that you’re going to get
Same location, different time, different viewpoint
About a 5 minute walk from the terminal — still to the right (East) — is this interesting viewpoint: Burrard Pier.
Directions: (Then take Burrard SkyTrain to Waterfront Skytrain — 1 station, Westbound — and follow the “SeaBus” signs)