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Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
Yes
ADA accessible
Yes
Guided tours
No
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High View Lookout, also known by it's offical name of Barrett's View or the colloquial Cypress Lookout, is one of the most popular places to take in the views over Vancouver and surrounding area. The popularity is due to it's accessibility - it's just 20 minutes from downtown - and the views.

The outlook is spectacular, with views sweeping from Vancouver Island in the west over Greater Vancouver and south into Washington state. The location is particularly popular at sunset with photographers capturing the setting sun and then the bright lights of the city below.

The lookout takes its official name from former British Columbia Premier Dave Barrett. In 1975, Barrett successfully moved to protect Cypress Provincial Park from logging and property development. Today the park remains a popular year-round public recreation destination, with Barrett's View greeting visitors on their entrance into the park.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

None

Pros

Views. Accessibility.

Cons

Crowds.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Features

ADA accessible
Family friendly
Vault toilet
Big vistas
Picnic tables

Location

Field Guide

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