The West and North Vancouver Lookout in Stanley Park gives fantastic views of Burrard Inlet and the North Shore of Vancouver.
From this viewpoint you can see the mountains of West Vancouver and North Vancouver including Grouse and Seymour mountains which are ski hills. On the waterfront you will notice the large yellow piles of Sulphur which are part of the Vancouver Wharves Terminal. Vancouver is a working port which exports sulphur, grains, coal, oil, and other commodities! You may see a freighter, or cruise ship going by.
It is free to visit and enjoy the view.